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Ragdoll cat personality characteristics and lifespan


Ragdoll cat

 Ragdoll cat personality


Possibly due to their large bodies, Ragdoll cats are said to have many calm personalities. Even if the other person is a stranger (even if it is a child!), they will do their best to entrust their bodies to you when you hold them.

Also, although they love to play, they tend not to like too much play. They prefer to relax and be on the sofa, cushions, or their owner's lap. Of course, some children are active and love to move around because there are individual differences.

Obedient personality

Ragdolls, which means "stuffed animals," love to be held and are gentle and obedient. And one side of spoiled children. It will be less likely to feel "selfish" compared to other cats. It's easy to train, so even owners who have a cat for the first time can live with them with peace of mind. Because they are friendly, they can be said to be a good match for people who want to fully enjoy physical contact with cats.


He has a gentle personality, so he won't get angry even if a small child tries to mess with him. Of course, when they really don't like it, they react against it, but they accept it generously, so it seems that they can grow together with the child.

You can feel the depth of their affection when they quietly snuggle up to their owners.

Characteristics of the  Ragdoll cat 

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Big beefy cat

Ragdolls are one of the largest cats and are generally stocky and well-muscled. The skeleton is thick and solid, with a thick chest, and limbs of medium length, with the hind legs longer than the front legs and moderately muscled.

Medium-sized head with discreet ears and large eyes

The Ragdoll's head is medium in size and broad and wedge-shaped. It has large, strong jaws and looks strong. The ears are medium in size and set slightly apart with a flat surface between them. The eyes are large, oval, and slightly slanted set slightly apart. The eye color is clear blue.

Medium-long coat with a silky feel

Ragdolls have semi-long coats and are impressively soft to the touch like silk. The hair around the neck is longer than the rest, giving it the appearance of wearing a bib.

Although it has a large amount of hair, it does not feel hot, and when it moves, it splits left and right, making it refreshing. It has a long tail with a lot of fluffy hair.

Ragdoll size (weight and height)

An adult Ragdoll cat weighs 4.5-7 kg for males and 4-6 kg for females. Females are considerably smaller than males. In addition, the body height is about 27 to 29 cm.

 Ragdoll cat lifespan

Ragdolls have an average lifespan of 14-16 years.

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Ragdoll kitten characteristics

When they are kittens, they are more active than adult cats and often move around wanting to play, so they are not that different from other kittens. However, they are characterized by their charming and friendly personality since they were kittens. Therefore, it is said that it is also resistant to children, making it perfect for families with children. Also, because of their intelligent nature, they tend to learn quickly how to use the toilet and sharpen their nails. For this reason, they are considered indoor cats.

Ragdoll common disease

Hairball disease

 Long-haired breeds are at high risk of hairball disease. Hairball disease is a disease in which the hair that a cat swallows during daily grooming cannot be properly discharged, and hairballs accumulate in the body and damage the walls of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms may include anorexia, constipation, and vomiting. In severe cases, you may lose your life. The treatment is to lick the hairball remover to remove the hair from the body. For prevention, care such as brushing on a daily basis should be done carefully.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

This is a disease in which the heart muscle wall thickens and a blood clot forms in the heart, blocking an artery. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, difficulty getting up, and cardiac arrest due to dyspnea. Immediate action is required and any delay can be fatal. If your cat starts breathing heavily, take him to the veterinarian immediately. As a countermeasure, absolutely rest; if breathing is difficult, give oxygen inhalation. Medicines may be needed to remove the clot, and surgery may be needed. It is a disease that can be prevented to some extent by regular checkups.

Urinary stone

This cat breed is also prone to urinary stones. This is a disease that causes stones and sand to form in the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Symptoms include blood in the urine, frequent trips to the bathroom but not much urine, and pain when urinating. In severe cases, urinary incontinence and loss of appetite occur. When severe, it can be life-threatening. It is said that the cause is not drinking enough water, lack of vitamins, and a decrease in resistance. If it is light, the stone can be dissolved with medicine and washed away, but if the stone is large, surgery is required.

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