There are many amazing characteristics that Ragdolls possess, here are a few of the highlights…
- Ragdolls are large, bulky and handsome cats. They have been commonly referred to as "the gentle giants" - because in spite of their handsomeness and grace, they are extremely even-tempered and docile. The character traits alone of this breed makes it special, however, the physical aspects, build, and looks of the breed will further capture your heart.
- Ragdolls have unique personalities. They are loving, placid, easy-going, and quiet cats. Ragdolls love being with their people. This makes them excellent companions for anyone between the ages of 0 and 150! Sweet and docile, Ragdolls are not "fighter" cats. They view any on-comer as a loving entity. For this reason, Ragdolls are strictly indoor cats.
- Ragdolls display many characteristics traditionally attributed to dogs: retrieving toys, loyalty to its owner, following you around everywhere, attention to what you are doing all the time and being very devoted to you. They even run to greet you at the door when you come back home.
- Ragdoll kittens are born white with their color and patterns starting to show when they are about 10 days old. Their full color and development is not reached until they are 2 to 3 years old. Ragdolls have rabbit-like fur. It is medium to very long, silky, and seldom mats. They shed very little and require minimal grooming. Male Ragdolls, fully matured could weigh up to 30 pounds. Females weigh a little less - usually 15 to 20 pounds - when fully grown.