Ragdoll cat possesses magnificent appearance and fine character. This breed was bred in California USA in the early 60s. Translated from English, the name of these cats means "rag doll." This is no coincidence.
When they take these beauties in their arms, all their muscles relax, and it seems that you are holding a rag lump. Ragdoll Cat quite large. Their muscular carcass can weigh 7-9 kg, and the length reaches 1 m.
Females of this breed are smaller in size and weigh 4-5.5 kg. Such representatives of the feline family tend to gain weight. One of Ragdoll cat breed features is that the back of the body is more massive and larger than the front.
Standards also allow the presence of fat in cats. The paws of such animals are strong, round, of medium length. Between the fingers are observed tows (tufts of wool). Another indicator of pedigree is the shape of the head with convex cheeks.
The head of these seals is wedge-shaped, between the ears the skull is flat. Their neck is short and thick. Cheeks, seemingly pout and narrow at the chin. Ears of medium size, wide with rounded tips. Their inner part is covered by a “fan” of wool.
This cat breed has amazingly beautiful eyes. They can literally bewitch their depth. Large, widely spaced and full of adoration. The shade of the eyes is of 2 types: bright blue and dark blue. Seals with rich eye color are considered especially valuable.
Ragdoll Tail long and very fluffy. At the base it is of medium thickness, and ends with a light cone. The coat is long, silky. But do not worry, she does not require special care, since it is unusual for her to fall down.
In certain parts of the body, the coat is longer: neck, chest and abdomen. This breed has 3 types of color: mitted, colorpoint and bicolor. Color point - very similar to the Siamese color: light legs and torso, dark - ears and tail.
Pictured Ragdoll Color Point
Mitted - very similar to the previous type of color, but plus a white bib.
In the photo, Ragdoll mitted
Bicolor - characterized by a light body and dark - tail, muzzle and ears. This is clearly visible but photo of ragdoll cats.
Pictured Ragdoll Bicolor
It is worth noting that individuals of this breed of cats grow up late. They only become adults by the age of 3-4. Such pets behave calmly, docilely, one might even say that they are true intellectuals. Their voice is pleasant for hearing. They are not aggressive and get along well with children. Cats are ready at any moment to enjoy hugs and grip.
Having picked up such a cat in your hands, you will immediately notice how it relaxed and went limp. During such relaxation, she is able to take the most unthinkable poses. It is worth noting that the ragdolls have a very low pain threshold. Sometimes this property can turn out for them not in the best way. If the animal falls, it may be injured or during the game they may also be injured due to their compliance.
It is widely believed that all cats, falling, land on their feet. So, the exception to these rules are ragdolls. Due to their slowness, they are not able to roll over in the air, like other cats. Cats of this breed have excellent memory and intelligence.
They can be quickly and easily accustomed to the tray and to walk on a leash. They are even able to distinguish the mood of the owner by intonation. These are affectionate and sociable animals. They really appreciate physical contact. By virtue of his calm and balanced character, ragdoll cat often considered lazy.
With such a pet in your house will always be in order. He is very devoted to his master and is ready to follow him everywhere. According to reviews breeders content ragdoll cats not a troublesome thing. During the molting period, little falls out, there are no special preferences in food, they are easily trained and not aggressive - exemplary pets.
They do not like to swim and panic with every water treatment. Therefore, without special need, it is better not to carry out this procedure. For single people, cats of this breed are just a godsend. Ragdoll is an amateur to “support” the conversation, but at the same time, if the owner made it clear that he is busy, the cat will not be imposed.
Price Ragdoll Cats
Ragdoll price of cats Depends on the following factors: pedigree, exterior and age. The cheapest thoroughbred kittens aged 3-4 months will cost 15-40 thousand rubles. Sometimes breeders offer thoroughbred babies, but without documents for them. In this case, the pet can cost from 5 thousand rubles.
In special cases, there is a price of 2 thousand rubles. for a kitten. But such a baby may be a "fake." Often under the guise of a ragdoll offer Burmese cats. You make such a purchase at your own risk. It is better to buy pets in specialized nurseries.
Care and Nutrition
Caring for representatives of this breed is quite simple. Cats need to be combed daily with a brush or comb. Bathe only in exceptional cases, using quality hygiene products. Do not let these pets walk alone on the street. Ragdolls do not know how to defend themselves, so they can easily get under a car or run into an aggressive dog.
