Want a big cat that needs your full attention no matter the time. Ragdoll cats are the right choice for you. He is happy to pay attention to you when you pet it. It’s also very easy to call if you’ve given a name to it. The breed is one of the largest breeds in the world, in addition to the Maine coon, the Siberian cat and also the Norwegian Forest cat. With its pretty charming physical appearance from these big blue eyes and loud snoring voice, you might see this breed of cat like a big soft pillow.
Apart from his physical appearance, his attitude and temperament are also very good. It is better known as a loving, smart and playful one. The Ragdoll will talk to its owner if it has received enough love. Not enough of that, it will follow you from room to room, sitting on your lap and sleeping on the bed with you.
The history of this breed is quite interesting. It started in the 1960s with a long-haired, white-haired cat named Josephine having given birth to several adorable kittens. by the time she was pregnant, she had already been hit by a car that may have injured her brain. This genetic disease has been passed down to her kittens. After the accident, Josephine then produced a kitten that had a tame, calm, and friendly temperament like a Ragdoll is now.
As these kittens grew large and pregnant, in turn producing more kittens with similar temperaments, Ann Baker had bought several kittens from her neighbor who lived in her backyard in hopes of producing more of these breeds. This breed has been bred in detail over the years to get the desired appearance, attitude and temperament characteristics. Among them are such as large body size, gentle demeanor, fur coat color, and easy -to -fall attitude when caressed.
Unfortunately, there was a conflict going on between Ann Baker and several other Ragdoll breed owners within the International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA) in the 1970s. Eventually, many members and Baker himself parted ways and followed their respective paths but the Ragdoll breed is still famous to this day. The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) began registering Ragdolls in 1993.
This beautiful oversized cat is also muscular coupled with a medium length fur coat. The fur coat is very special because it is soft as silk. Also, fur is very rare to fall out but you may need to be prepared to brush it daily as it will experience heavier hair loss in the spring or summer. The lack of a bottom layer on the fur coat is a factor in the lack of fur loss, but the Ragdoll is not listed as a hypoallergenic cat.
Next, it has three types of colors / patterns, namely colorpoint, bicolor, and mitted. You can also see darker color marks on his eyes, ears, tail, and even on his abdomen. The bicolor type is that it has an inverted V-shaped color pattern on its face and a slightly bright color on its abdomen and limbs. The mitted type has bright spots on the soles of the feet, giving the appearance of a glove (mitten.) Below is a summary of the appearance of this breed:
- Weight: 5 – 10 kg
- Coat length: Long, soft single coat
- Amount of shedding: Low
- Color: Black, gray, blue, cream, purple, brown, seal, and red/orange
- Pattern: Colorpoint, mitted and bicolor
This little one is very tame. The ragdoll’s name itself comes from its attitude to fall when petted or lifted. This cat loves to be cradled and cradled like a baby and will rest as long as you let it.
The Ragdoll is also an intelligent creature and is known to be friendly. This little one really likes to take the owner’s attention, but he rarely demands it. The ragdoll is very loyal to its owner, making it a great pet.
- Lifespan: 9 to 15 years
- Active: Low
- Intelligence: High
- Vocals: Low
Like other breeds of cats, Ragdolls can also be susceptible to certain diseases. To help you be more sensitive and prepared for potential illness, you can see below:
- Diseases of the mouth and gums
- Respiratory tract disorders
- Heart disease (whether hereditary or not)
- Kidney disease
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
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