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Is Ragdoll the right cat breed for you?

Updated: Jan 13

If you are browsing through this site, chances are you are already thinking about getting a four-legged furry little something that will boss you around for years to come. There are so many different breeds of cats so the first question you need to ask yourself is: what breed of cat is most suitable for your family?

Whether you are a single working adult or young couple, or a family of 5, a ragdoll cat can be for you. I don't believe the number of people in your house is an indication of whether you have the right home for a ragdoll kitten. However, your lifestyle is. I would like to point out some important needs that ragdoll cats have and hopefully, they will help you determine whether ragdoll is the right cat breed for you.

Ragdoll cats yearn for attention and love. They love interacting with their humans and some even love to talk. Many will cry when left alone and become depressed if left feeling lonely for too long. If you are away a lot, I do recommend getting another pet with a similar energy level. It is also very important to engage with your cat when you are home. You can play with them (bring out those wand toys and laser pointer), groom them, or simply cuddle with them. Spending just 15 active minutes every day with your cat means the world to them. 

Ragdoll cats need proper grooming. They are long-haired cats and they need to be brushed every day to avoid mats in their silky fur. This doesn't have to be a chore. It's a precious bonding moment with your fur baby. It only takes about 5-10 minutes but can be longer if you enjoy it and the cat lets you. We brush our kittens with a steel comb and wipe their face daily. We clean their ears and trim their nails weekly. Don't forget to check for fleas & tick every time you groom them because those buggers can be hard to detect given how fluffy a ragdoll cat can be.

Ragdoll cats need a high-quality diet. Because they tend to have lower activity levels as they mature, these cats can gain weight quickly if we do not control their diet. Ragdoll cats are also well known to have a more sensitive tummy. The key is to provide them with a high protein, low carb diet which, unfortunately, usually costs more than those loaded with tons of carb fillers. Here in Buttercup Ragdoll, we feed our cats commercial dry food and also homemade raw food. Our raw food is specially formulated for all ages and made with human-grade materials. Only the best for our babies!

So, what do you think? Do you think ragdoll cats are for you? If yes, don't wait any longer. Contact us at to know more about available kittens.

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