Ragdolls originated In California in the 1960s. The ragdoll was named by the first breeder because of the tendency of the cat to go limp in people’s arms.
The Ragdoll is a big, heavy cat weighing in at between 4.5-10kgs (12-20lbs)
Compared to other pedigree cats, the Ragdoll has quite a low life expectancy averaging between 11-13 years.
Litters tend to produce around 3-4 kittens.
Pointed, mitted, and bicolour in seal, blue, chocolate and lilac.
The Ragdoll is possibly the only cat breed that really enjoys being picked up and carried around! Ragdolls are renowned for being laid back, gentle and good with children. They enjoy company and it would be a good idea to have a pair of Ragdolls if you are away for long periods.
Ragdolls do not need much exercise and are generally happy to live their lives indoors. They do not tend to hunt when let outdoors. Their low level of physical exercise does make them prone to obesity. Their typical lifespan is shorter than other breeds of cat.