you know that Ragdoll cats are most sought
after for their personalities? I'm going
to list 7 traits that make the Ragdoll cat
a pleasure to own.
If you've ever wondered if a Ragdoll
cat is the one for you, then these points
may clear it up for you. Onto number 1...
1. They go limp when held.
This is actually a little bit of a myth.
Not all Ragdoll cats will go limp when
held. Most do, though. They are a very
relaxed breed of cat, and most love to
be held. It sets them apart from many
2. The breed is people orientated.
Ragdoll cats become very attached to
their owners. By nature they are a very
social animal and simply love interaction
with the people around them. If you don't
like a cat that hovers around a Ragdoll
cat may not be the cat for you.
3. As a breed they are calm yet love
The breed retains a lot of kitten in
them as they grow up. Overall they are
a calm cat, but if you put a toy in front
of them watch out! There's nothing more
fun than watching a cat kick a ball around
the house. The good news is that they
won't be rough while they are doing it.
Gentleness is part of the breed.
4. They adapt to living in small spaces
A Ragdoll cat is perfect for a small
apartment, and as long as you don't introduce
them to the great outdoor, they will willingly
stay inside. It's part of their relaxed
adapt easily to living in an apartment.
5. You can train a Ragdoll cat to do
You've heard the saying that dogs have
masters and cats have staff? They are
one of the few breeds who will put that
aside and allow you to teach them tricks.
They are an intelligent breed and all
it takes is a little encouragement and
you are off and running.
They will retrieve toys, fetch, and shake
hands among other things. You can have
hours of enjoyment teaching your cat new
6. They are not destructive in the home.
Most cats prefer to climb, jump on surfaces
and generally get into tight spaces. Not
so, the Ragdoll cat. They are one of the
few breeds that actually prefer floor
jumping up on the kitchen bench. This
makes them ideal if you have a lot of
7. Their plush coat does not require
Despite having a long coat they are one
cat that does not require you to brush
them every other day. One of the characteristics
of the breed is that their coat does not
easily, and is so fine and light it doesn't
tend to get caught in the fibres of furniture,
either. This is yet another reason they
are a great indoor cat.
If you are thinking of getting a Ragdoll
cat, then these are 7 good reasons to
look more closely at the breed. Just remember
that each cat is an individual, and not
characteristic will apply.
If you want to learn more about Ragdoll
Cats, check out my blog on Ragdoll Cat
Ragdoll Cat Resource and References
The author Trudy McDonald, http://ezinearticles.com/expert/Trudy_McDonald/124965
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