This is your one stop shop for all things Ragdoll! Our goal is to provide as much information as possible to help you care for and build a strong relationship with your Ragdoll. From breed information to health and care and behavior, our aim is to give you the resources you need as an owner, future owner or Ragdoll enthusiast.

Ragdoll Genetic TestingBreed InfoHealth and Care

Genetic Testing for Ragdolls

Without a doubt, Ragdolls are a special breed that have been selectively bred for their beautiful appearance and incredible personality. But as with any purebred cat, that comes with a higher risk of certain genetic disorders. Don’t fret so fast, though, as there are a lot of reasons why you might want to do some genetic testing on your Ragdoll, and not all of it is to detect worrisome genes that could lead to heath issues down the line. This…
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May 19, 2020
Ragdoll PriceBreed Info

Ragdoll Price Guide

Ragdolls are an incredibly popular and highly sought-after cat breed, which is really no surprise given their lovable personalities and silky, plush coat. Ragdolls are famously bred for their laid-back and loyal personalities, and many people will describe them as being dog-like. It’s a no-brainer; if you get a Ragdoll, you’ll have an amazing companion for many years. But with high popularity comes a high price. Ragdolls are by no means cheap, costing on average between $800 - $2500 depending…
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May 18, 2020
Ragdoll FactsBreed Info

Ragdoll Facts: Personality, Characteristics and Breed Info

Ragdolls are truly one of the most precious, lovable cat breeds out there. More than just their backstory or looks, the Ragdoll has an incredible personality that makes them a perfect companion for most people. According to the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA), the Ragdoll is the fifth most popular cat breed in the United States; people just can’t get enough of them! Coat Length: Semi-long Shedding: High Hypoallergenic: Somewhat Average Female Weight: 8-15 lbs Average Male Weight: 15-20 lbs Time…
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May 16, 2020
How to Train a RagdollBehaviorHealth and Care

How to Train a Ragdoll

Some of the most cherished traits of the Ragdoll are its intelligence and dog-like personality, making the breed a truly lovable companion. It’s difficult to believe at times this big, fluffy creature can even be a cat at all; you can bet she’ll follow you around the house and want to be by your side or in your lap on the couch. Ragdolls truly have an amazing ability to get to know their owner well, their habits, preferences and body…
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May 16, 2020
Ragdoll SizeBreed Info

How Big Are Ragdolls?

When we think of large cats, it’s typically a Maine Coon or Norwegian Forest Cat that comes to mind. But Ragdolls can weigh between 10 to 20 pounds when fully grown, giving both of those breeds a run for their money! Weight Difference Between Male and Female Ragdolls Female Ragdolls weigh between 8 to 15 pounds while males will weigh 12 to 20 pounds. Indeed, the weight discrepancy between male and female Ragdolls is pretty significant which is something to…
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May 15, 2020
Fascinating Facts About RagdollsBreed Info

7 Fascinating Facts About Ragdolls

With their lovable personalities and furry, floppy bodies, it’s no wonder Ragdolls are one of the most popular cat breeds out there. To give you an idea of just how popular they are, Ragdolls are the fifth most registered cat breed by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA), and they’re going nowhere anytime soon. 1. Ragdolls Always have Blue Eyes Blue eyes are typically a rarity for many cat breeds, but this is not so for the Ragdoll. One of the…
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May 13, 2020
Common Health Issues in RagdollsBreed InfoHealth and Care

Common Health Issues for Ragdoll Cats

Like all purebreds, Ragdolls do have their share of health issues associated with their breed. To be fair, some health issues they experience are common to all cats, but should you should still be aware of these so you can prevent or detect any unusual health issues with your Ragdoll sooner. Nobody ever wants anything bad to happen to their lovable Ragdoll, but staying informed can help you make good decisions and help your Ragdoll live a long and happy…
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February 14, 2020
Are Ragdoll Cats HypoallergenicBreed Info

Are Ragdoll Cats Hypoallergenic?

