Lilith – Ragdoll Kitten of the Month

| May 16, 2012 | 15 Comments
Lilith

Lilith

Hi, my names jess.

Recently my partner (Sam) and I brought a beautiful 3-month old ragdoll girl her name is Lilith or lily for short, she’s the cutest cat ever!  Her birthday is December 21, 2011.

I have always loved Ragdolls! And everything about them, I’ve always been on the look for a big fluffy cat and that’s when I came across the “ragdoll”.

I had a terrible tragedy with the passing of my beautiful boy Symbah a domestic short hair that recently died from being hit by a car!! And sadly he was only 1year old. I was deeply depressed. And didn’t want to go on… I haven’t had much luck with my kitty’s before the passing of my boy Symbah I had a very beautiful Manx called Kintah and sadly he was stolen from me L what a terrible day that was, what kind of person steals someone’s kitten….

Lily

Lily

Out of all the bad luck I’ve had surprisingly One day my partner came home and surprised me and had brought home our precious girl 🙂

I have much to learn about our kitty so if anyone has some thoughts they can share with me about ragdolls that would be much appreciated.

I also have another cat at home a domestic short hair- (ginger) named Mintey he is a grumpy 8 year old and isn’t to friendly with our little girl is there anyway we can introduce them to become more friendly with each other? I also have a 6-year-old Labrador named Otus they are slowly becoming friends but she likes to show whose boss and hiss’s at him. Her new best friend is our funny bird “frank” a rainbow lorikeet on my YouTube channel you can see some videos of them playing together.

Lily

Lily

I’m not sure on what to feed her currently she’s having rice with beef mince, as she is very fussy and doesn’t like dry food. I occasionally give her some chicken necks making sure I cut them up. I’m trying to get her to grow into a big healthy cat like a typical ragdoll.

I’m also not sure about the colors. She is a seal mitted blaze. But is she going to stay theses colour? In her photos or are they going to get darker?  How long until I see her full colors develop? Are all Ragdolls longhaired? When should I purchase a comb and how many times should I groom her?

 

Lily and Frank (a rainbow lorikeet)

Lily and Frank (a rainbow lorikeet)

Lily

Lily

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Suzanne says:

    Yes, comb her everyday! Get her used to it now, she’ll sat clean, matt free and won’t get hairballs. Never let her outside without a harness either.
    Most cats should be indoor only, but especially Ragdolls’. She’s a cutie, enjoy her for many years to come!

  2. Marilia says:

    Wow! She´s a cute precious girl!

  3. jess says:

    Thanks, Il have to invest in a comb 🙂

  4. Eszti & Phineas says:

    Ragdolls’ coat color can take up to 3-4 years til it is developped fully, so by all means no, she won’t stay like this 🙂 There is an awesome post by Jenny about ragdolls with blazes (you can find it by typing into the search field here on floppycats : “ragdoll cats with blazes”), and if you scroll down there you can see some wonderful kitten-cat transformations which can show you how your kitty’s color will darken (look for Leo’s picture for example, he is seal coloured, like your Lilith).

    Actually ragdolls aren’t long haired cats, they are in the semi longhaired range (according to TICA standard), and even this way they can vary, some of them has medium length hair and some look like giant lions when they are all grown-up 😀

    I think it depends on her coat-type and length how often you should groom her, I know some ragdolls who are brushed only once every few days because they do not require it every day, I guess you will see how much she sheds, and can decide depending on that. For sure their fur do not mat as for example a persian’s does, so not that much of a trouble 🙂

    Have fun with your kitten! 🙂

  5. dawn says:

    Your kitten is very cute! I do have to say as both a cat and parrot owner, your video of your kitten and bird together scares me. Even without meaning to do so your cat could kill your bird because of bacteria they carry in their mouth and claws. Your bird seems like a real fun character and I would hate for anything to happen to him. You can read about the danger here- http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-diet-and-health/bird-care/bird-mouth-bacteria.aspx

  6. Beth says:

    She’s just beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing her pictures, story and videos with us 🙂

  7. jess says:

    Thank you everyone about the information! I have learnt a lot. The only other thing I didn’t mention was that she has been desexed yet and i was hoping to breed her she is almost 6months and i think is starting to go on heat she’s been acting crazy!! Any info on this?? Thanks dawn about info on the bird I never new that could happen!! Il be aware now not to put them together! Thanks agian everyone

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Jess,

      In order to preserve the breed, if you do not plan on being a professional breeder with credentials, having your kitty tested for HCM, etc., I would please ask that you spay her. There are too many Ragdolls needing to be rehomed and also too many cats in shelters because people think it would be fun to have a litter.

      Thanks,
      Jenny

  8. Suzanne says:

    PLEASE PLEASE get Lilith spayed. Jenny is right, breeding comes with huge responsibilities, and even if you think the homes you find are good, it’s maybe 50/50. People abuse, abandon and rehome cats at an alarming rate. If there are complications or the kittens get sock the vet bills can be huge. At the very east you’ll have to vet each kitten before you can find homes as well/ Getting her spayed is healthier for her too. If she is indeed in heat, call your vet and make an appointment for next month to have her spayed. 🙂

  9. Rebecca MI says:

    You mentioned feeding
    “she’s having rice with beef mince, as she is very fussy and doesn’t like dry food. I occasionally give her some chicken necks”
    If you are going to feed raw – please do some research – it is very important to balance the raw food 80% dark/muscle meat , 10% bone and 5% organ meat (half which is liver) for cats to get all the balanced food they need.
    http://www.rawfedcats.org/nature.htm
    I also say get her spayed – if you did not pay for breeding rights you should not be breeding. Breeding of Ragdolls or any purebred should be done to the benefit of the breed. Liltih as sweet and beautiful as she is was sold as a pet as she is mismarked.

  10. B^!!^J says:

    Jess, treasure Lillith, she looks like a living doll. I was passed along a hint about grooming cats years ago. When brushing your kitten, try to avoid using long, full length body strokes. Instead, try using shorter strokes, like a mama cat washing her kittens. It seems to go over well with my crew. And, FWIW, I also endorse spaying. Each of us must do what we can to preserve the beloved qualities of our ragdoll cats by leaving the breeding to qualified professionals.

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