Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is a Ragdoll the Right Cat for You?

Ragdoll Cats

You should always do your homework before bringing an animal home to live with you. The worst thing someone can do is take a pet home, let it get comfy then take it back to the pound or shelter. You can avoid this by studying the breed and making sure it matches up with your lifestyle.

The Ragdoll cat breed isn't for everyone. They are fantastic and very beautiful felines though. This breed is very affectionate and pretty relaxed. Their fur doesn't matt and it's very silky and long. You can count on a Ragdoll cat following you everywhere they can. Human interaction is something they need to keep happy. Ragdolls do grow to be quite large in size, possibly the size of a very small dog. They could possibly reach up to 15 lbs! Very loving and playful, Ragdolls  make wonderful companions.

If you want a furry little loyal companion that will be awaiting your arrival when you get home, the Ragdoll would be the perfect addition to your home. You can always count on him or her to be right by your side. If you are looking for a cat that is more independent and keeps to his or herself, this probably wouldn't be a good fit for you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ragdoll Cat Personality

The Ragdoll is gentle and laid back. Just like dogs, these cats need to develop good socialization skills so if it's an option, you want to start when they are young. They love attention and being held so don't be afraid to pick him or her up at anytime. That also helps socialize them.

A Ragdoll cat would be fine if they were the only pet in the house. They don't need another animal companion, they actually prefer humans over other pets. These cats almost become limp, just like a ragdoll when you pick them up. Ragdolls are welcoming to people and kids they don't know, they have quite a bit of patience with small children as well.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ragdoll Cat Health

You need to know how to care for your Ragdoll cat or kitten before you bring one home. Do some research to see if it's even the right cat breed for you. Something really nice about the Ragdoll cat breed is that they are known for having many health problems like some other breeds. Just as long as you feed them right and they get their exercise, they can live up to the high teens or maybe even 20 years!

Ragdoll cats, like Siamese cats have a sensitive stomach so finding the right cat food that agrees with them is extremely important. Going into the pet store and picking out the most expensive or the cheapest food is not going to work. Many pet stores have breed specific foods, that would be a good option for your Ragdoll. You could even take the route of making your own after you find out what agrees with him or her. This way you know exactly what's going into their body and you can modify it if need be.

I suggest to anyone with cats to leave some cat toys laying around the house so that when you are not around or able to play with him or her they can entertain themselves. Cat trees are a great option as well. They need lots of love, attention and playtime with you so don't deny them of that. This is all they have so be loving and loyal to them and they will be the best companion you could ever ask for.