Many people will claim that although they are allergic to cats in general, they can tolerate Ragdoll cats just fine! In fact, some cat owners that previously couldn’t own a domestic cat found that they could own and snuggle up to their very own Ragdoll without any issues. However, the truth remains that Ragdolls are NOT hypoallergenic, but it is likely that if you are allergic to cats, you might just be less allergic to Ragdolls, and here is why.…
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February 14, 2020
Characteristics of the Ragdoll CatBreed Info

Characteristics of the Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll is an absolutely precious cat with its long-hair, blue eyes and floppy, gentle nature. There’s a lot to love about the Ragdoll from their personality to their physical characteristics. This article will focus mainly on the physical characteristics of the Ragdoll, including their weight, coat, color, lifespan and how to identify one. Size Ragdolls will weight anywhere from 8-20lbs and be 9-11 inches tall in adulthood, which is quite the range for a purebred cat! They tend to…
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February 13, 2020
History of the RagdollBreed Info

History of the Ragdoll Cat

Ann Baker’s Creation The first Ragdoll cat was born in the 1960s in Riverside, California, not long ago compared to most breeds! And also unlike most cat breeds, the Ragdoll was genetically engineered by a woman named Ann Baker, meaning that she specifically bred cats together in an attempt to create the perfect cat. This strange and interesting history of the Ragdoll breed is even preserved in an online archive, which  you can visit here and view and read recent images…
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February 13, 2020
Ragdoll ColorsBreed Info

Ragdoll Colors

Unlike most cat breeds that have very strict and rigid color standards, Ragdolls come in a wide variety of colors and patterns! There are about 20 of these accepted color patterns, all with their own subtle differences. Despite their wide variation in body color, all Ragdolls have blue eyes! Ragdoll Colors and Patterns All Ragdolls have the “point” pattern, which means the color on their body darkens at the “points”, i.e. their paws, face and tip of their tails. Their…
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February 11, 2020
Ragdoll CatsBreed Info

Personality of a Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll cats are one of the most popular breeds out there, and for excellent reason. With a unique and lovable set of personality traits, Ragdolls are sure to make anyone fall in love with them. Some say they’re the most docile cat breed, and their affectionate nature makes them wonderful companions. 1. Ragdolls are very relaxed and gentle Perhaps one of their most notable personality traits, Ragdolls are known for being extremely laid back and gentle. While most cats are…
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February 11, 2020
Ragdoll Cat OutsideHealth and Care

Letting Your Ragdoll Outside

Most people think that because their cats love watching the birds and squirrels outside they deserve a little time outdoors. Indeed, cats are natural hunters and wild cats thrive outside, but that doesn't mean your Ragdoll will. There are plenty of reasons to keep your Ragdoll inside, including thievery, diseases, predators and parasites. Indoor Cats Live Longer Lifespan comparisons of purely indoor vs purely outdoor cats are pretty extreme. Statistics show that while indoor cats can live up to 17…
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February 5, 2020
Ragdoll CatHealth and Care

Bringing Home Your Ragdoll for the First Time

Before your Ragdoll Arrives There’s a lot of preparation to do before your Ragdoll even enters your home. Cats don’t generally like change, and being territorial creatures means they’re particularly sensitive changes in their surroundings. Safe Room Environments will a lots of space can be overwhelming to a new cat who doesn’t yet trust there aren’t dangers lurking everywhere.  Designate a room, such as a bedroom or bathroom, they’ll stay in for a while until they’re ready to explore more. Be…
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February 3, 2020
Feeding your ragdollHealth and Care

Feeding Your Ragdoll: What, How Much and How Often

The Importance of Feeding Your Ragdoll Well It’s pretty obvious why it’s important to feed your cat properly. We’ve all heard the saying “You are what you eat” and understand the consequences of overeating and bad diet in humans, and cats are no different. What and when you feed your cat can determine how long they live, their quality of life, and whether they suffer diseases down the road. And it can sometimes be hard to distinguish if a cat…
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February 3, 2020
Ragdoll Cats and SheddingHealth and CareBreed Info

Ragdolls and Shedding

One of the most lovable parts of the Ragdoll is their silky, fluffy coat! They are medium- to longhair cats, which means they naturally have long hair which makes their shedding more noticeable. However, unlike most longhair cats, Ragdolls do not have an undercoat which means they do not need to shed as much. It would be incorrect to say that they do not shed at all though; Ragdolls will leave their fair share of hair all over your home,…
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February 2, 2020