A cat is a domesticated species of a small carnivorous mammal. They also appear in different roles according to their habitats, such as house cat, feral cat, or farm cat. Human’s value domestic cats for companionship for their capability to hunt rodents. These furry friends make great pets as they have many favorable traits, such as their cleanliness, ease of care, and adorable antics. Cats make wonderful pets for any family, and different cat breeds are prevalent. Ragdoll cat is a famous cat breed, and its stunning appearance makes them stand out amongst any other cat breed.
The appearance of Ragdoll Cat
The unique feature of a Ragdoll cat is its striking blue eyes. They have semi-long hair and a soft silky coat, and their form is quite muscular and large. Their most distinguishable feature is the V-shaped marking on their forehead and breathtaking blue eyes. Their colorings are usually bi-color or tri-color. They look squishy and adorable because of their thick limbs, soft bodies, and long tail. They have a unique combination of a light-colored body with a darker face, tails, ears, and legs. Ragdolls are beautiful cats and are admired by humans instantly.
The personality of Ragdoll cat
Unlike many cats, Ragdoll cats truly admire their people and are notable for collapsing into the arms of anyone who cuddles them or even simply holds them. They love greeting their owners, snuggling with them in bed, and are known to be affectionate, clingy pets. They have a relaxed nature and bold personality with a high tolerance. They are loving and easy-to-handle lap cats, always seeking physical affection often by following owners room to room. They have a pretty playful nature making them more adorable.
Living needs of Ragdoll Cat
Ragdoll cats are social and require companionship, so they might quickly get into depression if they are left alone for long periods or not receiving adequate love and attention from their owners. Depression might hamper their sleep and eating schedule producing destructive behavior, which should immediately be discussed with a vet. They have thick fur and need to be combed twice a week; otherwise, the coat might mat and shed. Ragdolls also prefer to be an indoor-only cat though they love to play and are pretty cheeky.
Physical Characteristics of Ragdoll Cat
A full-grown male Ragdoll cat can weigh around 12-20 pounds, and fully matured female cats can weigh about 8 to 15 pounds, slightly smaller than males. It can take up to four years for them to reach full mature size. They have a lifespan of about 10-15 years. They have a high tendency to shed as they have a long silky coat.
History of Ragdoll Cat
This breed was known to start in California in the 1960s. The Ragdoll cat is presumably a mixture of Burmese, Persian, and the Birman but the cat credited to be the original Ragdoll is a white cat named Josephine. Hence, Ragdoll cats are also known as the daughters of Josephine. No outcross inbreeding is allowed for this breed and has extremely strict for color placement.