APPEARANCE:A large size cat with a silky soft outer coat and thick undercoat. Ragdolls come in pointed colour coats meaning lighter on the body with darker ears, mask, legs and tail. Coat colours include seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red and cream. They have very distinctive eyes that are large, oval shaped and are always a shade of piercing blue in colour.
TEMPERAMENT: The perfect lap cat. Ragdolls are gentle, placid, relaxed and love attention. Their laid back nature makes them ideal inside cats, perfect for people that want a companion. They are suitable for the elderly and children.
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: 13-15 years
MAINTENANCE: They are heavy moulters and their thick coat requires a lot of grooming requiring almost daily brushing. They are calm cats that do not have a very strong hunting instinct and don’t require a lot of exercise, the ideal indoor cat.
INTERESTING FACT: Ragdolls go limp when you pick them up.
Originally published in My Pet Magazine Spring/Summer 2019-2020
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