6 things to consider when buying a Ragdoll kitten
What you are about to read can save you a lot
anguish. Buying a Ragdoll kitten, even from a breeder, can
be a minefield. Here are 6 things to look for when
go to a breeder for a Ragdoll kitten.
Ragdoll cats are one of the most popular breeds in the
moment. There is a good reason for it. The Ragdoll cat is
affectionate and a pleasure to be around. But you really
You have to be careful where you buy your kitten.
because not all breeders are the same and you are not
wants to end up with a kitten that has health problems.
1. Ask your breeder if the kitten is a purebred Ragdoll.
It may seem like a silly question, but it’s something
you really need to know. Some breeders are crossbred
the Ragdoll with other races to get new colors
and patterns. A Ragdoll cat is only considered a
Thoroughbred when his four generations of any crossbreed.
2. If a breeder is asking for a much lower price than most
others in the area, ask why.
The breeder may be taking shortcuts and not
telling you the full story. It’s a shame but you have to be
lurking. It could be something as simple as them
trying to attract more customers, or have more kittens
this year than expected, but you must ask everyone the question
3. Is the kitten 12 weeks or older?
If you want a well-adjusted kitten, it is essential that
wait until the kitten is at least 12 weeks old. This
gives the breeder the opportunity to socialize the kitten, such as
all good breeders will know how to do it. Besides this
the kitten’s immune system will be much stronger. Make sure
that the kitten has received at least one of its vaccinations. Lead
clear from any breeder offering kittens at 8 weeks. If they
are doing this is to save costs, as a kitten grows
especially fast in time between 8-12 weeks. You are a lot
Better wait to get your Ragdoll. It will be easier in
you, and easier for them.
4. Get a health guarantee and a contract.
Never buy a kitten without a health guarantee and a contract.
This protects you and the breeder. Remember to read the
contract with care. Don’t just take their word for it. TO
The breeder will be more than happy to sign a contract if
they are confident that their breeding stock is disease free. Do
sure you have at least two years warranty, as some defects
do not show up until the cat is fully grown.
5. Visit the hatchery.
If possible, you should visit the hatchery and see
the conditions in which cats are raised. There are many
things to consider: general cleaning; yes the males
and the females are separated to avoid inbreeding; are the
cats with kittens separated from the other cats? Alone
make sure the cats don’t too pull apart. If they
they seem to get by with a minimum of humans
Get in touch with this can be just as bad. They will be nervous around
strangers and you don’t want that.
6. Make sure the kitten is socialized.
If the kitten runs away from humans, then there is a good
possibility that he has not been socialized. This will make
nervous kitty and maybe even a nervous or neurotic cat when
the Ragdoll cat grows up. If you buy a kitten that does not
socialized it is going to be difficult for them to move … and even
harder for you.
A Ragdoll cat is one of the most beautiful and affectionate cats
you can buy. When you go to a breeder for a cat, you should
Be aware of the pitfalls, so that you and your new kitten