Looking for Ragdoll cat breeders in Illinois with kittens and cats for sale?
You’ve landed on the right page!
I’ve put together a listing of all the Ragdoll breeders in Illinois I could find – so you can start calling around and see if you can find the perfect kitten.
I have to say it, I’m envious. Ragdolls are big, cute, soft, cats. They are intelligent, loads of fun, affectionate, and make awesome pets.
Good luck finding your new addition!
Ragdoll Cat Breeders in Illinois With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|Ragdoll Kittens for You||Chicago, IL||630-803-4405||ragdollkittensforyou.com|
|Nina De Drap Ragdoll Cattery||Nr Chicago, IL||NA||ninadedrap.com|
|Southern Illinois Ragdolls||Sesser, IL||618-724-9800||Facebook Page|
|Brier Rose Ragdolls||Burlington, just outside IL||319-572-1000||brieroserags.com|
Ragdoll Kittens for You
Address – Chicago, IL
Phone – 630-803-4405
Website – ragdollkittensforyou.com
Nina De Drap Ragdoll Cattery
Address – Nr Chicago, IL
Phone – NA
Website – ninadedrap.com
Southern Illinois Ragdolls
Address – Sesser, IL
Phone – 618-724-9800
Website – Facebook Page
Brier Rose Ragdolls
Address – Burlington, just outside IL
Phone – 319-572-1000
Website – brieroserags.com
TICA and CFA Certifications
You may have seen some breeders saying they are TICA and CFA certified. This is an extra stamp of approval that they registered their cats and are maintaining a high standard.
Here’s what these organizations mean:
The International Cat Association (TICA) is the world’s first and largest all-breed cat registry.
In 1967, a small group of dedicated cat lovers met to form a small organization. They shared their love of cats, and it wasn’t long before they were planning for their first show in 1968 in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization of cat fanciers who are dedicated to the study, preservation, and promotion of felines.
This organization has a membership of over 165,000 people worldwide who own purebred cats or subscribe to their periodicals.
What Is the Average Price of a Ragdoll?
The price of a Ragdoll cat will depend on where you get it from. The average price for a Ragdoll cat is $600 to $1500. I do see them in the $2000 to $3000 range for show-standard or pedigree though.
Ragdolls are usually bought from breeders as they are classed as rare and exotic. But you can sometimes find them at animal shelters for a much lower price.
Colors and Coat Patterns of Ragdolls
There are six basic colors in the breed: seal, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, and cream.
The coat of the patterned cats may come in any color and may be tabby (striped), solid or patched. The kittens almost always have darker coats with markings appearing as they grow older.
The color of the Ragdoll’s coat is not related to its personality, it is an indication of its genetic heritage. The colors of the Ragdolls are distinct and rich with no staining. Their coats do not fade with age either.
Are Ragdoll Cats High Maintenance?
That depends on who you ask!
The fact of the matter is that these kitties have a lot of long hair and require more grooming than, say, an average short-haired cat would need.
That being said, there’s no denying that Ragdolls make up for their demanding nature by providing their owners with lots of love in return.
If you’re happy to brush and groom your ragdoll on a regular basis, of which they are more than happy to be brushed, it’s not hard to keep their coats in tip-top shape.
If you don’t like brushing your cat, however, a Ragdoll is not the breed for you.
Do Ragdolls Make Good Pets?
Absolutely, Ragdolls are awesome pets!
One thing – you will be amazed at their size and weight. Ragdolls are a large breed, with males weighing between 15-20 pounds and females being between 12-18 pounds.
They are known to be laid back and gentle giants. These cats are great for families with older children because of the large size, and hardiness.
Many people do enjoy the friendly affectionate nature that these cats possess as well as the large size that keeps them warm.
As kittens, they are a lot of fun and really enjoy playtime. As they age, you’ll see their character coming out and appreciate how affectionate they are.
Photos by Kevin Chinchilla (header) and Amy Chen (body) on Unsplash