However, this is not common and reputable breeders do breed for temperament that holds true to the Ragdoll breed. The first 12 weeks of a kitten’s life shape its behavior later on in life. Q: What is the life expectancy of the average Ragdoll? A: With the proper care and attention, a Ragdoll is no different from any other cat. Q: Is the Ragdoll a «lap cat»?
A: Well, some can be, but remember this is a BIG cat and at most times it will feel more comfortable at your side or your feet. That is not to say that a Ragdoll won’t use you as a cushion or a pillow! Q: Which sex makes a better pet, a boy or a girl? A: Both males and females make wonderful pets. There is little variation in their personalities, once they have been de-sexed. The boys usually won’t spray once desexed.
It all comes down to individual personalities. Some «generalized» cat care books state that males are more extraverted and more apt to adapt themselves with strangers. And, females are said to be more stand offish and need more time to bond with their owners or adapt to company or strangers. We have found that with the Ragdoll breed this is not always necessarily so. Part of the intrigue with Ragdolls in general is how wonderful they are with their human companions. Their main difference is size, being the boys are bigger than the girls by a couple of kilos I personally prefer boys they love their cuddles. Q: Is it safe to early neuter and spay?
A: Yes, it is very safe, and easier on kittens than older kittens or adult. In males, neutering reduces the risk of testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate and related infections, as well as the spraying that a whole male will do. There are many other positives, for more information, please speak to your own vet. A good friend has kindly sent in a photo of her 2 young girls operation scars — we always suggest that you ask for a middle line spay for females. This means that the operation is done down the middle of the tummy, This means no coat is lost from the flank of the body. It also heals a lot quicker and is no where as noticeable due to the coat being shaved off! Thanks to Fiona for the photos !
Also to Lily and Poppy for posing! Q: Should I adopt one kitten or two? A: It is recommended adopting two kittens at the same time if possible for many different reasons. The main reason is if you have two cats, they can keep each other company and will never be lonely. Ragdolls are very affectionate and love constant companions. But don’t worry they will still love their humans just as much! The second cat does not demand much more work than having only one cat.
Cats love to play and having a companion with them will keep your cat in better shape and better health from exercise! Cats also tend to have less destructive habits when they are not bored. Having another cat around gives mental and physical stimulation. Q: Is it first come first serve? A: No, I usually have a waiting list so the people on the list will have first priority. Q: How do I go about putting my name down for a Ragdoll kitten? A: You can either phone or email me.
There is usually a waiting list, but not always. I would like to know a little about yourself and your family before I put anyone on my waiting list. Im sure you can understand that I only want the best for our kittens. Q: When do I need to pay my deposit? A: You can pay your deposit once you’ve chosen your kitten. 50, which is non refundable if you change your mind. Sorry but I have had to introduce the deposit, due to time wasters. Q: Can we visit your home again and see our new Ragdoll kitten after we have paid a deposit? A: Yes, you and your family are more than welcome to visit.