These are Angelkissed Ragdoll Kittens! They do have to be crated every now and again–the owner actually was vacuuming and had just finished when she took this adorable photo! Breeders sometimes crate kittnes when they go to work, so they don’t get into anything and to keep them safe.
Ragdoll cats are much like Ragdoll kittens. They are very loving, placid and relaxed. They are quiet and playful. They are very intelligent and can easily be voice trained. They get their names because of their ability to relax like a child’s Ragdoll.
Ragdoll Kittens are usually born white (unless they are Mink in color). Ragdoll Kittens usually get their color and coat pattern as they age and their full color may not come in until 2 to 3 years of age.
They don’t reach maturity until at least 3 years of age. Neutered males weigh about 15-20 pounds and are about 3 feet long. Spayed females weigh about 5 pounds less and are slightly shorter. Their fur is rabbit-like and medium long. They do not require the routine grooming that a Persian or Himalayan does. They have beautiful blue eyes.
Kittens are released at approximately 10 to 16 weeks of age–depending on the breeder and the kitten (if s/he is ready to go). Kittens are usually sold as pet quality (a beautiful, loving kitten which is not perfectly marked), show quality (closest to the Ragdoll show standard) and breeding quality (a Ragdoll kitten that is fit for breeding). Learn more about buying a Ragdoll cat.
Most breeders require a deposit for a kitten — usually when the kitten is still in its mom’s belly. The deposit will hold your kitten of choice, until it is old enough to leave the cattery. Usually kittens are not reserved until a deposit is received.
Occasionally breeders have older kitten available due to someone changing their mind as to the sex and pattern they desired.
Most breeders either have websites where you can see photos of the kitten or will email you photos of your kitten. Pictures of the kitten’s parents are also sometimes helpful as to how the kitten will turn out. You might want to ask your Ragdoll breeder the right questions as well.
Some breeders will ship their kittens to you. In addition to the cost of the kitten, if it is shipped, there are the following charges:
- Shipping Air Freight – depending on how from the breeder to the new owner
- Required Health Certificate
- Air-approved shipping case
A non-stop flight is usualy the best flight available to ship a kitten. Shipping arrangements are usually arranged a few days prior to shipment.
A cattery should offer a health guarantee — usually for 2 years.
Floppycats.com is currently following the growth and development of Harlow, in case you are interested in seeing the progress.
You are also welcome to check out cat names, so you can figure out what you should name you new fluffer nutter.
Do you have a resident kitty who you will be introducing your kitten(s) to? You might check out our How to Introduce New Cats to Your Household Page.
Words of Caution…
As with any purebred animal, beware of “discount” Ragdolls. The kitten might be inexpensive up front, but the diseases it might come with could make the kitten very expensive in the future. Ragdolls should be purchased from a registered, reputable breeder. When a breeder wants to breed happy, healthy pedigree Ragdolls, it’s an expensive and timely undertaking. And that’s why they charge the way that they do!
Floppycats.com would like to thank Terri-Ann Furrballz Ragdolls for the following photos of 2-week old Ragdoll Kittens. Terri-Ann mentioned, “We now know we have 2 seal bicolour boys, 1 blue bicolour boy, a seal point boy and 1 seal and 1 blue bicolour girl!”
On December 1, 2008, Terri-Ann of Furrballz Ragdolls sent photos of her 1 week (above) and 6-week old Ragdoll kittens. Terri-Ann said, “Finally!! An update on our kittens that we have :o)We have had another litter born as well! Our new Blue Mitt girl (Opal) was mated to our Seal Mitt (Connor) and had 5 gorgeous babies on Saturday the 22nd of November! 3 girls and 2 boys. They will be a mix of Blues and Seals in Mitt and Points. Ready to go approx 14th February ’09.
As Breeders, we always strive to have all our kittens to be healthy. Sadly this doesnt always happen and the smallest Seal Bi-colour boy of Princess’ lost his fight at 4wks of age, even tho we were supp feeding them. We still have some concerns with the 2 smallest kittens left and will be taking them for a check up at our Vets to be sure. NO kitten will leave our care until both we and our Vets are confident they are ready. I took these pics yesterday of both litters and our website will be updated Tuesday. Please know that we are very approachable with any concerns or questions you may have…we do this for the love of the breed and to improve the breed overall in the long run.”
Do you have something you would like to add about Ragdoll kittens? Is there something that isn’t covered on this website that you would like to inquire about? Please don’t hesitate to contact Floppycats.com! Thank you.
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