Did you know that Ragdoll cats are most sought after for

their personalities? I’m going to list 7 traits

that make the Ragdoll cat a pleasure to own.

If you’ve ever wondered if a Ragdoll cat is the one for you,

then these points may clear it up for you. Onto number 1…

1. They go limp when held.

This is actually a little bit of a myth. Not all Ragdoll

cats will go limp when held. Most do, though. They are a

very relaxed breed of cat, and most love to be held. It sets

them apart from many other breeds.

2. The breed is people orientated.

Ragdoll cats become very attached to their owners. By nature

they are a very social animal and simply love interaction

with the people around them. If you don’t like a cat that

hovers around a Ragdoll cat may not be the cat for you.

3. As a breed they are calm yet love to play.

The breed retains a lot of kitten in them as they grow up.

Overall they are a calm cat, but if you put a toy in front

of them watch out! There’s nothing more fun than watching a

cat kick a ball around the house. The good news is that they

won’t be rough while they are doing it. Gentleness is part

of the breed.

4. They adapt to living in small spaces well.

A Ragdoll cat is perfect for a small apartment, and as long

as you don’t introduce them to the great outdoor, they will

willingly stay inside. It’s part of their relaxed nature to

adapt easily to living in an apartment.

5. You can train a Ragdoll cat to do tricks.

You’ve heard the saying that dogs have masters and cats have

staff? They are one of the few breeds who will put that aside and allow you to

teach them tricks. They are an intelligent breed and all it

takes is a little encouragement and you are off and running.

They will retrieve toys, fetch, and shake hands among other

things. You can have hours of enjoyment teaching your cat

new tricks.

6. They are not destructive in the home.

Most cats prefer to climb, jump on surfaces and generally

get into tight spaces. Not so, the Ragdoll cat. They are one

of the few breeds that actually prefer floor level to

jumping up on the kitchen bench. This makes them ideal if

you have a lot of breakables.

7. Their plush coat does not require excessive grooming.

Despite having a long coat they are one cat that does not

require you to brush them every other day. One of the

characteristics of the breed is that their coat does not mat

easily, and is so fine and light it doesn’t tend to get

caught in the fibres of furniture, either. This is yet

another reason they are a great indoor cat.

If you are thinking of getting a Ragdoll cat, then these are

7 good reasons to look more closely at the breed. Just

remember that each cat is an individual, and not every

characteristic will apply.