Our Ragdoll kittens are bred from the traditional lines of Ragdolls in the traditional colors and coat designs. They are each given individual care relative to nutrition, socialization and veterinarian care.
Every Ragdoll litter is born in the privacy and quiet of its own room and never caged. Each Ragdoll kitten is handled daily for socialization and daily weight gain is carefully monitored.
Eyes come open at around 10 days and are normally ready to go to their new homes at 12 weeks of age with everything necessary for his/her first year in their new home. They are litter trained, spayed or neutered and have received all first year vaccines and de-worming. Every Raggymania Ragdoll kitten receives a complete physical by our veterinarian and is fully guaranteed by contract.
Our cattery is closed to showing, breeding and outside cats. We take every caution possible to ensure our cats and kittens are free of disease.
Additionally, our adults receive full blood work on an annual basis. Each kitten is given a thorough physical by our veterinarian when they are “speutered.” He will provide a signed letter that certifies that each kitten is in good health. In addition, I offer a health guarantee by contract that covers hereditary/congenital defects as well as loss from FIP. I will also provide you with complete vaccination/de-worm records along with recommendations for future vaccinations. Regular check-ups and vaccinations are crucial for the health of your kitten.
We recommend a high-quality premium dry food as well as wet food for your Ragdoll kitten each day. The latest research indicates that cats that have been fed only dry foods can develop urinary crystals or blockages as well as early onset of diabetes and other diseases.
We will send samples of both wet and dry foods with you when you pick-up your Ragdoll kitten. It is essential to have clean water available at all times and I recommend changing it at least twice daily.
Ragdolls shed very little and because they do not have undercoats like the long-haired breeds (such as Persians and Himalayans), they require little grooming. I do recommend purchasing a slicker brush and using it once a week so that your kitten will get used to it and enjoy it; however, their easy-to-maintain coats really do not require frequent grooming.
Ragdolls are strictly indoor cats and do not have the instincts to defend themselves outdoors. They do love windows or screened in porches and can thus enjoy sunshine and fresh air without being exposed to a variety of dangers — cars, theft, other animals, fleas and/or diseases.
Ragdolls Do require lots of love and attention! They are very intelligent and easy to train. They will follow you from room to room and greet you at the door. Many customers refer to Ragdolls as “puppy dogs in kitty fur” because of their puppy-like traits, even being able to be trained to fetch. And you will probably find, as many do, that one Ragdoll is just not enough!
De-clawing is no longer a recommended or accepted practice. This harmful procedure can change your kitten’s personality permanently. The kittens have been introduced to and trained to use sisal scratching posts and pads from a very early age and I highly recommend that you purchase a post with sisal covering as well. There are also horizontal corrugated cardboard pads that can be purchased inexpensively. In addition, it is quite easy to nip the ends of the front claws with a specially designed clippers easily found at any pet store and I will be happy to show you how!
Whether you purchase a kitten from Raggymania or any other breeder, there are several things for you, the buyer to be aware of; You should research before making a deposit on a kitten from any cattery. The breeder should have years of experience and/or be working with a mentor. The breeder should be willing to have you visit the cattery and allow you to choose your own kitten. You should be able to obtain registration papers for your kitten.
If you feel you may have an allergy to Ragdolls, the best way to find out is to spend an hour in a breeder’s home! Cats/kittens should never be caged and should be handled on a daily basis to ensure proper socialization. Be aware of cleanliness in the breeder’s home/cattery. Watch for any visible, physical signs of health problems with either the adults or the kittens. Kittens should not be released before they are 13-16 weeks of age. They should be accompanied by a health certificate signed by a certified vet, a health guarantee by contract as well as be vaccinated, de-wormed, “speutered,” and last but not least, well-socialized! You will probably find that most reputable, well-established breeders will have a waiting list.