Breed Highlight: Ragdoll Cats
Ragdoll cats are easy to recognise by their distinct features: big blue eyes, medium-long, soft coat and coat patterns — bi-color, van, mitted or colourpoint. They are one of the largest cat breeds (slightly larger than the Maine Coon) weigh between 15 and 20 pounds, and females between 10 and 15 pounds. Their regal looks and soft coat are two desirable features, but they just keep getting better and better. They are considered one of the friendliest, most playful cat breeds; you can even teach the Ragdoll to play fetch! They thrive on human companionship and will flop into your lap or crawl into bed with you at night, for love. They're docile and gentle, able to be picked up and cuddled by their human friends. In fact, the breed supposedly got its name because early litters of the docile, friendly cat became limp and floppy like rag dolls when they were picked up, a characteristic so unusual that bizarre and interesting stories have cropped up over the years to explain the unique behaviour.
and rules and regulations (by-laws, code of conduct and a constitution). A reputable breeder aligned with QFA is Tipasheena, a local Noosa breeder. You can learn about Tipasheena and their waiting time for kittens. You can check rescue organisations like SCARS and the RSPCA if you'd rather adopt or skip extensive wait times and keep an eye out for Ragdoll cats or similar family-friendly breeds like Persians and Burmese.
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