Articles on health related issues in ragdolls:
Dwarfism, by the Scandinavian Ragdoll Club:
Updated info and recent statistical finds on dwarfism:
About the negative effects of early weaning of kittens:
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about my cats. This list will be continuously updated. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Q: Do all ragdoll cats flop and go limp when handled?
A: Ragdoll cats are generally very relaxed and happy for the attention, and a lot of them go completely limp when being handled. However, this is not true for all ragdolls. Even though they belong to the same breed, two individual ragdolls can be completely different from each other!
Q: Is the ragdoll allergy friendly?
A: This is a very frequently asked question, and the answer is unfortunately a big no. Most of my allergic friends have had allergic reactions when handling my cats.
Q: Are ragdolls less sensitive to pain than other cats?
A: NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT! This is a _very_ dangerous myth running around on the internet, and it is one hundred percent not true.
Q: Are ragdolls exclusively indoor cats?
A: There is no right or wrong answer to this question. They are especially suitable as indoor cats, but if they live in an environment where it's safe for a cat to be outside, they can be outdoors just like any other cat. These cats are, however, very trustful and a little naive, and some of them can easily get into dangerous situations. I recommend all of my kitten buyers to keep their cats indoors.
Q: How old does the kitten have to be before leaving its mother?
A: Although 12 weeks is the recommended minimum age for weaning kittens, I keep my kittens for at least 14 weeks. You can read more about the reasons why in the linked article about negative effects of early weaning of kittens.
Q: Why do you choose neuter early? Is it true that cats should be at least 6 months before spaying?
A: That kittens must be at least 6 months old before neutering is a myth. There is nothing wrong with waiting, but there are a lot of benefits of early neutering. I will write an article to elaborate shortly, but until then, please don't hesitate to ask questions.