- The most important thing to remember is to give your Ragdoll Fresh Water every day.
- Leave fresh Quality dry food biscuits out during the day for your Ragdoll to eat when it gets hungry.
When you first take your Aragormore Ragdoll kitten home it should be on “Royal Canin Kitten” dry biscuits.
Start using “Science Diet Hairball Formula” from around 6 months of age, sprinkle a handful of these biscuits on top of your Ragdolls usual daily dry biscuits once or twice a week.
Once your kitten reaches 12 months of age it can switch its daily dry biscuits over to “Royal Canin Maine Coon” & “Royal Canin Sensible”.
- Your Ragdoll will love being fed Fresh quality Minced Meat, you can add extras to their meat meal such as; Grated cheese, Egg in one or two meals each week and Liver in one meal once a week (Kangaroo and Beef are our Ragdolls favourite fresh meat) You can also give them small bits of cut up cooked chicken meat -DO NOT GIVE cooked chicken bones-.
***MILK: Please DO NOT give your kitten or cat Milk as it can make your feline family member very sick***
Other important daily routines:
- Scoop any waste out of their toilet tray as needed during the day.
- Playing and socialising is important for both yourself and your Ragdoll, make time for cuddles and pats with your Ragdoll when you are at home and try and involve yourself in playing with toys and cat teasers with your Ragdoll, they also enjoy being brushed which helps with bonding. Aragormore Ragdoll kittens have been raised with a lot of socialisation so are very social companions and time with their human family means the world to them. (Our king "Chocola" and Queen "Mercedes" Love to fetch toy mice just like a dog would fetch a ball.)
- Remember to give your Ragdolls litter tray a full clean out replaced with fresh litter once a week.
If you choose to use Oz Pet Litter and a Oz Pet Litter Tray as we do, please follow our instructions on how to clean your Ragdolls Oz Pet Litter Tray. Instructions Available to our Kitten owners only.
Please Note that Oz-pet litter is the safest and most economical litter available to cats, it is the only litter that we use and trust for the health and safety of our precious Ragdolls.
- Treats, Our Ragdolls enjoy and willingly accept Greenies treats, greenies are specially made for the dental health of your pet. These can also be used for Teething.
- Brush your Ragdoll at least once a week or more often if you like, This will help get rid of any loose fur. (Ragdolls have no undercoat, so their fur should not matte.)
- Clipping Claws, We do this once a week to keep our Ragdolls nails in check, remember to only clip the tips so that you don't hurt your Ragdoll.
- Only if needed, You can clean your Ragdolls Ears using a warm moist Cotton Ball.
- Flea treatment, Once a month you will need to use a spot on flea treatment on your ragdoll to protect it from fleas (We use Revolution Kitten and Adult cat, This protects our Ragdolls from fleas and the flea life cycle, Heart Worm, Ear mites, Sarcoptic Mites, Hook worm and Roundworm.) Other good brands are Advocate and Frontline (Frontline treats fleas and their life cycle only).
- Worming your Ragdoll every month helps to cover them for any worms that they could possibly pick up. We use Milbemax as it covers all types of worms in cats, including Heartworm when used monthly.
- Once a year you will need to arrange an appointment at a trusted vet, for your Ragdoll to get its Yearly Vaccination and Check up. You will need to have your Ragdoll safe and secure inside of its Carrier Crate when it requires a visit to the vets.
- Once your Kitten has reached 12 months old you will need to change its Dry food from kitten biscuits to adult biscuits. Guide to what biscuits to feed your Ragdoll Adult are in the “Daily Care” section, under the subject “Feeding”.
- If for any reason your Ragdoll becomes Sick or Injured you are to get it to a vet immediately to get the medical attention required.
Ragdolls are Strictly Indoors ONLY pets, as they can not defend themselfs, they are lovers not fighters.
- If for any reason your Ragdoll gets loose from your home Identification is a must, Aragormore kittens come Micro-chipped which is the best form of Identification to date (All Vet's and Animal Shelter can scan any animal that comes in to check if it has a Microchip implanted).
Other steps you can take, is to get a Metal Name Tag made up with your Pets Name and your Phone number engraved into the back which you then attach to your pets collar, that way you are able to be contacted by anyone of the public that may find your Ragdoll if your ragdolls collar stays on.
-(If you intend on using a Cat Enclosure for any reason, we recommend to use it indoors or for you to monitor your Ragdolls time spent in the enclosure if it used outdoors. (Cat enclosures are not 100% escape proof.) -
- You can Bath your Ragdoll if you would like, whether it's for allergies (I recommend a fortnightly bath for allergy reasons, as I myself bath all of my Ragdolls and my Pet cats). Or monthly if you simply want to have your Ragdoll looking its best, or as needed if your Ragdolls fur gets dirty.
(Please let us know if you intend on bathing your Ragdoll, as we can show you an example of the easiest way how to).
- Cleaning eyes, Ragdoll also gets sleep in the corner of their eyes as
Ragdoll's and Dangers in the home.
Since your gorgeous baby is a Fulltime Indoors member of your family, you will have to make sure that your home is made safe so that your Ragdoll can live a full and happy life.
- Make sure to never leave, Medications, Tablets, Hair Ties, Rubber Bands, long pieces of String, Twisty ties, Jewellery, small toys and other objects small enough for a Ragdoll to swallow laying around.
Also dont leave bottles or packs of chemicals laying around in the laundry, kitchen and bathroom. Be aware of blind cords.
- Do not leave flowers (especially Lilies) sitting on a bench that your Ragdoll has access to without first reading the list of Plants and Foods that are deadly to cats.
"Click here, to see a list of Plants and Foods toxic to cats"
- Never allow your cat near Stove tops or Fire Heaters while they are in use as your Ragdoll could jump on top and burn its feet.
- If you are using a Washing machine or Dryer, always make sure that your Ragdoll hasn't sneaked inside the appliance while you have had your back turned (keep the doors shut in between uses). Keep toilet lids closed as cats can fall in and drown. Also be aware of deep freezers.
- Once in a while there is Ragdoll kittens that when teething will take up the habit of trying to chew cords. For the safety of your kitten, Please make sure the room the kitten has access to, that no cords are in reach for the kitten to chew.
- Holidays, Christmas tree and Decorations are choking hazards as your cat may chew pieces of the tree and tinsel. Keep an eye on your cat if it is near the Christmas tree.
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