The Ragdoll cat has a gentle disposition and the ability to relax its body like a child's Ragdoll, hence the name Ragdoll. This
gentle cat is very docile, yet it is also a very active cat that absolutely loves to play. It easily learns to fetch & loves the
"wand" like toys that require you to play with the cat. To relax, they love to stretch out on their backs, legs spread wide apart
and take a little nap. If you like a little shadow following you all around the house, then a Ragdoll is certainly the cat for you.
Ragdolls generally love being with people and get along very well with other animals and children, providing they are not overly
agressive toward the Ragdoll.
The traditional Ragdoll is a pointed cat with blue eyes. They are born white, getting their point colors gradually in the first few
weeks and then obtaining full color at about two years of age. Full maturity of size takes 3-4 years. Ragdolls are a large
domestic cat with males usually weighing 14-18 pounds (sometimes 20) and the females 8-14 pounds. Rags2Riches Ragdolls are
available in the following colors and patterns. You may see these colors and patterns in my photo gallery.
Seal point: Dark brown to black points, light to medium brown body color.
Bluepoint: Medium to dark blue-gray points, light to medium blue-gray body color.
Red/Creampoint: Reddish tone to the points, very light body coat.
Tortie point: Tortie's have a mottled appearance in the point markings and throughout the body.
Torbiepoint: Same as the Tortie but a lynx pattern.
Colorpoint: Has no white on the body and the feet are the same color as the rest of the points. The body color is a lighter version
of the point color.
Mitted: Same as colorpoint except the feet are white and the cat should have a white chin. Some mitteds may have a white blaze
between the eyes or on the nose.
Bicolor: Has a white upside down "V" ( /\ ) on the face and the chest, stomach, back legs and front legs are white.
The width of the V can vary.
Lynxpoint: It is actually an additional pattern of stripes appearing over the normal patterns as listed above. In addition to the
stripes it has white eyeliner around the eyes, the whisker pads are mostly white, the nose leather is
pinkish to red brick color and there is no point color in the ear. Many people refer to this as the Tabby pattern.
All kittens are examined by my veterinarian before leaving for their new homes. Kittens are sold with a 2 year from birth
genetic health guarantee. Should your kitten become ill or develop any congenital, catastrophic or genetic defects, it must be
verified in writing by a licensed veterinarian and if the kitten should die an autopsy from an accredited laboratory or
pathologist must be furnished and the kitten will be replaced with a healthy kitten of same quality or better as soon as possible.
Even though my vet examines all of my kittens prior to their leaving, the new buyer should take the kitten to their own
veterinarian within the first 3 days of sale if they are in anyway concerned about the kitten's health. Within this time frame
you have a money back guarantee should your veterinarian put in writing, saying that you do not have a healthy kitten. Please
keep in mind that kittens may come down with a minor upper respiratory due to the stress of moving. Sneezing the first few days
usually happens due to different odors, dust, and the change in environment.
If you are not familiar with the Ragdoll and would like to talk with some current owners, I will be happy to furnish names,
locations, e-mails and phone numbers of several of my customers. Many have been to my home to see how the kittens are raised
and many have bought the kitten sight unseen, allowing me to pick the kitten for their individual family situation. If I do not
have a kitten for you then I will gladly recommend another reputable breeder.
Rags2Riches Ragdoll Cattery is a member of the RFCI (Ragdoll Fanciers Club International). All kittens are registrable with
TICA (The International Cat Association) and CFA (Cat Fanciers Association). Pet buyers will receive a registration with one of
the above registries.
PRICING AND AUTHENTICITY:
Kittens are priced individually, depending on whether he/she is sold as a pet, show or breeder. Ragdolls are a medium priced
cat. They are not a cheap cat by any means but they are not the most expensive. If a kitten is not registered as a Ragdoll then
I seriously doubt that you would be purchasing a PURE Ragdoll. Always make sure you can receive registration papers from the
breeder. It never hurts to check out the breeder, ask for references or ask them who their veterinarian is. One way to check
out a breeder is to check with fellow breeders in that state or area.
There are also breeders who purchase cats as unaltered pets, not as a breeder. Then they breed these cats and sell them. They
do not have the background/pedigrees on these cats and they don't really care if they are a correct breeding pair. They can not
receive papers on these kittens because they do not have breeding rights. Beware of these type breeders. They may sell their
kittens cheaper but you don't really know how healthy they are genetically and you probably have a breeder who will not
guarantee the kitten or stand behind the guarantee if there is a problem later.
I would also like to say that you should never purchase a Ragdoll from a pet store. A breeder who would allow their kittens to be
sold in that manner can not possibly care about their kittens. Most pet stores buy from puppy and kitty mills and I am sure you
have heard the horror stories on TV about those mills.
A $150 deposit is required to hold a kitten for you. For a breeder, the deposit is $300. Many people ask if I will contact them
when my kittens are born. I am sorry to say that I can not keep a list like that. A deposit lets me know that someone is really
serious about purchasing a kitten. I do not cash the deposit checks until after the kittens are born and we have decided on a
particular kitten for you. Only then will I cash the deposit check and it is non refundable at that point. Prior to that the check
VERY IMPORTANT GENERAL INFORMATION:
Call me if you have any kind of problem, either behavorial or illness. After 45 years of breeding I may be able to help.
Cats are coming down with Diabetes at an alarming rate so please do not feed your adult cats dry food with corn. Corn turns to
sugar and this can be a major factor. Also obesity is a major factor. Also please stay away from by-products. Do not feed
brands from grocery stores or cheap foods. You will only harm your pet. Colored foods such as Meow Mix are just dyed and
puffed up with air. ALWAYS GIVE FRESH COOL WATER DAILY OR EVEN 2 - 3 TIMES A DAY. MALE CATS NEED LOTS
OF WATER. The urinary track in the male can block so having them drink water a lot is important. Give the males can food
along with the dry. You can add some water to the can food or soak some dry food in warm water. Using clumping litter can tell
you if your male cat is starting to block. The urine ball will start becoming smaller and smaller. If this happens, get him into the
vet immediately. Have the vet check for crystals, not just give him an antibiotic and send you on your way. If a male starts to
have crystals then there are foods that can prevent this such as Royal Canin SO33.
Once your cat is 6 years old do a Senior Panel Blood Test EVERY YEAR. Your vet may say it is not necessary but I am telling
you that it is. Thousands of cats die every year at 10-13 years of age due to Renal Disease (Kidney Failure). Once you notice
your cat is sick and you take them to the vet the kidney is 75% gone and you are facing a short time left or a couple of years
with having to give fluids once, twice or three times a week. A simple blood test every year will spot this kidney problem very
early and you can then get them on the right kidney food. The blood test will also spot liver problems or any other problem that
is beginning. Be smart and be preventive.
Keep your cat happy and active. A playmate is always the greatest. Either another Ragdoll buddy or another kitten or dog. A
stand by the window with an active bird feeder out of the window is fun. A laser pointer is really the greatest and schedule a
playtime each evening with your kitty. Talk to your kitten and learn his body language so that you know what he/she is telling you.
If I can answer any more questions that I have not covered in this information please e-mail me below.
|Charlotte NC and New Orleans LA/Mobile AL areas
Cell 919 616-9692
|This is a story of a baby Ragdoll born
blind and his wonderful accomplishments
|DO NOT FORGET TO READ TOBY'S PAGE BELOW. ALSO SEE HIS VACATIONS.