Welcome to Floppycats!
Floppycats.com is dedicated to Ragdoll cats and general cat health care and well being. It provides the most accurate, up-to-date and knowledgable Ragdoll Cat Info, or the floppy cat.
The Ragdoll is the cat that goes all floppy when you pick it up, hence the name of this site.
This site is dedicated to Ragdolls (floppy cats) and is here to provide Ragdoll kitty owners and breeders with information and knowledge about the Ragdoll breed. Floppycats.com offers general information from breeding to health concerns to information about all cats.
There are many websites out there dedicated to people’s cats, health concerns for cats, and certainly most Ragdoll breeders have their own websites. However, Floppycats.com is here to be a main ALL RAGDOLL website. There seems to be two groups of Ragdoll aficionados that exist at the moment: those people who own Ragdoll pets and love them and then those people who either own a Ragdoll and show it in cat shows or own Ragdolls and show them as well as breed them. The intention is that this website will bridge the gap between these two groups, so that information is passed more readily and knowledge between and within these groups is more consistent and available.
The goal of Floppycats.com is to be a central location, sort of like a Google™ for “Ragdoll people”.
Nine GemSDolls Ragdolls on a couch (the youngest is 2 months old the oldest one is 11 years old)
Ragdolls are a breed of cat, introduced in the 1960s by Ann Baker that are lovely natured, fairly big, with a strong body and a flat-skulled head, large tufted paws, a beautiful bushy tail and blue eyes that are large and oval in shape and they come in a variety of color points and mitted. The coat is silky and medium in length, and the fur is fairly dense. The coat comes in seal, blue, chocolate, solids, minks, cream, red, tortie and lilac, and in three patterns: color-pointed, mitted (with paw tips of a different color),and bi- colored.
The name “Ragdoll” is derived from the myth that these cats go completely limp and relaxes when picked up, more often than other cats. It’s also a myth that Ragdolls are pain-resistant.
The Ragdoll is surrounded by tales-such as the story that the mother of the first litter was run over by a car and so produced “floppy” kittens, or the myth that cats of this breed cannot protect themselves because they are too docile-but in fact it is simply a good tempered, gentle cat that will often “flop” in a person’s arms like a Ragdoll.
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,
Desperately looking for replacement scratcher for Big Babu cat bed
Please help me find a replacement scratcher for my Big Baby cat scratcher/bed
Can you help me find a female ragdoll kitten.
The spring would be perfect. The pet shops around here are talking crazy money.
Please response ASAP
I learned long ago not to recommend breeders! So I let readers do it =)
Here are the pages on the site that you might find helpful:
How to Know if a Cat Breeder is Reputable: An Interview with Bette Willette
Watch out for scams – https://www.floppycats.com/ragdoll-breeder-website-scam-ragdoll-family-or-ragdoll-giants.html
You might also search for a Ragdoll rescue, so we have the following webpage to help you find a Ragdoll Rescue in your area:
If you find someone you like, you can always send me a link to their website and if I see any red flags, I will let you know – that’s the best I can do.
Good luck! Hope that helps and hope you’ll share your new little one with us on Facebook when you get s/he.
Hi, Jenny…We got some very discouraging news this morning about Rufus, our Ragdoll kitty. He was diagnosed with chronic renal failure and our hearts broke.
Can you give me any information and encouragement on this disease? I’m still in shock…
Hi Nancy, you will want to check out some of my latest video uploads about my parents’ Caymus who is also in CRF. This group on Facebook is great – Feline CRF and check out this website – Tanya’s CRF. Be sure to have him on fluids and Cerenia, follow what your vet says. Encouragement? Well, it’s chronic and it’s failure – but you usually have some time. Caymus was diagnosed in June, it’s now late September and his numbers are worse, but he’s still OK. Also, I am sorry. It sucks, but I prefer it over a cancer diagnosis or something like that.
Is there a genetic test to help determine your Ragdoll cats coat texture, for future progeny in a breeding programme do you know? I saw you wrote a piece stating “crépe coat”. I was fascinated. Who knew there were terms for different types of cat hair coats? She mentioned that Charlie’s coat was a result of flat hair follicles and Trigg’s was from having round hair follicles!”. Thanks 🙂
I do not know – I would guess a high end breeder might know if one exists or not. It was a vet in Scandinavia that told me that – so maybe try to reach out to a few breeders there to see if they know?
