Learn About the Ragdoll Cat

Posted on: 11 February 2021

The ragdoll cat breed is relatively new, having only been established in the 1960s. They are also an American breed since the breed's developer lived in the US. The base breeds that make up the ragdolls' breed include Persian and Birman cats. The cats come in 6 colors and have different variations that their coloring can come in, including mitted and color pointed. If you are interested in getting a ragdoll kitten, you might want to know what the breed is like.  

1. They're Congenial

These cats tend to be very congenial and mild-mannered. An ideal ragdoll cat is relatively docile and very friendly. They will be delighted to be around people and will even follow you from room to room so that they can stay with you. Unlike some cat breeds that can be very standoffish, the ragdoll will be the breed that is always going to be willing to crawl in your lap and snuggle with you. If you pick up your ragdoll, they will go all floppy (like a rag doll) and be happy to be carried around. If you already have a pet in the house, a ragdoll can be a good option because they tend to get along well with other animals. 

2. They're Moderately Active

The ragdoll is a moderately active breed. They aren't going to be total couch potatoes; they will play with you, at least for a while. Then they will need a break and a nap. This will be somewhat different if you get a kitten versus an adult cat. Kittens will be more active and playful, but as they grow, they'll mellow out and calm down some. 

3. They're Quiet 

Unlike some breeds, like the Siamese, who will talk to you all the time and will let you know, in no uncertain terms, that it's time to eat or sleep or that they are bored, the ragdoll tends to be pretty quiet. They may still meow at you, but it will be more of a polite, well-mannered meow instead of yelling at you. 

If you are going to get a new cat, you might want to think about getting a ragdoll. They can be a good breed for people looking for a loving indoor cat that will make them happy, want to cuddle and be very smart. Ensure that you check out reputable breeders and rescues in your area to find the perfect cat for you.