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Before you buy cat

Purchase of ragdoll

Before you buy a cat, there are many things to consider. Cats can get very old (15-17 years) and therefore become a big part of your family for a very long time. 

Think about what you can offer. Do you have time to exercise your cat or could it benefit from a playmate? How are your living conditions? Does the rest of the family agree to the purchase of the cat and want to share in the responsibility it requires? Have you been in close contact with cats before or should you do an allergy test before buying a ragdoll? What is your budget for the purchase of a purebred cat and the daily expenses?


Cat with or without pedigree

The pedigree of a cat is not the one that costs a lot of money, it only costs 250,- DKK. The rest is the work a breeder puts behind his breeding.

  • A pedigree assures you as a buyer that the cat is a genuine ragdoll (there are no purebred ragdolls without a pedigree) and that it therefore has the desired qualities that belong to the breed

  • The cat will not be at risk of increased inbreeding, as you can check this by going all the way back to the 10th generation and seeing how high the inbreeding percentage is

  • The cat will be tested for ragdoll specific diseases (HCM & PKD)

  • There will be a 2-year warranty according to the Purchase Act on the cat

  • As a breeder, you have agreed to comply with ethical guidelines in relation to breeding and keeping cats


In addition, there is a huge amount of work involved in breeding healthy and healthy cats with a pedigree. To name some of them; purchase of breeding cats, examination of genes and lines, shows to evaluate the cat in relation to the standard of a ragdoll, purchase of quality food and cat litter.


10 points of attention when buying a cat

  1. Do all cats and kittens look healthy and well? (A healthy cat does not have runny eyes, a snotty nose, bristly fur, the belly is not bloated/abnormally thick, the cat does not smell of faeces)

  2. Are there many cats/kittens in the same area?

  3. Does the kitten live in the breeders home under hygienic conditions and where it has the opportunity to be socialized?

  4. Are the kittens trusting of people?

  5. Is the breeder informative and open?

  6. Is there good chemistry between you and the breeder?

  7. Does your kitten have a pedigree, contract and health record from a vet?

  8. Is the kitten vaccinated before moving away from home (we recommend that all pet cats are neutered and vaccinated 2 times before moving to a new home)

  9. Listen to the reason within yourself and never buy out of pity as you are thereby supporting the dubious breedings

  10. If you are in doubt, wait to buy/reserve and get in touch Ragdoll Club Denmark for advice and guidance

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