Ragdolls were developed in the 1960's by a California breeder named Ann Baker. Her original breeding program consisted of sturdy free roaming cats. It is believed that three feral cats Josephine (a white semi long haired female), Daddy Warbucks (a seal point male with white feet), and Blackie (a black male) were the foundation in which Ms. Baker created the type standard for the Ragdoll. She derived the name Ragdoll for the breed because of the tendancy of the cats to go limp in her arms.
Ragdolls are large, loving, docile cats with beautiful blue eyes. Their bodies are lighter colored with darker Siamese type points on the face, legs tail and ears. They come in six colors, blue, lilac, seal, chocolate, cream and flame (red). The darker points can be in four different patterns mitted, pointed, bi color, lynx (striped), and tortie. They are slow maturing, reaching full coat color at about two years of age and full size and weight at approximately four years of age. Altered males can reach 20 pounds or more! Spayed females are proportionately smaller. Ragdolls silky coats are usually non matting, shedding is kept at a minimum with a complete proper diet and minimal grooming by their owners.
Ragdolls love their people! Don't be surprised to be met at the door or followed from room to room so they can flop at your feet and request their bellies rubbed.They are gentle cats and when playing, carefully try to avoid using their claws. Ragdolls make great pets for just about anyone, children, the elderly and families with other pets. Ragdolls are very social and do better with another cat, kitten or dog in the home if their owners are gone for long periods of time.
All Kelly's pet kittens are altered before going to their new homes, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Spay/Neutered cats make much better pets, as they are not emotionally burdened and frustrated by hormonal cycles.
I do not declaw any of my Ragdolls. Declawing is a painful surgery that actually amputates the last joint of your cats toe. There are several alternatives to this procedure. More information can be found at www.declawing.com
To help make the transition smooth from our home to yours: The kittens are started out on Worlds Best Litter (made from corn) and eventually are weaned onto a scoopable litter or a pine pellet litter (Feline Pine).We feed our kittens Royal Canin kitten/baby formula. A change in water could be upsetting to the kittens digestive system so we recommend filtered or bottled water for the first couple of weeks and then you can slowly add your drinking water to the kittens water bowl. We start the kittens out on scratching posts, the kittens and I :) like the sisal covered ones the best.The kittens will be examined by my vet and given appropriate vaccines,dewormed,and altered before going to their new homes anywhere from 12-16 weeks of age. Kittens should be given a booster and a Rabies vaccine at one year of age. Kittens are placed with a two year health guarantee.
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