Category About Ragdolls

About Ragdolls

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. Most of our females are just as loving and cuddly as the males.

Our kittens get lots of attention and they live with a dog so they are used to other pets in a new home. 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)

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