The Ragdoll is a large, semi-longhaired cat, with gorgeous blue eyes. As the name suggests they are a floppy cat that loves a cuddle and 'flop - go limp' when you pick them up. Their coat is said to be non-matting, rabbit like but if you disregard it, knots can appear, especially under the front and hind legs.
Ragdolls have a superbly gentle, laid-back temperament that are totally devoted to their owners.
As kittens they are full of life and inquisitive and as they mature they become very loving, trusting cats that follow their owners everywhere. They become puppy-like and even learn to come to their name. They love human company and because of their gentle loving temperament are an indoor cat only.
Ragdolls are a slow maturing cat. Kittens are born white and their colour starts to come through at round a week old. Ragdolls don’t fully mature until 3 - 4yrs of age.
It is very important that your Ragdoll is an "Indoor" cat, as they are generally non-aggressive and would not defend themselves against outdoor world.
Today you can view many colours in the breed. Currently the main colours in the Ragdoll are Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Red and Cream. They also come in Tortie and Tabby (Lynx) Patterns. Chocolate and Lilac are allot more difficult to acquire.