When Rags was around 14 years old, I remember Googling what the average lifespan of a Ragdoll cat was. I found that it was 9-15 years. Of course, with Rags being 14, I wasn’t crazy about reading that! Of course, Rags died at 19.5 years old, so he helped that average grow a little bit.
Something to remember about averages is that they are taken from a large crop of numbers – in other words, you have cats that die before 9 years of age and you have cats that die when they are older than 15 years old.
Regardless, I would always estimate around 15 years old if you are considering adopting a kitten because that kitty will be with you a long time and if you don’t see stability in your life, then it might not be the right time to adopt a cat. Of course, you can never predict the future, so you might also think your life will be stable and something can happen that alters everything. There’s not an exact to anything in life, but I believe it is important to consider the life expectancy of a kitty when you are adopting one.
Do you have a Ragdoll cat that’s alive? What about one that has passed? How old was your Ragdoll kitty when she or he passed?
Category: Ragdoll Cat