Looking for Ragdoll cat breeders in Michigan? You’ve landed on the right page!
Ragdolls are docile, laidback, interesting, and curious cats. They’re a lot of fun to have around, and make for awesome domestic pets (I’m a little envious you’re getting one).
To help you out, I’ve put together a listing of all the Ragdoll breeders in Michigan – start calling around and see if you can find the perfect kitten:
- Ragdoll Cat Breeders in Michigan With Kittens and Cats for Sale
- TICA and CFA Certifications
- What Is the Average Price of a Ragdoll?
- Are Ragdoll Cats High Maintenance?
- Colors and Coat Patterns of Ragdolls
- Do Ragdolls Make Good Pets?
Ragdoll Cat Breeders in Michigan With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|Mid Michigan Ragdoll Cats||Stockbridge, MI||NA||midmichiganragdolls.com|
|Pretty Little Ragdoll Kittens||Near Saugatuck Township, MI||616-638-5455||prettylittleragdollkittens.com|
|My Champion Heart Ragdolls||DeWitt, MI||517-505-6130||mychampionheartragdolls.com|
|Soft Cuddly Ragdolls||Northern Michigan||NA||softcuddlyragdolls.com|
Mid Michigan Ragdoll Cats
Address – Stockbridge, MI
Phone – NA
Website – midmichiganragdolls.com
Pretty Little Ragdoll Kittens
Address – Near Saugatuck Township, MI
Phone – 616-638-5455
Website – prettylittleragdollkittens.com
My Champion Heart Ragdolls
Address – DeWitt, MI
Phone – 517-505-6130
Website – mychampionheartragdolls.com
Soft Cuddly Ragdolls
Address – Northern Michigan
Phone – NA
Website – softcuddlyragdolls.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 is a club for all who have an interest in cats and their well-being. Not only does TICA sponsor educational opportunities, but it also offers registry services for purebred cats.
It’s one of the largest and most respected cat registries in the world because it’s open to everyone. All you need is an interest in domestic felines and a willingness to abide by TICA’s Code of Ethics.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is an international organization of judges, cat show exhibitors and enthusiasts devoted to the natural beauty and healthy breeding of pedigreed cats.
The CFA was founded in 1907 by Mrs. H.J. Willard and a small group of friends who wished to promote “the scientific breeding of pure-bred cats” according to the Standard Of Excellence (SOE) set forth by good breeders for many decades before them.
What Is the Average Price of a Ragdoll?
The price of a Ragdoll cat is usually anywhere between $6000 and $4,000 depending on the breeder, pedigree, colors, and some other factors.
Many pet stores sell them for under $1,000, while the average cost of a Ragdoll from a reputable breeder is between $1,500 to $3,000.
Are Ragdoll Cats High Maintenance?
Ragdoll cats are playful, relatively laid back, and very sweet. They do need a lot more grooming than regular short-haired cats though.
Not only are their coats naturally longer, but they also require more care than other breeds of cats in order to keep up with their long fur and avoid matting.
If you enjoy grooming your cat, it’s not going to be a chore. If you don’t enjoy it, obviously it’s going to become a chore.
Personally, I don’t mind giving my cats a brush when I’m spending time with them. So, I don’t really see Ragdolls as high maintenance for that reason. But I can appreciate why some owners do classify them as high-maintenance.
Colors and Coat Patterns of Ragdolls
The first thing you’ll probably notice is that Ragdolls have striking colors. They can be any color you can imagine, but it’s not the color that makes them stand out, it’s the patterns of their coats.
Wikipedia narrows this down to six core colors; red, seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, and cream. As well as four very different coat patterns; colorpoint, mitted, bicolor, and blur point.
When talking with a breeder about their available kittens, this is something you will need to discuss in detail. They will be able to explain the colors and markings of the cats they’re breeding to give you an idea of what might be available.
Something cool to be aware of is that ragdolls are a ‘pointed’ breed. This means, they are born white, then colors appear on their ‘pointed’ areas; such as the face, ears, paws, and tail.
Do Ragdolls Make Good Pets?
Ragdolls are exceptionally friendly and affectionate cats that make excellent companions. They can fit right into a busy, or single-person home when introduced as kittens.
They’re are also known for their brilliant personalities, which makes them great pets for people who prefer calm, well-adjusted animals with a good disposition.
It’s crucial to remember that kittens can be playful, and even a little rambunctious. Kittens may scratch or bite when they get excited, and that is completely normal.
Ragdolls are known for their thick coats of fur, so it’s not uncommon for them to shed. It’s important to groom them often with a damp cloth to keep their fur looking and feeling nice.
The bottom line is; if you’re willing to put in the time to groom and play with your Ragdoll, they’re going to provide you with endless hours of fun and affection. They’re real cat-people cats, that’s for sure.
If you want a hands-off self-sufficient cat, you should look for a different breed.
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