Ragdoll cats and kittens breeder
Welcome to ADENRAGDOLL cattery website, please feel free to look around and meet some of our Beautiful purebred Ragdoll cats.
Our Ragdoll cats are in the following countries:
Aden Ragdoll Cattery is very pleased to be able to offer you the "Blue-Eyed White Ragdoll kittens & Mink Ragdoll kittens"
Minks and Solids ragdolls are pure bred, and should be SBT registered on the pedigree. If one sees CON registered ragdoll cats and not SBT that means another breed was used to get its color. We and many other ragdoll breeders are working on pure Mink, Solid, and White ragdolls with SBT pedigree. Please make sure you are getting Pure bred ragdolls NOT "T, N or CON" on TICA pedigree.
Mink Ragdolls are born with full color, unlike the Traditional Pointed Ragdoll. Traditional Ragdoll kittens usually take several days to begin to show color. The coat of a Mink is smoother and much softer, and develops a darker and richer point color than the Traditional Ragdoll. The body color of a Mink is a few grades lighter than their points.
Minks Ragdolls can give birth to minks and traditional pointed kittens. Mink Ragdolls if bred to a traditional ragdoll will produce75% mink kittens and 25% traditional kittens.
If you search the early pedigrees of Ann Baker's cattery, you will see that Buckwheat was a solid black cat who carried the sepia gene and Josephine, a solid pure white cat, carried the mink gene. This shows that solids ragdoll and minks ragdoll can be traced back to the very first Ragdolls.
Ragdoll Mink kittens & Blue-Eyed White Ragdoll Kittens are very limited; we only produce a handful per year.
We are a hobby ragdoll cat breeder in Ontario.
We are a small "closed" home cattery that does not offer stud services. Our ragdoll cats have an averaging of 2 - 3 litters of "Quality" kittens per year. We are located in Dundas, Ontario, Canada.
Our ragdoll cattery registered with The International Cat Association (TICA) & Cat Fanciers Association (CFA).
We abide by the TICA Responsible Breeder's Code of Ethics.
Our objective is to raise beautiful, purebred, healthy and well socialized Ragdoll kittens.
We raise Traditional ragdoll points colors of Seal and Blue, also we raise non-traditional colors of Rare Pure Solid White Ragdolls & Rare Mink Ragdolls and the patterns are Color points, Bi-color, and Mitted.
Our ragdoll cats are our main priority and they live with us as family members, they have our fully attention, and have access to the whole house, being treated with love 24/7.
All our Ragdoll breeding cats are tested and negative for Felv. (Feline Leukemia Virus), F.I.V. (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), DNA tested negative for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy), and for PKD (Polycystic kidney Disease) . Therefore the kittens will be negative.
Feline Leukemia is a virus that causes cancer of the white blood cells and of the lymphatic system. It spreads by direct contact with an affected cat and it is more commonly found in houses with several cats. Can be diagnosed by a blood analyses but there is no effective treatment. There exists one vaccine.
It is similar to the AIDS virus in humans but specific of cats. The virus destroys the immunities system leaving the cat prone to infections. It is not transmitted sexually but by the saliva of an affected cat. F.I.V can be diagnosed by a blood analyses but there is neither treatment nor vaccine to fight this virus. Humans cannot catch AIDS by cat contact.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of heart disease in ragdoll cats. Onset of clinical symptoms usually occurs in middle age however, cats as young as one have been described. Ragdoll cats with severe HCM and heart failure usually only libe for few months.
The inherited form of HCM is autosomal dominant, which means that carriers or heterozygotes (ie, those having one copy of the gene) will be affected.
Although all cats with the mutation will be affected, the age of clinical onset and severity can vary considerably.
It is important to note that there are many forms and causes of HCM. HCM leads to thickening of the heart wall, particularly on the left side. This in turn, can lead to heart failure, embolism and death.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in cats is an autosomal dominant condition affecting approximately 36% of Persian cats. This means that only one copy of the gene is required to be inherited to produce PKD, hence half of a PKD positive cat’s offspring will inherit PKD. Also being a autosomal dominant condition means that breeding a normal “Clear” cat with a heterozygous “Positive” cat (ie one bad copy of the gene) will result in approximately half their offspring inheriting the PKD gene.
Recent research at the University of California, Davis uncovered the causative mutation in the PKD1 gene. A change in the DNA sequence at nucleotide 10063 was found that results in the creation of a stop codon. In other words, the correct size and shaped protein can no longer be made.
Ragdoll cats with the PKD mutation will develop PKD in its lifetime. PKD mutations have been found in many cat breeds including Ragdolls, Persians, Himalayans, British Shorthairs, American Shorthairs, as well as Persian first generation out-crosses.
Under NO circumstances are any of our Ragdoll cats allowed to be declawed. Please visit http://www.declawing.com/for a detailed description of declawing and why you shouldn't do it.
In Summary, ragdoll cats need their claws for a variety of reasons, including cleaning/grooming, balance, climbing, hunting, and defending themselves. Taking their claws away subsequently takes away many of the cat's natural characteristics and results in an unhappy cat. Declawing many times also leads to complications from infection from the cat chewing at where their claws used to be.
Ragdolls, in particular, learn VERY quickly and are easily taught how to use a scratching post. They are very good about not using your furniture if you take the right steps ("easy" steps) to scratch-post train them. The easiest way to get them interested in a scratch post is to rub a little cat nip all over the post. Also, a sisal rope post seems to be more appealing for them than a carpeted post. It's important also to have the scratch post(s) in an area that is easily assessable to them and free of excessive commotion. Having a scratch post on each level of your home would be ideal.
Ragdolls are also very good at not using their claws on people; they are very careful to play "nicely" and keep their claws tucked in. This makes them wonderful around children.
Given the Ragdolls' easy-going temperament and their ability to learn quickly, there is NO GOOD REASON why they should ever be declawed.
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