- The most important thing to remember is to give your Ragdoll Fresh Water every day.
- Leave fresh High Quality dry food biscuits out 24/7 for your Ragdoll to eat when it gets hungry. We use "Royal Canin".
When you first take your Aragormore Ragdoll kitten home it should be on “Royal Canin Kitten” dry biscuits, it will stay on these biscuits until it is 12 months old.
Start using “Science Diet Hairball Formula (OR) Royal Canin Hairball” 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, you can switch its daily dry biscuits over to “Royal Canin Ragdoll” and/or “Royal Canin Sensible”.
***MILK: Please DO NOT give your kitten or cat Milk as it can make your feline family member extremely sick***
Other important daily routines:
- Scoop any Number 2's out of their toilet tray as needed during the day.
Please do not use a hooded/covered litter tray as you ragdoll is unlikely to use it.
We use Oz-pet sieve litter trays in conjunction with Oz-Pet Litter. We have both the trays and litter available for our ragdoll owners to purchase.)
- 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/wash, 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.
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, we encourage all of our Ragdoll owners to continue to use it once their ragdoll has left Aragormore.
(To get our ragdoll owners started we have oz-pet sieve litter trays and oz-pet litter available for purchase at the time of kitten/retiree pick up to our ragdoll owners only. We have it available for much cheaper then you would pay for it in a petshop.)
- 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. (Please note we use the Dog Greenies treats in the sizes: "Teenie" for kittens and "Petite" for adults)
- 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. But as any animal with fur, they will shed fur.)
- Clipping Claws, We do this every 2 weeks or as needed, 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 flea treatment to protect your Ragdoll from Fleas. Our favourites that we love and trust that work fantastic are "Comfortis" (is a tablet) & "Advantage" (is a spot on).
- Worming your Ragdoll every month helps to cover them for any worms that they could possibly pick up. We use "Milbemax" (is a tablet) 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. Adult biscuits for Ragdolls are “Royal Canin Ragdolls” and/or “Royal Canin Sensible”.
- 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 you do not believe that you can keep a kitten/cat inside 24/7 than a Ragdoll is not for you.
- If for any reason your Ragdoll gets loose from your home Identification is a must, Aragormore kittens & retiree's 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 Demonstrate to you the best way to).
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. (Cats have barbs on their tongue that point backwards so if your cat is playing with any of the above, it has no choice but to swallow the object if it becomes stuck on the barbs on its tongue.)
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 self.
- 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 electrical 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.
If you have any questions that are not answered on this page please contact us, Remember that we are always here to help you with your Aragormore Ragdoll.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you a.s.a.p.