Ragdoll Behavior Forum

Post Published on April 26, 2012 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny


You may or may not be aware of our Ragdoll Cat Forum.  There are lots of great discussions going on, including questions and answers to Ragdoll cat behavior.

I know there are a number of other Ragdoll cats discussion forums:

Of course, Floppycats Facebook is also a great way to communicate with Ragdoll cat owners and breeders.

Which ones do you visit or participate in?

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8 thoughts on “Ragdoll Behavior Forum

  1. Tammy says:

    I’m going to be getting a ragdoll kitten on the ninth, and the breeder said not to allow the kitten outside, ever, because of germs and the fact that ragdolls have a sensitive everything. Is it really so bad for her to go outside every once in a while, when she gets older anyway? My yard is closed in and I would be able to keep a close eye on her, but I hear from people all the time that they allow their ragdolls out every once in a while, and I really just want my baby to be happy.

  2. Barbie Heinen says:

    My two babies, J-Cat & Babsi, come from a very reputable breeder who lives in the same metropolitan area as I do. So I am very familiar with the way she raises her kittens (as in never weaning them too soon). J-Cat only “kneads” the soft plush sides of his favorite kitty bed and occasionally something else soft. But Babsi, on the other hand, “kneads” ME. Any time I lay down on the bed, here she comes. I have to be lying on my left side or she will meow til I turn over! Then she lays down beside me and “kneads” the underside of my arm while turning her head to the side and burying her face in my chest. She doesn’t “nurse”, just “kneads”. She LOVES to do this and actually it makes me feel SO good that she loves me that much! Frankly, I think all Ragdolls probably “knead” or, as I’ve heard it called, “make biscuits”. They just each pick their own favorite thing!

  3. Carol Kraft says:

    My female Ragdoll cat is currently 4 years and 10 months old. She continues to “nurse” on a certain favorite blanket before she falls asleep whilst laying on me. She is a very sweet and much adored “only cat” who has everything she could ever desire. Is her behavior worrisome? Incidentally, this is the only time she’ll actually sit on me and it’s also the only time she’ll purr. Thank you for your time.

    • caroline says:

      Hi Carol

      Ted doesn’t sit on me – mainly because he’s too big and he doesn’t purr at me – so both of these are quite usual. I don’t know what you mean by nurse – does she suck the blanket? Ted gets all excited if I’m in my white dressing gown and starts the poking me with his paws purring madly – that’s because his mother was white and the dressing gown reminds him of her – so I don’t think that’s unheard off either.

      • Alison Cavozzi says:

        By nurse do you mean padding? That’s where they pad their mummy’s belly to keep the milk flowing from her teats. Ziggy is not a lap cat but has to be touching you somewhere like up against your legs or on joes feet under his desk. Not had a problem with him peeing anywhere but when Ozzie our chinchilla kitty started doing that it was because he was unwell. We know that now but not at the time. His first anniversary is coming u tomorrow, he was only 5 years old. That’s why we got Ziggy to help heal our broken hearts. Maybe get him checked over at the vets but sure it won’t be serious but worth a visit. Ali

  4. suzi says:

    hi, i was wondering if you could tell me why my 17month old male ragdoll is peeing on one of the lounge as im working 8hrs aday and try and give him wanted attention but half of the time hes stubborn. hes also desexed was desexed at the age of 6.5months old and?


    • Jenny says:

      Hi Suzi,

      Of course, I cannot tell you why with that little bit of information, but here are some suggestions and also information needed to be able to understand it further.

      My mom’s cats were peeing everywhere – this is how she solved it. Cats Peeing Everywhere – The Redecorating Efforts of Caymus and Murphy Dean

      Have there been changes in your life or his that might have upset him? Do you keep his litter box clean – scoop at least once a day? Where is his litter box located? What kind of litter do you use? Have you changed it recently?

      Let me know and maybe I can help further.

    • caroline says:

      Hi Suzy

      I’m no expert but Ted can only pee where he hasn’t pooed so put out another litter tray so he has 2. Also you need to remove the smell of where he has peed or he will keep doing it. Good luck.

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