(Closed) NWR: Any Bees Here Own A Ragdoll Cat?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oh yes!! My baby is my profile photo and here’s another of our almost 3 year old blue bicolor girl:

She is one of the best cats I have ever had!! We got her from a reputable breeder whom we found through referrals online, after spending half a year looking for any 1-5 year old “beta personality” FIV- female in city shelters (as a companion for our rescue tabby). After finding our breeder online, we asked her many questions according to guides for finding a reputable ragdoll breeder online. I think I read the floppycats guide and followed advice from ragdoll breeder, Josie (@fjarilflickans on Instagram). 

I asked our breeder why get ragdolls from breeders only, and she explained that because the cats have no kill instinct, it’s best to never declaw them, let them outside, or breed them because it would result in cats who were not responsibly bred to avoid health problems since Ragdolls are a relatively young breed. We got our ragdoll as a companion for our lonely scardey cat rescue tabby, and she has charmed us all. 

The other day a rabbit made a home in our garden. When I fed it some carrots, our ragdoll indeed had NO kill instinct and didn’t even try to stalk the rabbit I agree, these are wonderful gentle giant cats whose personalities are true to their breed. They are wonderful companions and thrive on lots of attention.

 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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WestCoastV :  Louis is adorable? does your baby have an Instagram?? I think I have followed him on IG for a while 😻

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

I have a ragdoll and purhcased her from a breeder 2 years ago. She is the most loving, gentle and smart cat I’ve ever seen in my life. I got her from a breeder in Buffalo NY and had a wonderful experience. I got a chocolate mitted purebred ragdoll. These are expensive cats, mine cost $1000.00 on sale. I do highly recommend them, best cat ever.

 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

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lyn47 :  Could you PM me the name/info of your breeder? I’m looking at getting a Ragdoll cat and would love info on reputable breeders!

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DrAtkins :  Your cat is amazingly gorgeous! I hope you don’t mind, I sent you a PM to get the name of the breeder you got your cat from–I’m starting my research into reputable Ragdoll breeders. Honestly, I’d also be up for adopting a cat that is not being shown anymore.

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MrsAtlantis :  Thank you for this information, and your cat is beautiful!

 

Disclaimer: I know this thread is old, but I hope people don’t mind my bumping it again. I saw that it was bumped yesterday, and I felt like that was like fate nudging me to really get the cat of my dreams. 😺 Also, this thread has cute cat pics so that makes it more okay… everyone likes cute cat pics! 😻

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

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MissMarple :   if you are interested in the breed and not necessarily the papers you can search petfinder.com for ragdolls in your area and call local shelters to see if they have ragdolls. My mom found hers online through craigslist I believe and she’s beautiful and was free. Poor thing had been declawed front AND back and when her owners moved they dumped her outside to fend for herself. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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threecrazycats :  That is terrible–I’m glad that your mom found her and she has a good forever home now! I have been looking on petfinder, but haven’t seen any near my location. I’ll definitely look on another site a PP mentioned and see about Craigslist. Thank you for the tips, I appreciate it!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Our friends have a 1 year old rag doll. He is a lovely cat with so much personality.  Last night he climbed up their Christmas tree!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’d try and find a shelter that’s specifically for rag doll cats and will likely be able to find a kitten! (Even if you have to take a trip out there to pick up the cat). It’s very difficult to truly know if a breeder is reputable.  My family blight a dog from a “reputable” breeder and after they got her they found out she was not but appeared perfect on the outside (even after multiple visits to see the puppies). Ever since then I will get onot get animals from a rescue! Especially since thousands are euthanized every day!  I currently have 4 beautiful rescue kittens! (Ones a Maine coon!). I also know a girl that has  bengal kitten from a rescue! 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have a rescue from a shelter and he looks like a ragdoll. He has the personality, too. He used to flop on his side a lot as a kitten and he still loves to lie on his back. He definitely follows us around like a dog. He can actually be a bit overwhelming at times because he wants to be on top of us most of the time. 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

If you absolutely must have a purebred, I recommend checking shelters in areas where that are known for having backyard breeders. FH adopted a snowshoe Siamese kitten that was found in a feral colony. This poor kitty was most likely dumped by an unscrupulous breeder who didn’t like the splotch on his nose. FH also got a kitten that had a SUPER soft blue coat (also found in a feral colony) that was probably dumped by a breeder as well. She had a very petite, muscular build and the sweetest temperament.

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