Ragdoll

Growth Size

Ragdolls grow to a weight of 8 – 10kg.

Lifespan

9 – 15 years.

Temperament

Highly affectionate and incredibly relaxed. The Ragdoll enjoys nothing more than to be in the company of humans. It may even follow you around the house like a puppy!

Training Difficulty

Ragdolls love to please their owners, so with the right methods it it quite easy to train them to fetch, walk on a leash, or even beg for treats.

Recommended Owners

Ragdolls are recommended for people who can give them the company they crave. This breed won't do well if it is left alone for long periods of time.

Origin

The origin of the Ragdoll is attributed to a breeder in California by the name of Ann Baker. In the 1960s, she started developing the breed by crossing Persian and Birman cats. She also had some unconventional methods to promote breed awareness, like claiming Ragdolls had human genes, were immune to pain, and that they were a missing link between us and extraterrestrial life!

Diet

All cats are 'obligate carnivores', which means they require meat in their diet. Taurine is essential to a cat's health, and it gets this amino acid from either wet or dry foods containing meat. Depending on factors such as size and weight, adult cats can eat a quarter to half a cup of dry food per day, or 140 – 250g of wet food per day. These amounts can be halved if feeding a diet of both wet and dry food.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

With a medium length coat, the Ragdoll requires moderate grooming. A brush every few days will keep its fur tangle-free and looking great!

Comments

When relaxed, a Ragdoll will go limp in your arms. This is how the breed got its name.