Having a Ragdoll in your home is truly a wonderful new addition to your family! In a very short time, you will realize exactly how special these cats really are. You will wonder why more people do not know about them. They are a wonderful addition to any household; your life will be filled with a special warmth because of their presence.
We at AWESOME PAWS emphasize health, size and temperament as our main priorities with all our Ragdolls. They are born into a loving family environment, surrounded by children and puppies, and raised ("spoiled") and nurtured until they are ready to go to their new home. We keep our kittens until they are 10-12 weeks old to ensure that they are mentally and physically ready to go home. We adhere to a strict feeding program to ensure that your kitten(s) comes to you in the best of health and kittens receive all age-appropriate vaccines before placement. All cats will come with a vet check and 5-year genetic health guarantee. Should, at any time, you be unable to keep them, my contract requires that they be returned to me.
This page includes a section explaining what Ragdolls are all about, photos of available kittens, a slideshow of kittens from previous litters, and a video compilation including puppies and kittens.
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Ragdolls thrive on human companionship, and, unlike some other felines, love being held. In fact, the breed supposedly got its name because early litters of the docile, friendly cat became limp and floppy like rag dolls when they were picked up.
Aside from its plush fur and large body, the Ragdoll is known for its bright blue eyes and color-pointed coat. Ragdolls also come in a variety of shades, ranging from seal (brown) and blue to red and cream. Variations like tortoiseshell and tabby markings are also common. Ragdoll kittens come in several patterns, including colorpoint (no white on their coat), bicolor, and mitted (meaning they have white “mittens” on their paws). They're born pale, and their coats gradually darken into their permanent hues as they grow older.
According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), male Ragdolls typically weigh between 15 and 20 pounds, and females between 10 and 15 pounds. That makes them slightly larger than other feline heavyweights like the Maine Coon, which can weigh up to 18 pounds, and the Norwegian Forest Cat, which can weigh up to 16 pounds.
Ever wanted a pet that will play fetch with you, follow you from room to room, and sleep with you in your bed? If you’re allergic to dogs (or you’re just partial to cats), consider a Ragdoll. "They can be more like dogs than cats sometimes," one Quora user writes. "My cats greet me at the door, follow me from room to room, cuddle up next to me on the couch and in bed, wait outside while I take a shower, etc. They love stuffed animals and little toys which they will carry from room to room. One of them even plays fetch. If you are looking for a more independent animal, the ragdoll is not for you; they demand and need a LOT of attention and play."
Ragdolls’ docile personalities make them a perfect breed for families with children. They also get along well with other cats and cat-friendly dogs. Ragdolls are even sometimes called “puppy cats” because they like to follow people around and even play fetch.
Ragdoll kittens are intrigued by the sound of running water (although they enjoy all forms of water). When you turn on the shower, bath or tap, your Ragdoll may come running.
His floppy, relaxed good nature gives the Ragdoll his name. He is a big, gentle cat with striking blue eyes who can get along with everyone, including other animals, traits that make him adaptable to almost any home. His semi-long haired coat, which comes in a variety of patterns and colors, is easy to groom.
The large, affectionate Ragdoll goes limp with pleasure when you cuddle him in your arms, the trait that led to his name. He’s a big kitty, with males ranging up to 20 pounds, females slightly smaller, starting at 10 pounds and going up to 15 pounds.
The Ragdoll gazes up at you with beautiful baby blues, eager to follow wherever you go. He’s a friendly cat who will greet you happily at the door, play fetch and sleep with you at night. The Ragdoll loves to be cuddled and is much more accepting than many cats of being carried around in his owner’s arms. Sturdy and tolerant, he can be a child’s best friend, willing to be dressed up in doll clothes and pushed around in a baby buggy. Just make sure your child doesn’t take advantage of his good nature. The laidback Ragdoll can even get along well with dogs and, like them, can learn to walk on a leash. He’s a great choice if you travel frequently and would like to bring a feline companion along.
The breed was created in the 1960s from matings of three cats of unknown heritage. Today the semi-longhaired cats come in four patterns (mitted, van, bicolor and colorpoint) and six colors (seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red and cream) for a variety of looks in the breed. The cats mature slowly, reaching their full size when they are four years old.
The Ragdoll is well suited to any home with people who will love him and give his gorgeous coat a weekly combing. Keep him indoors to protect him from cars, diseases spread by other cats and attacks from other animals.