The Ragdoll Cat (Felis catus) is a breed of domesticated cat in the Felidae family. It is called Ragdoll because it goes limp (floppy) and relaxed when it is picked up. It is often known as an ‘apartment cat.’
The Ragdoll Cat has a semi-long, silky, soft coat of hair. It has blue eyes, thick limbs, a soft body, and a long, bushy tail. It has a wide space between the ears. Some have upside-down V-shaped markings on their forehead.
It is born white, and can develp different colours, such as seal, chocolate, red, blue, lilac, and cream. The colourpoint Ragdoll Cat photographed has one colour, darkening at the nose, ears, tail, and paws.
It grows to about 20-25 centimetres (8-10 inches) tall.
It is most common in America and in the United Kingdom.
It is carnivorous, because it eats meat.
The female usually has 4-6 live babies, called kittens, after a pregnancy of about 65 days. When the kittens are born, they drink milk from their mother for about 6 weeks. Kittens reach maturity after 9-10 months.
Location of photographs: Paris, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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