Pictured kitten is a ragdoll
Their appetite is good. They will be, there is everything that you offer. But for the health of the pet, you need to make sure that the menu is balanced. Mineral additives and energy products must be present in it. Some of the products are strictly forbidden to give to cats. In order not to disturb their digestive system and kidney function, exclude sweets, smoked meats, salt, spices and canned foods from the diet.
The menu should be varied: meat, fish, cereals, dairy products and even vegetables. If the owner is a supporter of natural food, then in the diet should be regularly present: beef, dairy products, poultry and rabbit meat. Moreover, meat should be 2/3 of the total diet of the animal.
If you give purchased dry feed, then only high-quality. They will fully satisfy the needs of your pet's body. Ragdoll cat breed It is almost ideal for home use. Mild temper, humility and minimal care needs make this animal a perfect example of an exemplary pet.
Brief characteristics of the breed
|Sizes of adults:|
- growth at the withers - up to 45 cm,
- weight - 7-10 kg.
How much does a kitten cost:
- Show class: from 50 thousand rubles.
- Bridging class: from 30 thousand rubles.
- Pet class: from 12-15 thousand rubles.
- Without documents: up to 10 thousand rubles.
How many live: 12-15 years. Good care, proper nutrition, good health can extend the life of a pet up to 16-19 years.
|General information||Gentle, affectionate kittens grow up in large cats.||The characteristic color appears at 8 weeks|
|Character||Very calm, balanced, friendly cats. Total lack of aggression||A great favorite for a family or a single person. They do not like loud sounds|
|Appearance||Three varieties of colors, various shades||Large cats, the weight of males can reach 14-15 kg|
|House behavior||The perfect companion, the cat is attached to the house and does not tend to the street|
|Care||You need to comb twice a week. Wool is not prone to forming mats|
|Health problems||Tendency to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy|
How to choose a kitten
Ragdoll kittens are born white. The color begins to manifest itself by the tenth day and is fully formed only by two years, which means that you should not focus on it when choosing a kitten. It is better to pay attention to the nature of the future pet. Playful and cheerful, he should completely relax and go soft in your arms - this is a sure sign of the breed.
Ragdolls develop slowly - eyes open after 10-14 days, and the period of maternal feeding ends closer to four months. At this age, kittens become conscious - they can eat on their own, accustomed to the tray. Separation from the mother is easier due to their socialization.
Caution! There are cases when breeders give out for a ragdoll cats of a Burmese breed, similar in color and appearance. The nature of such pets will be more independent.
A thoroughbred kitten can be purchased only in a few nurseries. The new owner is issued:
- veterinary passport with marks on procedures and vaccinations,
- certificate of the state sample from the veterinary clinic,
- pedigree or metric,
- care recommendations.
Price varies from 10 to 35 thousand rubles and depends on class, origin.
How to distinguish a ragdoll from other breeds
The main differences between ragdolls from Burmese and Neva-masquerade cats:
- Ragdolls are a larger breed with thickened legs, so pay attention to the weight and complexion of the cat.
- The shape of the head of a ragdoll is wedge-shaped with prominent cheeks and cheekbones.
- Due to the structural features of the skull, the eyes are beveled to the bridge of the nose, which gives the look a slightly surprised look.
- If you take a ragdoll, you will feel how it will go limp in your hands, which is caused by a low muscle tone and a gullible character.
Thus, ragdolls are a breed for the determination of which external qualities are not so important as the character traits and characteristics of the animal’s behavior.
Self-breeding of ragdolls is quite problematic. Breeders note that it is very difficult to find a worthy partner - false ragdolls are often found. Crossbreeding with other breeds is prohibited. When selling kittens for breeding, nurseries are equipped with microchips.
Ragdolls Monogamous. The male can live with one cat all his life, preceding mating with long gentlemanly courtship, which can last for years. The trickle is calm.
Breeding kennels in Russia are few. In Moscow it is:
Ragdoll breed, despite its relative youth, has overgrown with myths and legends. Here are some qualities that are falsely attributed representatives of this breed:
- resistant to pain (by virtue of temperament, ragdoll cats are more patient, but their sensitivity is not lower than other breeds),
- fearless (representatives of the breed are more trusting, it is sometimes difficult for them to recognize the threat),
- defenseless (ragdolls play without releasing claws, but use their claws and teeth in urgent need)
- hypoallergenic (these cats shed less, but can cause allergic reactions in especially sensitive people).
