Breed At A Glance: Ragdoll Cat - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Ragdoll Cat


    Ragdoll Cat Breed Overview:

    • Lifespan: Up to 17 years
    • Size: Large
    • Maintenance Level: Moderate
    • Coat: Soft, medium-length, various colours and patterns

    Best For:

    • Families with children and other pets
    • Owners looking for a social and affectionate cat


    • Weight: Up to 9 kilograms
    • Distinctive features: Blue eyes, soft coat


    • Laid-back and friendly
    • Known for being floppy and relaxed when held
    • Enjoys interactive playtime

    Care Guide:

    • Grooming: Regular combing, attention to undercoat
    • Diet & Nutrition: Balanced diet, mix of dry and wet food recommended
    • Exercise: Interactive play important for stimulation
    • Ideal Environment: Social environment, regular human interaction


    • Prone to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Bladder Stones, Weight and Joint Issues, Food and Seasonal Allergies
    • Regular vet check-ups recommended

    Nutritional Considerations:

    • Balanced diet
    • Monitoring of weight and portion control

    Behaviour & Training Tips:

    • Generally easygoing and adaptable to various living situations
    • Can be trained with positive reinforcement and treats
    • Clicker training possible for agility and other activities

    Grooming Guide:

    • Skin Care: Regular checks for allergies
    • Coat Care: Routine combing to prevent mats
    • Eye Care: Regular cleaning, monitoring for changes
    • Ear Care: Check for signs of infection, regular cleaning

    Additional Information:

    • Best suited for homes where they receive plenty of attention
    • Need for social interaction and family involvement
    • Not suited for environments where they would be left alone frequently
    • Not considered hypoallergenic due to longer fur and seasonal shedding
    • Suitability as House Cats: Excellent, provided they are kept indoors and have access to safe, enclosed outdoor spaces
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