FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE
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DO YOU CAGE YOUR CATS/KITTENS?
I do not cage my mom's or my kittens. When my babies are running around
the house, after being weaned from their mom's, the mom's go to their resting room. This allows the mom's to dry up their
milk and relax, during this process they do not come out to see visitors. I do however have my boys in their own Condo's because
if you let them be with each other they will fight and cause damage and or death to each other, they are also not allowed
to run around my home because if they were they would breed girls that were not ready to be bred, they would also spray all
over my home a ruin anything that they mark with their spray.
WHAT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT ARE YOUR KITTENS RAISED IN?
They are raised underfoot in our home, for the first 3 weeks they are with
their mom's in our bedrooms (This is where they have their babies), from 3 weeks to 8 weeks old they are in our kitchen potty
training and getting used to all the normal noises in a home, from 8 weeks to 12 weeks old they have run of the house to get
used to stairs, wood floors, Movie nights ect. but the whole time they are being loved like they are human children and being
taught what is safe and what is not safe.
THEY RAISED AROUND DOGS?
do have 1 small toy poodle named Gunner, so your baby and my babies are used to playing with, the sounds of and actions of,
and smells of a dog in their home with them.
ARE YOUR KITTENS POTTY TRAINED?
Yes, all of our babies are potty trained way before they go home.
CAN I HAVE MORE PICTURES?
Please understand that I am very busy taking care of myself, my family, my kitties, many
emails and scooping lots of box's, this is why I make a certain time to take pictures, if I am always taking pictures I will
not have enough time to do much else.
I TAKE MY KITTEN HOME EARLY?
I am very sorry but my babies need to stay with me until they are 10 to 16 weeks old to ensure their health, their development
and for them to be able to get their Certified Vet Check prior to going home with you. This is not only best
for your future kitten but ensures that you bring home a happy, healthy kitten. Plus it is written in the TICA code of Ethics,
which I have signed and need to follow. Each baby develops at a different rate, so depending on each individual kitten and
household circumstance, will decide when each baby is ready to go home.
DO I NEED A PET CARRIER IN ORDER TO BRING MY KITTEN HOME?
Yes, because your kitten could get startled by something outside that he/she has never
heard or seen before and could run away or get hurt by jumping out of your arms.
CAN I LET MY KITTEN OUT OF HIS/HER PET CARRIER ONCE I AM IN MY CAR?
That is up to you, Ragdolls do ride nicely in a car and love to look around as they
drive by things. As long as someone else is driving the car, it should be safe to sit your baby in your lap.
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR RAGDOLL
You will need to cover, wrap or put away any wires you have in your home because
Ragdolls like Puppies lose their teeth and in this process they will chew on just about anything to get those teeth out (this
will go on until they are about 8 months old). My favorite thing to give them are thick cardboard box's, they love to chew,
scratch and play in those box's and they are easier to replace than your electronics
You will also need to make sure that your Toilet's stay closed
at all times when not in use because Ragdolls tend to love water, so if they jump in they may not be big enough to get out
and could drown. Also for men/boys that have Ragdolls, they will chase the stream so you may not want your Ragdoll with you
in the Bathroom:-) Or just be careful:-)
are also very docile, so they should never be aloud outside because they would think even a dangerous animal is their friend,
not to mention everything else that could happen to them unattended outside.
Please, If you Travel or go on vacations it is not a good idea to send your kitty to a day care or
any care facility, these places hold many germs that can make your Ragdoll sick and or pass away. Please find a sitter
instead to check in on your kitty and let them stay in their own comfortable home environment that they are used to.
Please also do not do kitty play dates as your kitty and your friends kitty most likely
do not share the same germs and this could cause your kitty to become ill.
Having a Ragdoll is like having a Child, you are their parent/s, so you are the one/s that needs to
make proper decisions to keep your kitty Happy, Healthy and Safe:-)
Ragdolls are healthy cats put are known for their very sensitive
systems and Gingivitis. These 2 things need to be monitored and taken care of as your kitty grows.
Contrary to popular belief Ragdolls are not hypoallergenic or
Shed free. They do have less proteins and pet danders than most cats but if you have allergies to cats you will most likely
have allergies to Ragdolls. Ragdolls do shed, they shed less than a short haired domestic cat but you will find those flying
hairs throughout your home, on your furniture and on your cloths. I always keep a pet roller on hand:-) With this being said,
because of their sweet endearing nature you will never find my home without a Ragdoll or two even when I no longer breed them:-)
For Grooming your Ragdoll you will need a metal tooth comb, baby
powder and scissor nail clippers. Your kittens nails should be clipped once a week, he/she should also be brushed and
powdered once a week. You can brush them more often if you would like as they love the attention and will love being brushed
rather than run from it if it is done on a consistent basis.
Ragdolls even though they are known as a "Mat Free" kitty will still get small
mats, especially on their underarms from time to time. So be sure to brush your kitty.
I've been asked often, do you bathe your kitties? No I do not water bathe my
kitties, Ragdolls are very clean kitties and are grooming themselves constantly. Unless your kitty is going to a Cat Show
or has gotten into something it really is not necessary to bathe your Ragdoll.