About

A 3D Model of the Oregon Ragdolls Cattery

 

Oregon Ragdolls Cattery is located 20 miles SE of Portland in the small town of Boring.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Financial

What is your price range?

We currently ask between $850.00 and $950.00 for our kittens.   Deposits are half the price of the kitten.

Will there be additional costs?

Yes.  The kitten will require annual vaccination shots.  We recommend spaying/neutering at 4 -6 months of age.  Also, we recommend having an additional $1,000 on hand in case of an emergency vet hospital visit.

Are your prices flexible?

Please be respectful to our cattery when asking for discounts.

What payment methods do you accept?

We can take cash, check, or money order here at the cattery.  If you’d like to use plastic, please pay through our website store (if available) or request a PayPal invoice from us.

What is your refund policy?

We stand behind our kittens with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  If your kitten is not the perfect fit for your family, bring him/her back so that we can find you the kitten that is.  Preferably this would happen within the first two weeks of owning the kitten.

We will also provide a refund/exchange for any kitten found to have a life threatening genetic defect or illness.

 

Breed Info

Do ALL Ragdolls go limp when you hold them?

No, but most will.  Ragdolls love and trust their owners and will often go limp in order to make themselves easier to carry.  But, not all Ragdolls feel comfortable enough to do this and they certainly won’t do it for anyone that hasn’t gained their trust.

How big will my Ragdoll get?

You will receive your kitten at around 3 lbs on average, at 10 weeks of age.  Our females have typically grown to around 9lbs, where our males have ranged 10 – 12 lbs.  The largest Ragdoll males have been known to reach 20 lbs.

How long can I leave my Ragdoll kitten alone for?

These are very social kittens and do not enjoy being left by themselves.  Please limit the amount of alone time for your kitten to less than 4 to 8 hours a day if possible.

Are there any health risks that Ragdolls are susceptible to?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading form of heart disease in cats and is found more in Ragdolls.  HCM may be prevented through genetic testing.

Ragdolls may also be sensitive to the feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) vaccine and we advise against it for our kittens.

Do all Ragdolls have blue eyes?

No.  All pointed Ragdolls have blue eyes.  Mink, solid, and sepia ragdolls will have eye colors ranging from blue to aqua to emerald.

Are Ragdolls hypoallergenic?

No.  It can be a heartbreaking experience to have to return a kitten due to an allergic reaction by yourself or a close family member.   If at all possible, have your family tested for sensitivities to the protein “Fel d 1.”

There are three ways symptoms may be experienced:

  1. Swollen, itchy, and watery eyes.
  2. Nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, asthma.
  3. Hives or rash on the face or chest.

Please seek medical attention for severe reactions.

 

Cattery Info

Why Ragdolls?

Ragdolls are such an amazing breed.  We enjoy having them as part of our family, and we’d like them to be part of yours.   They are still a fairly unknown breed and it’s our aim to let everyone know just how wonderful they are.  There is currently no other breed of cat or animal that we feel this way about.

What is your experience?

You may see a gallery of every kitten we’ve bred so far on our previous kittens page.

Are you a cage breeder?

We do not use cages.  The typical kitten leaves our home never seeing so much as a cat carrier.   We do introduce the kittens to larger and larger play areas as they mature until they are ready to go off to their ‘forever homes.’

Do you require a contract?

No.  It is our wish to provide a more advisory role rather than authoritative.  However, this may change in the future if we feel our kittens or cattery are at risk.

Why should we choose a kitten from Oregon Ragdolls?

We work to raise happy healthy kittens with loving temperaments and a good head on their shoulders.  Whether you choose a kitten from us or not will likely depend on if we can provide a kitten that is the correct fit for your family in a time-frame that you are comfortable with.

How often do you have litters?

Currently, we aim for a new litter born approximately every 6 months.   By 2019, this will expand to two litters every 6 months.

Do the kittens have names?

No.  If you have a name you would like us to refer to your kitten as, please let us know.

What is your preferred method for contact?

We have been having a lot of difficulties with phone reception at our house.  It is best to reach us by text-message, e-mail, or send us a message on our FB page.

 

Preparation

What does my kitten come with?

The kitten will come with his/her health records, first set of vaccinations, toys, and a small supply (approx. 500g) of food.

What furniture will my kitten need?

We recommend a scratching post for every room the kitten will be spending its time.  Cat towers are awesome but not required.  Cat beds tend to get a lot of use when the kitten first moves into a new home, but it is feline instinct to switch up sleeping areas to avoid the build-up of parasites.

The most important thing is to have a space for the kitten to play and sleep near where the family will be spending time.

What litter do you use?

We use corn litter for tiny kittens and clay litter for the older kittens.   More often than not, the kittens prefer the clay litter.

What food is appropriate for my Ragdoll?

There are a lot of good cat foods out there, dry and wet.  Grain free is preferable.  Usually kitten food is provided until 1 year of age, but pay attention to the age recommendation on the food package itself.