Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Long, Full
Temperament: Gentle, Affectionate, Docile
Information / Facts: The Ragdoll is a large breed of cat with a long, fluffy coat. This cat is very docile and loving and got its name because it tends to go limp like a ragdoll when picked up or carried. The Ragdoll is a very large breed of cat. The female will weigh between eight and 15 pounds when fully grown, while the male can weigh between twelve and 20 pounds when fully grown. The Ragdoll has beautiful blue eyes and a dense, fluffy coat that tends to shed much less than other breeds. This coat also prevents matting which can be painful for the cat, and nearly impossible to brush out without cutting the fur.
Pros: The Ragdoll is very loving and affectionate. It is great for elderly individuals, people who live alone, and families with children. The Ragdoll is very docile which makes it ideal for people. It is very affectionate with its own family and kind and social to new people. However, its docile nature can get it into scrapes, as it won't back down or run away in the face of danger. Ragdolls should be inside only cats and not live outside where it can get into trouble.
Cons: he Ragdoll has a much shorter life expectancy than other breeds of cats. The typical ragdoll usually only lives around eight to ten years. The Ragdoll is also prone to urinary issues, from bladder to kidneys, and in many cases, these problems can take the life of the cat. As a result, these cats can be very high-maintenance and require more vet visits than other breeds of cats. These cats are not recommended for those with limited incomes or those with limited ability to lift larger items.