Facts about Ragdoll Cats, "Scientific name for Ragdoll Cat is Felis Catus". The Ragdoll Cat is a breed of cat with a different color point fur and blue eyes. The "Ragdoll Cat" is a big and strong semi-longhair cat with a soft and glossy coat. The Ragdoll Cat breed is best recognized for its passive and easygoing temperament and loving nature. The name, Ragdoll of the breed is derived from the propensity of people from the original propagation stock to go bendy and calm when picked up. The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".
Ragdoll Cat breeds are big, semi long-haired, laid-back cats with charming blue eyes. The Ragdoll Cat is a piercing cat variety, which indicates that its body is lighter in color than the points, such as the legs, face, ears and tail. The Ragdoll Cats are carefully bred to create large animals in three models, two with white, bi-color and mitted and one without white. The perfect Ragdoll Cat breed is a good evenhanded cat, without extreme features. Usually, the altered male Ragdoll Cat breeds will top the scale at 15 to 20 pounds ( ). In Ragdoll Cat breeds the female cats are proportionately smaller and generally weigh between 10 to 15 pounds ( ) when fully grown. Ragdoll Cat breeds are slow-growing, reaching the complete coat color when the Ragdoll Cat attain the age of two years, and they attain the complete weight and size when they become four years old.
Colors and coat
Ragdoll Cat breeds come in four patterns, such as van, bi-color, color point and mitted. These patterns come in six colors, such as blue, seal, chocolate, red, lilac, and cream. The Points of the Ragdoll Cat breed may be lynx, solid, torbie or tortie.
In the Van pattern Ragdoll Cat breed, only the top of the ears, mask and tail, and maybe some spots on their body, demonstrate darker markings. Bi-color breeds contain additional white, and their under-bodies, all four paws, torso, and an upside-down with the V’ shaped white spotting on their faces. The Ragdoll Cat may encompass a splatter or two of white on their rears. Only their ears, tails, and the external part of their masks demonstrate the darker spotting. Color point Ragdoll Cat breeds encompass the typical sharp markings without white anywhere in their fur. Mitted Ragdoll Cat breeds contain white front feet and white boots that go up to and about the pawn in the back, a belly stripe and a white chin. These breeds may contain a blaze, hourglass or star shaped white patch on their nose and forehead.
Ragdoll Cat breeds are inclined to be more involved in humans than other breed of cats. The Ragdoll Cat are recognized to run to welcome the guests and their owners at the door, follow their owners from room to room, flop on them, sleep with them, and in general, want to be where their owners are. Many Ragdoll Cat breeds have been trained to come when called and have fun in fetch. The Ragdoll Cat are mild cats, and generally play devoid of extending their claws. The Ragdoll Cat breeds tend to be ground cats, and not jumpers. Overall, Ragdoll Cat breeds are well behaved and simple to look after and they are ideal for the modern, hectic, ways of life.
The plush and silky semi long fur of the Ragdoll Cat breed needs minimum grooming to keep it appearing its best. The Ragdoll Cat are supposed to be combed with a toughen comb on a customary basis to discover and eliminate tangles or any loose hair. Quality furs consist chiefly of long, flexible guard hairs. Similar to all cat breeds, the Ragdoll Cat breed will shed, generally with the transform of seasons. The absence of the dense, thick, insulating undercoats causes abridged shedding and matting.
The Ragdoll Cat breed does appear to have a higher vulnerability towards Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy disease. This disease occasionally affects the breed that arises when the external muscle of the heart of the breed thickens up. It becomes so bulky that the external wall hardens and fails to contract appropriately. Consequently, blood does not correctly move into the chambers of the heart. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy influences cats of all ages. Generally, the infection is discovered abruptly in the Ragdoll Cat breed during the period of extreme activity or a stressful event, typically when the heart beat increases. The average lifespan of the Ragdoll Cat breed ranges from 15 years to 19 years.
Ragdoll Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time liking themselves to keep themselves clean. Ragdoll Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female Ragdoll Cat is called a "queen or molly", male Ragdoll Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. Ragdoll Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic.
The reason why Ragdoll 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 Ragdoll Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determan if they can fit through the space.
Ragdoll Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Ragdoll 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 Ragdoll Cat can move their ears independently. The cat's 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 Ragdoll Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a cat has to back down. A Ragdoll Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Ragdoll Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Ragdoll Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A Ragdoll Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food.
A Ragdoll Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average Ragdoll Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A Ragdoll Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.