I've created a short True or False quiz about Ragdoll cats and how to care for them.
Ragdolls are a small breed of cat and reach maturity at about 18-months-old. True or False?
The answer is false. Ragdolls are large cats at maturity. A normal weight for a male Ragdoll is around 15-20 pounds and females tend to be a few pounds less. It takes Ragdolls three to four years to reach full maturity.
Ragdoll cats are easy-going and don't require any maintenance. True or False?
False again. This is sort of a trick question because Ragdoll cats do tend to be easy-going and are not high-maintenance cats. Still, it is best to brush your Ragdoll at least weekly. Ragdolls have beautiful, soft, rabbit-like fur. Matting is not likely to be an issue with Ragdolls, but brushing will help to remove dead hair and prevent shedding.
Ragdoll cats do not feel pain. True or False?
False. There is no question that Ragdolls feel pain. They absolutely do. This myth came from Ann Baker, the creator of the Ragdoll breed herself. Fortunately this myth has been thoroughly refuted.
Ragdoll lovers probably instantly knew the answers to the quiz, but if you're new to the world of Ragdolls, maybe you learned something. There is a lot of information out there about the breed. If you continue studying these amazing cats, I'm sure you will be as much in love with them as I am.
By Marie Sampson