The Ragamuffin Cat: A Sturdy and Loving Breed

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The Ragamuffin Cat breed is a very close cousin to the Ragdoll being outcrossed with Persians, Himalayans and the Longhaired Domestic. A very fancy breed, they often have long flowing hair that is very soft to the touch.  Adored for both their looks and their temperament, these felines are very popular among breeders and pet owners alike.  You will probably never hear anyone speak poorly of these beloved animals. The Ragamuffin Cat can be found in many parts of the world and is one of the most popular new breeds of the century. So if you are looking for one of these amazingly sweet animals to call your own, look around your local area and you will be sure to find one.

What Makes These Animals So Beloved?

You just can’t get another cat sweeter than this breed.  They are both cuddly and loving and will lie in your lap for hours.  These cats are just a joy to be around and their soft rabbit like coat makes them great to cuddle with.  Their temperament is much like that of Ragdoll and they are often found lounging the day away on a windowsill.  Great around other pets and children alike, these cats make the perfect family pet. These cats are almost never grumpy and when a stranger comes into the home they are likely to also show them lots of love. Very smart animals, these cats can even learn how to fetch a toy and they love to play. So make sure to provide them with plenty of toys to play with. This is one reason they are so good with children and you couldn’t ask for a better friend for your child to have.

This Is a Very Strong Breed with Not Many Health Issues

While a lot of purebred cats have genetics health issues, these animals have a diverse enough gene pool allowing them to avoid many health problems.  This gives this breed a long and healthy life span of more than 15 years if given the proper diet.  So if you get one of these sweet animals as a pet make sure you are committed to taking care of them for a very long time. Taking it to the Vet once a year is one of the best ways to keep your cat healthy.  Remember to give them lots of love and plenty of exercise and these animals will led a happy and long life.

Image via Takashi(aes256) at Flickr.com

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