We’re not going to lie to you, we are a little biased. We love ragdoll cats. They are big and beautiful balls of fluff and fur and love to be loved. However, we have really tried to think of reasons why you should not buy a ragdoll cat. Here goes.
They Are Simply Too Beautiful, We Don’t Know What To Do
Ragdolls, especially when they are just kittens, are just the most adorable things you could ever hope to see. Take a look at any of the many thousands and thousands of cat blogs out there at “ragdoll kittens” and you will see what we mean. We think it might be a hard life trying to live under the same roof as something so devastatingly beautiful.
It’s Not All Downhill From There
If you are hoping that you could survive the kitten stage knowing that your cat will turn into one ugly furball when they are an adult, you might be in for a shock. Buddy, they just become all the more beautiful. Their fluff gets fluffier, there is more of them to go around. You will turn into one of the millions of annoying cat owners and lovers already on the internet by taking lots of ‘grams of your adorable ragdoll. How will you get any work done?
They Shed Their Fur
We got slightly sidetracked there, didn’t we? You could argue if you wanted to argue about such ridiculous things, that rather than giving you reasons for not getting a ragdoll, we gave you compelling reasons for getting one. We’re back on it now, though. Ragdolls are terribly bad for shedding fur.
That may make them a big no-no if you have any problems with allergies. On a very serious note, it is best to check whether you are likely to be allergic to them or not before you get one because it can be absolutely heartbreaking to have to give away your cat. After all, it gives you an unattractive and uncomfortable runny nose and other side effects.
They Are Timewasters
They really are! As we said, they love cuddles. If you are not spending too much time being bewitched by their beauty, you will be spending the rest of the time cuddling them. And boy, they are needy – there is no letup or “alone time” that you may get with another, more aloof and standoffish breed of cat. Nope, not with ragdolls. They are cuddle sluts and proud.
You Could Rescue One
Okay, joking aside, if you are interested in owning a ragdoll cat, we’re quite envious of you already. They are spectacular cats. However, rather than buying from a breeder for an exceptionally high price, why not consider giving a home to a poor and lonesome ragdoll stuck in your local cat/pet rescue center?
When you adopt a cat, you not only get the benefit of knowing you have a lovely new member of your family but are helping give an abandoned feline a chance for some happiness.