Video review of the Ragdoll breed and the story of the unusual cat Matilda:
The friendliness and credulity inherent in cats of the ragdoll breed made them extremely popular. So the New York Algonquin hotel became the home for a ragdoll cat named Matilda. The peaceful nature made her the queen of the hotel, a legend among staff and guests. It is a local attraction. Her images are decorated with postcards and books, a lot of letters from around the world come to her name, and you can order a cocktail in the hotel bar. Matilda drinks milk exclusively from champagne glasses.
Ragdoll cat: features, appearance, care and maintenance
There are many legends about the creation of the Ragdoll breed. One of them tells about a certain English cat of the Angora breed, which had an accident. After the misfortune, the character of the animal has changed for the better. The hostess noticed that the pet from the wayward and aggressive animal became affectionate and flexible.
After the animal mistress recovered decided to bring her darling with a Burmese cat. The second breed has always been calm and affectionate. The kittens that appeared had the character of a dad and an unusual ability to relax mom. Thus, the light saw the Ragdoll breed.
Ragdoll Cat Breed Description
The secret of an extraordinary cat lies in her bewitching eyes. They have a blue color. Looking at them once you might even think that the cat is looking through you and reading out your thoughts. But in general terms, the breed has the following characteristics.
- The breed standard assumes the presence of developed cheeks that smoothly pass into the chin. A flat surface can be traced between the skull and ears.
- An important distinguishing feature of the breed is the length of the nose, which is several times greater than its width. The form has a certain bend and the so-called transition.
- The ears are built in the shape of a triangle. Inside the auricle has wool. On the ears you can see the characteristic tassels, slightly leaning forward. Auricle size is average.
- Distinguish ragdoll from other breeds, perhaps by the eyes. The eyes are wide and have a deep blue color.
- The features include muscle tone, which is able to relax.
- Ragdoll kittens open their eyes at the third week of life.
- The breed has a large white mustache.
- The massive neck also belongs to the standard of this breed.
- A large animal has massive breasts. A layer of fat can be seen on the stomach. The body has an elongated shape.
- Cats grow larger than cats.
- Between the legs there are tufts of wool. Feet have an average length.
- The tail of the animal is fluffy, elongated and spiky.
- The average weight of a cat is nine kilograms, while a female can reach six kilograms.
It is worth noting that the exotic is not only the general appearance of the cat, but also its fur. Ragdoll has wool to the touch similar to rabbit. She doesn't roll, It looks like a silk thread and is easy to comb. The standard also includes the presence of a collar on the neck and panties on the hind legs.
The color of the ragdolls is conventionally divided into three types.
- The first is two-colored animals.
- The second - have gloves on their feet - mitted.
- The third is color point.
Kitty has various shades. The standard highlight coffee color, purple and blue. All other coat colors are unacceptable. Therefore, when choosing a ragdoll kitten, you first need to examine the color of the coat. Kittens can have a white color, which changes color with age.
Ragdoll Cat Health
When choosing a pet, for the future owner it is necessary to know everything about the animal’s health. This breed has excellent health. A high level of immunity is able to cope with any disease. Many cats live a long life never sick. But despite this, you need to carefully monitor the health of the pet. The main thing is to have all preventive vaccinations. In this case, no viruses and fungi are not afraid of them.
Despite the developed immunity, ragdolls can be susceptible to genetic diseases. Not knowing what the cat’s great-grandfathers hurt, it is quite difficult to be 100% sure that the animal will not get sick in the future. A common problem that is more likely to be genetic in nature is hip dysplasia. In the early stages, it cannot cause discomfort. It may even be inconspicuous. But in the later stages, the pet will experience severe pain and can be paralyzed.
One more problemthat can be inherited is a weak heart. Cardiomyopathy can overtake at an early age. This disease is not treated and, as a rule, a kitten can die suddenly. In order to protect yourself from losing your beloved animal before buying a kitten, you need to check the health of the entire line of relatives and parents.
Ragdoll kittens: how to choose?
