Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
Ragdoll Cats or the Floppy Cat: Are All Ragdoll Cats Floppy?
Oh, breed stereotypes – something I have come to loath over the last 8 years of having this website. Too many people rely on breed characteristics and then expect that from the cat – which ends up setting the kitty up for failure.
BUT! Ragdoll cats are known colloquially as “floppy cats”, they did, after all, get their name, “Ragdoll” from being floppy. Many Ragdoll cats are known to litterally “flop” and goodness knows we have shared many photos of our kitties flopping on Floppycats’ Facebook page.
And this site is called “Floppycats” for a reason, so let’s talk about it.
Are all Ragdoll cats floppy? No. Of the many Ragdoll cats I have known and loved, I have only known of one as truly floppy when you pick him up and the others are more floppy when they are sleeping.
There are currently 11 Ragdoll cats in my family and there have been 9 before them. The only one I can say is TRULY FLOPPY is my parents’ Caymus. I would say that my Aunt’s Maddie and my cousin’s Huck come in a close second. The rest can be floppy if they are super tired – but on a consistent basis, it’s always Caymus (if he’s not terrified of something).
So, let’s discuss – would you say that your Ragdoll cat or cats are floppy? Why or why not? Also, “floppiness” in general is very subjective as well, so hard to gauge. When I talk about “floppy”, I mean that the cat is limp when you pick him/her up and stays in that limp state. There is also the “flop” when they lay down or do other things that don’t involve a human. Caymus is more of the limp variety.