Ragdolls are from Old English lines.
The Ragdoll is the largest breed of domestic cat in existence according to the Guinness book of records, closely followed by the Maine Coon . Ragdoll males, when fully mature at 3-4 years, can weigh 14-18 lbs, sometimes even up to 2 5lbs when “neutered”. Females are considerably smaller and weigh between 9 and 14 lbs at maturity.
Stories have been told which state that the Ragdoll does not feel pain. This was proved a complete myth when, under veterinary examination, the Ragdoll proved to be psychologically and physiologically the same as any other cat.
What is true about the Ragdoll is that they are exceptionally calm , affectionate, and companionable. They’re more of a friend than a pet !
Whilst cats have always been considered “streetwise” they are not truly safe outside. It is a complete myth that cats “HAVE to be LET OUT!” Some people believe that it is cruel to keep them in, NOT SO! What they’ve never had, they’ll never miss as long as they’re given plenty of love, attention and toys.
For fresh air and exercise purposes a small pen/run can be built adjoining the house, or they can be taught quite easily to adapt to a cat harness/lead. Alternatively, your garden could be made secure and cat proofed, or your cat can be given access to your garden whilst you are there to supervise.
I devote a great deal of time, effort, and love to my kittens ensuring that they are trusting and gentle so their safety is understandably of “top priority” to me.
Cats are meant to be first and foremost, loving and precious companions, cherished and loved enough by their new mums/dads to be kept “SAFE INDOORS!” They must not leave the safe, secure, environment of my home to be suddenly subjected to an outside world defenseless, needing to develop survival skills!
Being exposed to such hazards as road accidents, theft, disease, fights with other animals, and the dreadfull human cruelty that unfortunately exists in today’s world are not a part of the life that anyone would wish for their pet.
Undoubtedly there are those who let their cats out to roam and those cats have been lucky enough to survive “so far”. I certainly wouldn’t want a cat of mine running that risk… WOULD YOU??
I cannot “STRESS” enough that we politely insist the following:
Any prospective owner hoping to obtain a kitten from us must agree and adhere to our express wishes concerning outdoor access.