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How do you identify rag doll kittens?

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Ragdoll cats are widely known for their striking blue eyes and their inclination to go limp with pleasure when held or snuggled by their owner. They are a larger breed of cat with a distinctive friendly personality.

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How do you identify rag doll kittens?
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Most ragdoll kittens are born completely white. This is due to what's referred to as a point gene, which causes the coloring to be reactive to warmth. The cooler, darker colors of a ragdoll kitten's coat occur later and are affected by external temperatures. This type of cat's extremities develop patterns sooner due to the increased body temperature in those regions. Ragdoll cats come in a variety of colors, including warm grey, blue, seal, chocolate, and lilac.

A ragdoll cat's personality tends to be laid back and friendly. This breed generally gets along with everyone, including other cats, children, and even dogs. A drooping body is the most distinguishable characteristic of ragdolls, indicating a deep pleasure for affection and warmth. Ragdolls develop slowly, reaching full maturity around 4 years of age.

Ragdolls are best suited for indoor life, surrounded by people who provide love and attention along with proper grooming to maintain their long, silky coats. The breed originated in the 1960s from unknown origins.

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