Choosing your kitten

If you are a first time buyer this may assist you in finding a good ” GENUINE”  ragdoll kitten

this is merely my opinion every breeder has their own view

  • THERE ARE NO SET RULES
  • ALL KITTENS ARE DIFFERENT
  • ALL BREEDERS ARE DIFFERENT
  • ALL KITTENS ARE SPECIAL
  • ALL BREEDERS ARE SPECIAL
  • ALL BUYERS ARE SPECIAL
  • WE ALL WANT THE PERFECT KITTEN

The reason I have decided to post this for you is too often potential and prospective owners question me about what other breeders have said , or what they have read. It is great to do your home work , but too often one may have information over load and could get confused. This is what I would and do look for , my priority is always character , I like to see and imagine how a kitten may turn out later when it is a cat .

As a breeder who spends a lot of time with the kittens , I can usually spot the naughty one , the cheeky one , the shy one , you can’t know character by one viewing, most kittens are nearly always cute to watch and most are cuddly little cute things you fall in love with instantly, every one loves a kitten , cute kittens are easy to find

CHARACTER is the first thing I would look for in a kitten , ask the breeder about the kitten , the breeder will know ,

The second thing I look for is the environment and surroundings they have been raised in .

I would want to feel the surroundings are clean , safe and happy , I am totally against caged raised kittens , this is just me , and this is why I do not believe or think cage raised kittens are good pets :

kittens are curious and always learning , most people want to take their kitten into their home and make it part of their household and family straight away  right ?

A kitten that is raised in the home becomes familiar with daily life  such as television noises , doors which open and shut and as with mine I am able to train them to be house friendly ,  I have the opportunity to not allow them to wreck my furniture and show aqnd teach them how to use a scratch poles ,  allow them to have hugs and play in the evenings etc , this builds confidence and character in them .

By not caging the kittens and allowing them human interaction this assists you greatly when you take your kitten home , it will settle in faster too .

Now when you come to see me you will see a cage , but the cage is only used for when I need time out and they get in my way , sometimes it is difficult to mop and sweep floors with all these curious little darlings trying to help , and I do cage them if I am out for a full day for their own safety , but I avoid doing this as much as possible .

HOUSE RAISED NOT CAGED

If the ragdoll is ugly then it is probably not a ragdoll  , I have never come across an ugly looking ragdoll , however I have had doubts when I have seen ” so called ragdolls “  in pet shops , and I have seen many in photos advertised which I simply thought were not authentic .

Your ragdoll kitten should always have bright blue eyes , and there is something about them where they have that really cute teddy bear look in their face , a nice round fluffy type face .

Their eyes are not oriental looking , the eyes should be a pretty blue , alert looking .

The eyes should always look clear and bright , if the fur is matted or dirty there is something not right , the mum is not cleaning them or they are stressed for some reason .

CUTE LOOKS

Do not be enchanted by breeders who say they have just treated the kitten for fleas , instead  question why did the kitten have fleas in the first place ?

I don’t know if I have been simply just plane old fashioned lucky , but my kittens and cats have never had fleas , I figured clean bedding and flea collars on all my cats just before summer does the trick .

NO FLEAS PLEASE ~ do not accept a kitten with fleas

Don’t expect the kitten to run up to you and fall in love wiith you  there and then , kittens are busy little bees learning to play and curious about everything and have short attention spans, they are adventurous , curious and always learning, they don’t really want to leave their home and siblings and go to your house at first, but you will see as soon as your kitten works out you are the one that is going to feed it and play with it , and it works out that it is safe with you  and can trust you , it will bond quickly, it just needs to trust you. this usually happens within a couple of days

ADVENTURE CURIOUS

Please don’t buy your kitten from a pet shop. most breeders know their kittens and put a lot of work into them ,

if you buy your kitten from a pet shop you will know very little about it , you will not be able to view the parents and speak to the breeder .

My kittens which will be potentially yours are raised with love and care , they are part of my family and become part of yours , it is in my interest to sell happy well adjusted kittens and have happy buyers .

please avoid unregistered breeders

breeders who choose to be registered do so because they have a reputation to uphold , they work under certain expected guidelines , they can provide you with a pedigree which will show you the parentage , for those who do not know , a pedigree is only a bit of paper , but the paper is a bit like a birth certificate , A FAMILY TREE ,  you know something about the kitten’s family and past .

and do not suck in for the wording ” PURE BREED ” yes the kitten should be pure breed any way , but if your breeder is unable to provide the pedigree for the so called pure breed it may not be an authentic ragdoll .

If you want a real authentic ragdoll please go to a real registered breeder ,

it doesn’t have to be me ,

we love our ragdolls , lets keep them authentic and genuine

we want you to experience the joy of owning a real ragdoll

MOST OF US BREED THEM BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BREED

WE DON’T MAKE A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF THEM

ANY BREEDER WILL TELL YOU THAT

HOPE THIS HELPS FIRST TIME BUYERS IN SOME WAY

  • cute
  • fluffy
  • bright blue eyes
  • no fleas
  • nice coat
  • good clean living an play area
  • Pure breed and pedigree
  • you do not need to have a pedigree but you need to know and expect your breeder can provide it if you ask
  • OF COURSE BE SURE THAT YOUR KITTEN HAS BEEN VET CHECKED PRIOR TO BUYING IT
  • DO NOT BUY A KITTEN THAT HAS NOT BEEN VET CHECKED ~ A VET CHECK IS NOT A COMPLETE GUARANTEE OF KITTEN’S HEALTH THE VET CAN’T CHECK EVERYTHING ~ but a vet check is a small peace of mind that says a professionally qualified other person  has looked at it and thinks it is healthy.
  • hope this has helped you in some way , and thanks for stopping by