Facts about Ragamuffin Cats, "Scientific name for Ragamuffin Cat is Felis Catus". Famous for their endearing personalities, the "Ragamuffin cat" are more of attention seekers and love to conquer the laps. The Ragamuffin Cat are of absolutely no harm to children and pets.
Ragamuffin cats are ideal for families with children as the Ragamuffin Cat love to get involved in sporty activities with children, working singles with other pets, retired senior citizens and selective first time cat owners.
The breed has medium to long hair. Some of the Ragamuffin Cat may have hairs of various lengths across the body. They may look fluffy, but weigh a bit heavier due to their dense bones. The Ragamuffin Cat grow to a large size and live a long life. On an average, they show sweet and appealing personality to humans.
The Ragamuffin Cat coat is mostly of average length. No special grooming care is needed. All it requires is brushing once a week.
As far as social nature of the breed is concerned, Ragamuffin cats thrive for attention a lot. The Ragamuffin Cat would keep roaming around if there is a lot of gossip with a guest and the cat is ignored. Just holding, caressing and putting them nearer is enough for them. One of the best habits of the Ragamuffin Cat breed is that if the house has other pets, the breed spends time with them as well, without disturbing the owner
It’s a huge cat with a thick coat. Ragamuffin Cats comes in almost all types of colors and patterns. Males weigh more than the females. While male Ragamuffin Cat can grow up to 15 – 20 pounds, females reach 10 – 15 pounds only. The Ragamuffin Cat take longer to attain physical maturity because they show a slower rate of growth. The critical matured looks of a Ragamuffin cat is seen just after 4 years. The Ragamuffin Cat ears are semi triangular and stand on both sides of the head.
Ragamuffin cats are one of the few breeds that are believed to be free of genetic diseases. The scientific name for cat "Felis Catus". The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".
Ragamuffin Cats have an average weight around 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg).
Ragamuffin Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time licking themselves to keep themselves clean.
Ragamuffin Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where they live such as farm homes, warehouse their houses ect. A female cat is called a "queen or molly", male cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens.
Ragamuffin Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. Ragamuffin Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Ragamuffin Cats can squeeze through very small spaces is that they have no collarbone and free-floating clavicle bones that their shoulders are attach to their forelimbs, that's why a Ragamuffin Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determine if they can fit through the space.
Ragamuffin Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Ragamuffin Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a cat can move its ears 180 degrees.
A cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a Ragamuffin Cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average Ragamuffin Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The Ragamuffin Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A Ragamuffin Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A Ragamuffin Cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.
A Ragamuffin Cat can move their ears independently. The Ragamuffin Cat hairball is called a "bezoar" (meaning a concretion or calculus found in the intestines or stomach of certain animals, in particular ruminants, formerly alleged to be an effective cure for poison).
A Ragamuffin Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a Ragamuffin Cat paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a cat has to back down. A Ragamuffin Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A Ragamuffin Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory.
A Ragamuffin Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Ragamuffin Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A Ragamuffin Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".