Things to consider

  • RAGDOLLS in general are not demanding , but they do love human company
  • They do not need a lot of space , and  being of a more gentle nature they do better kept in doors
  • Do you have a place for the litter tray ?
  • Do you have children or other pets that would accept it play with and love it ?
  • Can you provide a few hours attention to the cat / kitten  daily , often they just fit in and just do what you are doing and hang out with you , watching you do dishes or watching TV , they just like being with people
  • Do you have any one that may be able to baby sit for you if you need to go away ?
  • Have you had cats or kittens before ?
  • Can you  allow about $1000.00 per year to cover good food kitty litter and vet checks ?
  • Can you afford daily feeding , kitty litter vet visits once a year ?
  • Why did you choose a ragdoll ?
  • In my experience , all breeders will tell you different things , I have found males more suited to outgoing busy people , or active families with children or with other pets , the males are bigger , usually cheekier , usually more carefree than my females . These are just my cats I am talking about , other breeders may find their cats different to mine.
  • The females in general , a lot more  gentle than males  perhaps more suited to single or quiet people .
  • If  you are an outgoing person you may enjoy a male rather  than a female,  if you are a quiet person and wish to just have a nice quiet companion often the females are more suited .
  • All cats and kittens have individual characters , they all have their own personal likes and dislikes , no two are ever the same . I don’t believe and don’t agree with the generalized common opinions of ragdolls , I have found  all of my cats to have completely different characters and natures . But will say they are quite laid back lazy sods at times.
  • A RAGDOLL WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOU LAUGH ! they all have their own little crazy antics about them , that I can guarantee !
  • If you are a first time owner , don’t be scared to own a kitten , most good breeders should be more than willing to guide you through the steps and process of raising your kitten . You just need a bit of time , lots of love and enthusiasm .
  • Animals do cost to keep and raise  they all do , ragdolls require no more than an ordinary cat  , they are not very expensive to run and keep , but you need to have a little financial back up in your kitty for your kitty . If you want your kitten to grow up into a happy healthy cat , you will need to buy good quality  food , perhaps a flee collar for the summer times , you will need kitty litter on a very regular basis  , and later your cat will need annual vet check ups and top ups of their immunization , it is a good idea to keep you cat wormed and flea free ~ these are the general needs of all cats on a regular basis . Then when you are out shopping you may be tempted to pick a new cute bed or scratch pole or kitten toy , which is absolutely not the cat’s fault , but you just end up loving it so much that you have to spoil you fury baby  in some way . Cats are so smart too , they know their owners know they will love them heaps more if you spoil them with gifts . All cat lovers are suckers  for buying extra things for their cat .
  • I would  allow and estimate costs  about  $1000.00 per cat each year , I would say that is very fair , just to prepare you , as we do not want or your kitty to go without . You could spend a bit less if you were to use cheaper brands and cut corners. Honestly I have tried to cut corner’s , it doesn’t work , it is best just get the best and keep everything sweet , a healthy happy cat brings joy to any home , the money is worth it . Cats thrive on being spoilt .
  • I have been very fortunate as in I have never had any very serious medical issues with any of my cats , but to be perfectly honest every now and again you may be slugged with an unexpected vet bill .
  • This brings me   to a point of sharing  with laughter or shame I am not sure , taking a cat to the vet for a sore paw because silly pussy got it caught in the mouse trap , what is a cat breeder doing with a mouse trap in the house ? MMMMMMMMMMMMM ? $$$$$$$$$$ mmmmmmmmm ! stupid cat !

THE DOWN SIDE !

  • MY RAGDOLLS DO NOT CATCH MICE ~ SO YOURS MAY NOT EITHER  ! MY ! CAN YOU IMAGINE MY EMBARRASSEMENT WHEN I WAS SEEN AT THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET BUYING MOUSE TRAPS AND THE OWNER’S THERE FULLY KNOW I BREED CATS ? one dozen can’s of cat food please and a half a dozen mouse traps to go with it.
  • PICTURE THIS THERE I AM SETTING UP MOUSE TRAPS TRYING TO THINK OF CLEVER WAYS TO HIDE THEM FROM MY CATS SO THAT THE CATS WOULD NOT GET TRAPPED IN THE MOUSE TRAPS AND NOT TRY TO STEAL THE CHEESE FROM THE MICE .
  • CATS HAVE A NATURAL INSTINCT TO HUNT ~ WELL SO THEY SAY , YES THEY DO BUT NON OF MINE HAVE EVER CAUGHT A BIRD OR MICE YET . OH PANDA ONCE HAD A KOOKUBURRA FEATHER WHICH SHE CARRIED AROUND FOR WEEKS , BUT IN ALL THIS TIME THAT IS THE CLOSEST WE HAVE COME TO HUNTING . ONCE IN A WHILE YES THERE IS THE OCCASSIONAL UNFORTUNATE  LEAF  CAUGHT OR MOTH BUT THAT IS ABOUT IT WITH MY CATS AS FAR AS HUNTING GOES.
  • NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IS ARE YOU A CAT PERSON OR NOT ? IF YOU ARE NOT SURE DON’T WORRY MOST KITTENS KNOW HOW TO TRAIN AND CONVERT THEIR OWNERS INTO LOVING THEM ~ I always say there is non such thing as an ugly kitten or dump kitten , they will find a way to steal your heart like it or not .
  • good luck and hope this helps you in some way