(Closed) Ragdoll cats

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have never had one but they look like cuties!  Be ready to get the vacuum out, they are long haired shedders.

Post # 4
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
441 posts
Helper bee

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 # 7
441 posts
Helper bee

@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 # 9
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ MsGolightly—He is adorable and I love his name!  

Post # 10
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ll second the Furminator! I have it for my two long haired cats, it is incredible!

Post # 12
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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. 

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