Quite often negligent sellers can sell ragdolls under the guise of a Burmese breed. They have a common color and a similar character. But knowing the basic rules choosing a future kitten, you can easily understand the intricacies of the breed.
- The first thing you need to do before buying is to familiarize yourself with the documents for the cat. You will need to study the pedigree of this breed. It should contain all the data of parents and grandparents. Also check out their health status.
- Check out the vaccination calendar. Kittens must be vaccinated twice before you make a purchase.
- The kitten must have a veterinary passport, which will indicate all vaccinations.
- It is best to buy kittens from trusted sellers or in specialized nurseries.
- A trusted seller or breeder will provide advice on all issues that may be of interest to the owner of the ragdoll breed.
- It is worth paying attention to the fact that by the age of three weeks, kittens should be trained to go to the toilet and sharpen their nails on claws.
- The price of kittens should not be lower than thirty-five thousand rubles.
- Before going to the nursery, be sure to check the seller for registration.
Advantages and disadvantages of the Ragdoll breed
Any breed has its advantages and disadvantages. It is best to familiarize yourself with this list before purchasing so as not to be disappointed in the future. The benefits include.
- The Ragdoll breed is sociable and devoted to the owner.
- The animal does not need special care.
- It gets along well with other family members, children and gets along well with any animals.
- Has a thin and quiet voice, which she can cast on the case.
The disadvantages of this breed include.
- It requires too much attention. It will be difficult for a constantly working cat owner to keep such an animal.
- The animal has a retarded response. Therefore, not every person will like it.
- It requires constant education and control.
Whether or not to get a cat ragdoll decideOf course, to you based on your preferences. But still there is no sweeter creature that can complement the comfort of your home and become a faithful companion in life.
Ragdoll is the best breed for the elderly
The best breed for the elderly.
We are often asked - who is best suited for the Ragdoll breed? Of course, people who need tactile contact with a cat and want constant communication, want to stroke, play, pick up. Ragdolls are animal companions, they will become your “tail” and will be constantly nearby. They are offended if you do not pay attention to them for a long time and look sadly at your home bustle, waiting for when you finally settle down to come, to lie near or from above. To purr, purr, trample your feet, play with you. These are very tender cats, they like to kiss, hug and “complain”. They really relax with a "cloth", which is a very soothing effect on a person!
Ragdolls are therefore very suitable for pensioners and older people - they have all the qualities that are so appreciated by older people: the presence of a friend is nearby. And it’s just a unique coincidence of temperaments - almost always being at home, measured mode of the day, afternoon nap, early rise - just a perfect coincidence!
About the Ragdoll breed and nursery name
Tuberculosis Valley. A bit of a strange name for the cattery Ragdoll, right?) But if you find out a little more about this, everything becomes very logical and understandable!
Tuberose and ragdolls have much in common - we will tell you about their amazing similarities!
Tuberose is an exquisite delicate snow-white flower with an amazing smell that cannot be forgotten once you hear it. You fall in love with aroma instantly, just like with ragdolls - when you see it once, you can never forget. This coat wants to be ironed and ironed, these piercing blue eyes are remembered at first sight.
Ragdolls are born white, the color gradually begins to appear from 2-3 weeks, the formation completely ends in 14-20 months, gradually deepening.
Ragdolls have 3 types of color and in each 4 colors are possible.
Types of color - this is colorpoint, bicolor and mitted.
The color of the color is strength (dark brown), chocolate, blue, purple.
What is color point?
The color is very similar to Siamese. Persian cats-color-points also look. Dark labels should be as contrasted as possible compared to the light background of the case. Dark nose and paw pads.
Mitted Gloved - in our opinion, the most beautiful! This is a favorite color for most people. It is cats of the Mitted color that most often appear on advertising posters and packaging of pet products.
Dark color-point marks, with a coquettish addition of white short “socks” on the front legs and longer “stockings” on the hind legs. A white “shirt-front” (breast) and a white belly are attached to the “socks”. Dark nose. Charming color!
Bicolors (two-tone) - A dark mask - like an inverted Latin V, starts from the forehead and descends on the cheeks to the chin. The nose remains pink. The back is lighter than the marks. But the chest, stomach, legs from the knee to the foot should be white. The color most demanded by breeders.