Ask US Anything: Color Pattern Identification, Ragdoll Contortionists, Revolution Flea Control

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Our “Ask US Anything” is a series of posts on the site where I share the questions/concerns/ideas that readers have sent in and then the responses from our readers about those questions/concerns/ideas.

Ragdoll Kitten Color Pattern Identification

Angela wrote in saying, “Hello! Love your site, this is my first ragdoll, they are such a special breed! Sending pics of our kitten Duchess and her parents…she was originally listed as a split face mitted seal point…not too long after I brought her home she started showing spots…actually, ears were already spotted so I suspected tortie…anyways, her breeder didn’t change paperwork, so, not sure she was convinced at 12 wks… now its pretty obviously she’s a tortie, or torbie, was hoping you guys could tell me exactly what she is. She is absolutely beautiful and I love all the new markings that appear. We’re starting to see a lot of a yellow cream and wasn’t sure what color name she fits under 🤣 She has an incredible personality, brings us so much happiness! Will be getting a blue colorpoint boy in a few weeks, so exciting 🎉😻🐾”

I replied:

Hi Angela,

She is a stunner!

As you will see, my guess is a seal mitted tortie with a blaze. The “blaze” factor will show more as her face fills in. So that’s the only thing I wonder about. I also can’t remember the torbie/tortie definition difference – I am not a breeder and am self taught on colors.

Here is the post on Floppycats Facebook –

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Revolution Flea Control Alternative

A reader wrote in, “We’ve been using “Revolution” for our two adult cats and we’ve found it to be quite effective. However, the product is somewhat expensive, so we were wondering if you recommend some other ones, perhaps more cost effective? They stay virtually indoors, but now we have a large cage for them and they might catch the typical summer bugs…Thank you for your services and dedication to the Ragdoll Community!”

I replied:

“Thanks for reaching out.

Something like “Revolution” is not a place were I would try to save money. If what you’re using is working, then great. I would suggest clipping coupons and saving money some other way – wouldn’t mess with Revolution.

I do apply Revolution to mine, who do go outside, and I live in the Midwestern USA – so we have very cold winters and very hot summers. I apply Revolution to them when it starts to get warm – or when I see the first flea (which is usually on me outside!). I then wait 6-8 weeks to apply the next one – when I see them itching again. In other words, it does not have to be applied every month – it lasts longer than that, especially if you don’t live in a place like Florida where it never freezes. So you can extend it out (this is not professional advice, of course – but my own personal experience). I usually write the date I applied it on the box and then just look at it to see how far out I am. I believe the manufacturer suggests monthly applications because that’s easier for humans to remember, and they will sell more that way too.

You could also call around to other vets to see what they charge, or contact Revolution for coupons or see if there are any rebates too.

Be sure to always buy it from your vet – where is has been in a temperature controlled environment.”

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Ragdoll Cats Contortionist

Lisa posted on our Facebook page about her cat and how he was laying. Ironically, I had rec’d an email earlier this week from a reader who was concerned there was something wrong with her cat for laying like this. I wasn’t aware that it’s not common knowledge that cats can be contortionists. So thought it was important to share.  Check out the post on Facebook to see all the fun kitty contortionist poses!

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  1. Super pawesome post, Jenny! Wow! Duchess is SUCH A GORGEOUS girl!!! Just lurve those torties & torbies (but can never remember the difference and I’ve read about it many times…lol)! 🙂 <3

    Great advice/guidance on the flea control, honey!! 🙂 <3

    Always lurve the photos of how cats can twist their bodies into the most unusual looking positions!! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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