Post # 1
Does anyone here have a Ragdoll cat, or ever had one? My bf and I have adopted one and we get him in August, and I just want to know what to expect. We chose the Ragdoll because they were bred to be cuddly.
What’s your Ragdoll experience been like?
Post # 3
I have never had one but they look like cuties! Be ready to get the vacuum out, they are long haired shedders.
Post # 4
We have one! He is super neurotic (not a genetic trait, but my other cat used to hunt him as a kitten), but is really nice once he trusts you. They really do go limp when you hold them – which is great for small children. Also, be careful if you pet them on the couch – they sometime will roll off the couch, while you pet them!!!
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: is correct – The cat sheds sooo much!
Also, make sure you brush them on a regular basis, which will cut down on their hairballs.
Post # 5
Hi! This is my first time posting on the boards, but I had to since it was about ragdolls. I’ve had my ragdoll for over a year and a half (she’ll be 2 in a week!), and she is by far the best cat I’ve ever had. She’s very floppy, and she likes to be picked up and held, although not so much if we’re sitting down. She isn’t exactly cuddly, but she has to be near my fiance and I, even if we’re in the bathroom. She’s also very gentle, and has never deliberately scratched anyone. She does shed a TON, but we bought a Furminator that we use every once in awhile, and I brush her every night to help with hairballs. All in all, ragdolls are the most awesome cats ever!
And because I love her so much, here she is at about 1 month old:
Post # 6
@twofortheshow: OMG she is ADORABLE!!! What you’ve described is exactly what we wanted – a cat that is somewhat cuddly (i.e. will allow us to pick her up) and wants to be around us, but not overly suffocating. I’m a tad worried about the shedding problem, but I guess the brushing and vacuuming will help.
We get ours at the end of August… can’t wait!! Thanks for your input.
Post # 7
@MsGolightly: Thanks! She’s pretty cute, even though she’s two now! I always wanted a ragdoll, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a purebred cat. However, I read a lot of articles and reviews that said ragdolls were low-shed for long-haired cats. Well, like I said, my cat sheds a ton, but my Fiance, who’s allergic to cats, isn’t bothered much by it. I definitely recommend the Furminator. My cat sheds a lot less for weeks after we use it. Make sure to post a picture of your new kitten when you get him/her!
Post # 8
Introducing our little ragdoll Arthur!!! We picked him up last night and I’ve been spending every minute with him 🙂 He’s a lynxed blue bicolour.
Post # 9
@ MsGolightly—He is adorable and I love his name!
Post # 10
i actually researched these cats a bunch before fi and i got a dog! i wanted one soooooooooo bad but they were just too expensive. anyways… i read that they were the most ‘dog like’ in that they love to be pet and they follow you around and wait for you to come home etc. they are the cutest!
Post # 11
I’ll second the Furminator! I have it for my two long haired cats, it is incredible!
Post # 12
I currently have two cats but when the time comes that they are no longer with us (I keep hoping this day never comes…) I want to get a ragdoll cat. They are adorable. Oh and like PP said the Furminator is AMAZING! Shop around before you buy one. They retail for like $35-45 (depending on type) and I got mine on Amazon for $6.
Post # 13
@Miss Olive: Thank you! We think it suits him – regal yet nerdy 🙂
@stephanie63087: We had heard that they are very dog-like too, and that’s also why we wanted one. That, and that they’re putty in your hands 🙂
RE: the furminator – I saw it for like, $48 at Petsmart so we ended up just buying regular brushes. Maybe when he’s older we’ll invest in a better brush.
@BunnyBunz: Thanks for the warning about the price. I’ll look on Amazon next!