Well Murphy now has a Ragdoll kitten of his very own a male.Hes very protective of him,but as Murphy is and always will be ,has days he doesnt want a thing to do with him,but if hes missing hes looking for him .I was washing the baby Ragdolls paws he was mad and having a fit,Big Murphy comes running into the bathroom and starts meowing at me like hey Mom leave him alone hes a baby.Only I can pick on him,just rough play .The Baby always gos back for more.That baby trys to copy everything the other Ragdoll does,its so funny,hes so nosey that little one has to make sure the foods the same and everything like kids.I get a real kick out of all this stuuf they do.Bye Lisa
Thanks for your replys,Eventually I think we will get him a ,buddy to hang out with,Murphys really loyal and well behaved,but when he sees a cat on his walks ,he wants to chase.usually its an outdoor cat thats just trying to sleep and mind there business.I dont think he wants to fight I think he wants to play.The outdoor cats act scared of him,but Murphy always wants to go to the bushes and look for cats.We play with him alot but he seems bord and he naps alot.But he deserves the best cause hes my shweety.I wonder how he would act towards a Ragdoll kitten.Ive never seen him be mean.THANKS LISA
Hi Jenny,Luv your website,would be lost without it.I have a 17 month old bicolor Ragdoll male.I work alot ,but my husbad is home all the time.We leash walk cart rides at night we play when he wants ,but hes quite demanding.MY son thinks he needs a playmate,but I beleive in doing everything right and are house is medium size.Murphy requires alot and I dont think I can do much more,but I hope hes not misserable without another feline.Whats your opinion? Thanks Lisa
Lisa, it’s impossible for me to give my opinion without knowing the cat, the living circumstances, observing the cat, etc. Do I think 2 cats are better than 1 if the circumstances are right? Yep. But do I think two are better if you don’t have the funds for two or if you don’t have the time for two, NO. I like to talk to animal communicators when I have questions for my cats – if you want the name and number of the one I use, feel free to email me. Thanks, Jenny
Lisa some Ragdolls are can be needy.I Breed and I have some that want just this kind of cat an others who want don’t. Hard to get it just right some times as each is a little different but for the most part the Breed Love their Humans.We placed a Kitten with my daughter who is just like yours…lol
I have not had this complaint until my daughter took home her Yoda :O) But I have a friend who also Breeds and she swears if you can manage 2 a companion really helps in this kind of situation.Like Jenny says…….we don’t really want to say it in black and white when we don’t know your fella for sure.
Charlie is a handsome cat – so beautiful.
I clicked the link that leads to the Charlie page and those are some great pictures. I watched a couple videos on that page.
Charlie didn’t know what to think about the meowing cat video playing on your laptop but he had a nice play time with that Bergan Turbo Scratcher. We have one of those too and our cats love it.
You have a lot of really nice and interesting posts here at FlopyCats. Your site looks good too. Well done. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
Thanx for sharing 🙂
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this is a wonderful site. I just want to say that i have had a long and painful journey to aquiring my two wonderfuls ragdoll kittens. however they have been wonderful. i love all cats but these two are so special–i couldn’t imagine my life without them. I look foward to communicating with other ragdolls lovers.
thanks again for creating this site.
Very nice website and cute cats 🙂
If U were talking to me April ?? Thanks Bunches :O)
Just noticed this now….ooop’s
How do U know if your stories or pics have made it into comp for pet of the week? can U see them some place?? sorry guys I am New Here :O))) Want to make sure i did not goof…LOL
I heard that ragdolls do not shed… is this true?
Untrue, unfortunately. It depends on the Ragdoll really, I have two and one sheds WAY more than the other.
ALL Cats with Fur shed! Id love to know who the wise guy who wrote this about Ragdolls is??????
You really made a wonderful job of your new website! Very nice and informative.
thanks, Gemma! I wish you’d share more photos of your beautiful cats!