You may have come here in search for that wonderful dog-like character and the tendency to go limp in your arms that Ragdolls are known for. We want to help guide you on your quest to find the perfect match for you.
Males tend to be carefree and afraid of nothing. They tend to have the Ragdoll character more so than females. They will smother you with there love and wish for all the attention you can spare.
Females are more cautious. They are the ones who have to take care of babies and so this is more than likely the reason they only proceed when sure of their surroundings. They still are a loving cat and will follow you around the home but they are a little reserved when strangers come or when there is a lot of foreign noise.
Our kittens get lots of attention and are quite used to young children. They have adjusted well to homes with a dog. Click HERE to read more about Ragdolls.
Make sure your kitty’s parents are tested for HCM!
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common heart disease in all cats, and is most commonly genetic in cause. The disease causes thickening of the heart wall, which makes the heart pump less efficiently. It can in some instances lead to sudden death. In Ragdolls homozygous positive for the disease (having two copies of the HCM gene), the condition may present early (as young as six months) and tends to be severe, with most cats dying by age 3. Heterozygous (one copy of HCM gene) cats tend to have later onset and slower progression of the disease with less severe impact. A DNA test was developed in 2007 to identify the gene that causes HCM in Ragdolls. Breeding only from Ragdolls that are free from this gene (homozygous negative) will ensure that they will not develop the form of HCM associated with it. (source – Wikepedia)