Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat



Breed Highlighs:

The Ragdoll cat breed is known for their affectionate and gentle nature, often referred to as the "lap cat". They are also known for their blue eyes, pointed coat, and their tendency to go limp when picked up, hence the name "ragdoll".


Ragdoll cats are a large breed, with males weighing between 12-20 pounds and females weighing between 8-15 pounds.


Ragdoll cats are a medium to large breed, with males typically standing around 12-16 inches tall and females standing around 10-14 inches tall.

Life Expectancy:

The average lifespan of a Ragdoll cat is around 12-17 years.

Litter Size:

Ragdoll cats typically have litters of around 4-6 kittens.

Breed Appearance:

Ragdoll cats have a pointed coat, which means their body is a lighter colour than their face, legs, tail, and ears. They come in a variety of colours, including seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac. Their coat is long and silky, and they have a fluffy tail.


The Ragdoll cat breed was created in the 1960s by a woman named Ann Baker in California. She bred a white domestic longhair cat named Josephine with a Birman or Burmese cat, and the offspring were bred with other cats to create the Ragdoll breed.


One of the most ancient breeds, Siamese cats in the olden days, were exclusive to rich and royal families only. The theft of a Siamese cat was considered a punishable crime.

Currently Used As:

Ragdoll cats are mainly kept as pets, due to their affectionate and docile nature.


Ragdoll cats are generally healthy, but they can be prone to certain health issues such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, bladder stones, and feline infectious peritonitis. It's important to take them for regular vet checkups and to keep up with their vaccinations.

Living Condition:

Ragdoll cats are adaptable and can do well in a variety of living conditions, including apartments and houses.


Ragdoll cats are not particularly active, but they do need some exercise to keep them healthy. Playing with toys and going for short walks on a leash can be good exercise for them.


Ragdoll cats require regular grooming, including daily brushing to prevent matting and tangles in their long coat. They also need occasional baths and nail trimming.

  • Ragdoll cats are affectionate and gentle, making them great pets for families with children.
  • They have a soft and fluffy coat that's fun to pet and cuddle.
  • They are adaptable and can do well in a variety of living conditions.
  • Ragdoll cats require regular grooming to maintain their coat.
  • They can be prone to certain health issues that require regular vet checkups and care.
  • They are not very active, so they may not be the best choice for someone looking for an energetic cat.
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