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Frequently asked Questions

Should you still have questions after reviewing our FAQs, please let us know! we want to make sure you have all the information you need prior to choosing a Rumi Ragdoll as your new family member.

List of Questions

Question

can i leave my ragdoll home if i travel a lot?

Answer

Since they crave interactions and attention, ragdolls should not be left alone for long periods of time. If you feel that your lifestyle requires you to travel often, make sure you leave enough food, water, and litter for your cat and consider a second pet so that they can keep each other company when you are away. We don't recommend leaving cats unattended for longer than 24-36 hours at 

 

Question

Are ragdolls hypoallergenic? 

Answer

Ragdoll cats are NOT hypoallergenic. While they lack an undercoat and produce less dander, people with allergies can still have a reaction to their saliva and fur. Allergies or not, you and your cat will feel better if you brush them out once a week to maintain a healthy coat.

 

Question

Can i let my ragdoll go outside?

Answer

We highly discourage allowing your ragdoll cat to spend time outdoors. Ragdolls are very much domesticated cats, rendering them vulnerable outdoors. Due to their curious and friendly nature, they may not pick up on dangers (cars, foxes, dogs, heights). Don't worry, they are very happy perched on the windowsill bird watching with you at home!

 

Question

is it okay to declaw a ragdoll?

(i know it isn't great but I have young children, nice furniture, other pets!)

Answer

Never. It is never okay to declaw. The good news, however, is that ragdolls are generally not known for playing with their claws drawn. If you provide scratching posts and toys, they generally stay away from furniture and curtains. We have four ragdolls, two dogs, AND a nicely kept home! 

 

Question

what is the difference between seal and blue? what about lynx?What are all these colors and prints!?

Answer

Seal ragdolls have darker, brown points. Blue ragdolls have grey points. Lynx pattern cats have blue or seal tabby stripes!  Remember that ragdoll coloring develops over time. Regardless of color or pattern, all ragdolls should have blue eyes. Any breeder who advertises mink, sepia, white kittens with 'aqua' eyes is breeding outside of the breed standard for ragdoll cats. learn more about ragdoll colors check out this page or read about ragdolls through CFA or TICA.

 

Question

do ragdolls shed a lot?

Answer

Ragdolls have rabbit-like fur and shed seasonally. Brushing them weekly should help. Compared to domestic short hair cats, ragdolls generally shed less! 

 

Question

Do ragdolls make good pets?

Answer

Absolutely! Ragdolls are incredibly social and love attention and companionship. We highly recommend them for families and dog lovers. Their breed name "ragdoll" comes from the natural response for them to flop over when held! The "floppy" cat and "puppy" cat nicknames are a testament to how wonderful they are as pets.

 

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