Ask US Anything: Manic Kitten, Ragdoll Color Pattern?, Ill Ragdoll Cat

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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.

Manic Kitten

Neil wrote in:
“Periodically my cat gets manic. She is loudly vocal and can not be consoled. After awhile she gets manic and plays hard until she drops and then she is okay. I am worried but I think it is just part of her personality. I think she is part domestic short hair because 3 females of the same age were found abandoned in an alley. They only weighed 1/2 lb each at an estimated 8 weeks of age. We have her and her sister. She has all the characteristics of a typical Ragdoll and her sister is a black DSH. They are now 7 months over 7 lbs and spayed. They do not like to be separated. They play 1 to 3 hours a day. If it were not for the fact that she is very normal except for a few mornings out of the week, I would have already taken her to the vet. She is always vocal but I am trying to figure out the manic attacks. It may be that she is trying to get her sister to play with her. They are running now & will be fine when they collapse.”

I replied:

Hi Neil,

“Manic” is subjective, so I am not sure how to interpret that without actually watching it. Have you had cats before? They can have the “crazies” – even mine at 9 years old have bouts with running around the house at full speed.

I posted your inquiry on our Facebook page to see what others had to say:

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Ragdoll Cat Color Pattern?

Adrien wrote in, “Hi Jenny, I am a subscriber of yours for almost 2 years now. I’ve recently acquired my first set of kittens ever (first time cat owner). My 2 ragdoll kittens are now 7 months and 10 months. They are growing fast and are so true to the ragdoll temperament. Ok, enough rambling. I am wanting your opinion on what coat color and pattern would you say my ragdoll in the pictures I’ve included would fall under. I am aware that he is a blue ragdoll in color but what pattern would you say he is? He was sold to me as blue mitted with a blaze but he has no mittens at 7 months. I know it takes almost 3-4 years for Ragdoll coats to fully develop but I can already see color on his body that is sure to darken over time but hardly no color on his legs where mittens are supposed to be. How would you describe him?”

I replied:

Hi Adrien,

Congrats on your new babies and thanks for hanging around for a few years =).

Yes, if he had mittens, you would have seen them at 2-3 months, old, so the fact that he has none, would not make him mitted.

I would guess he is a blue bicolor then – since it’s not symmetrical, I am not sure if there is a category for that – you want me to ask on Facebook?

Hope that helps.


And then Adrien did want me to post it on our Facebook page, so I did:

Ill Ragdoll Cat

Katie wrote in, concerned about her ill Ragdoll cat, saying:

“I’m desperately looking for some advice! My Ragdoll Psi is very ill. I’ve tried different foods to no avail, he is still throwing up. He will throw up 4-5 times a week, sometimes more, sometimes he’ll eat like he’s starving and then he will throw up and want to eat again.
His coat is not growing like it used toand he has become so thin it hurts me to pick him up because I feel like I’m hurting him. A meows when I pick him up like he’s hurting inside. I have been spending a lot of time at the vet office or having them come to my home over the last 3 months. I have been watching a lot of your videos and using your ideas and I appreciate everything that you been doing for us to help all of us with our ragdolls.
I’m desperately looking to help my boy. He is my life. He has saved my life more than I can say since I have been ill. He fell into the service cat mode automatically. And I am blessed to still be here because of him. I will try to send some pictures along with this but as of right now I don’t know what else to do. I am down to cooking him homemade cat food but he’s not eating enough to even shake a stick at. I am so afraid I’m going to lose him.

Please help if you can, as the Vets have no idea what’s going on. I’ve had several blood test done ultrasounds as well it’s not getting me anywhere and it’s not helping him just costing a lot of money.
Thank you very much for your time.

I replied:

“I have posted your inquiry on our Facebook page, in hopes that people will have some ideas for you.

I am guessing they will have more questions though – like age, etc.

Please do check the link again in 24 hours as more people around the world reply.

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  1. Another great Ask Us Anything posting, Jenny! I learn so much from these!!! I agree that the “kitten mania” is probably just the “daily crazies/zoomies”! I never experienced that phenomenon until we got Miss PSB (as none of my other kitties ever went through that behavior)! It took my awhile to realize that this is just her normal behavior which occurs at the same time each day for her to get rid of her extra energy, etc.. It’s such a hoot to see! 🙂 <3

    Adrien's kitten is GORGEOUS!!! I've never seen a blue bi-color with markings like that on the face…how unique! It almost looks like a torbie/tortie kinda marking. 🙂 <3

    Oh, no! Poor Katie & Psi! How hopeless she must feel! Sending prayers for them both right now! I hope one of your amazing FB readers might be able to shed some light on what Psi is experiencing with all that vomiting. My goodness! I'm clueless! <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. I had someone ask me the other day about a small “wart” on their male ragdoll’s belly. It ended up being his nipple- it really is fascinating the information we take for granted as experienced cat owners.

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