These cats are almost dog like in their behavior, greeting family members at the door, following them through the house, and snuggling down beside them on the sofa.
If you do not believe in de-clawing your cat, but are concerned about having your furniture ruined, you may want to consider this breed as well.
Some Ragdoll owners say their cats have learned to use a scratching post instead of furniture arms to sharpen their claws much more quickly than their other cat breeds.
Since these cats seem to make an effort to keep from scratching people, as well, they may be less prone to scratch furniture in the first place.
While this cat breed does not need the company of other pets and seems to prefer to spend time with family members over cats, it does not mind living with other cats. Perhaps this is because this breed is so much larger than other cats, but it is most likely because the Ragdoll is just so sweet natured.
Since the Ragdoll is a longhair cat, some prospective cat owners are a bit hesitant about choosing this breed.
They are afraid they won't have time for the frequent grooming most longhairs require. However, this breed's silky coat texture makes it a very low care cat.
Combing through your cat's hair weekly to remove stray hairs or debris is all that is necessary to keep his coat looking fantastic.
One thing you may want to keep in mind is that although most longhairs are prone to hairballs, these cats rarely develop them.
If you want a sweet tempered, family oriented cat, then the big Ragdoll may be the ideal breed for you.
BabyBundles Ragdoll cattery has been a registered T.I.C.A. breeder since 1998. It is a labor of love taking care of the Ragdoll Cats and Kittens. I have a house full of retired female breeders because it is hard for me to give a cat away. I don't let a cat or kitten leave unless I know they are going to a good home.
They are all registered with T.I.C.A., veterinarian certification and health guarantee to be free of genetic diseases.
Another hobby of mine saving the turtles and acquatic life by participating with REEF a non-profit orgination to save the reefs all over the world.