Because Ragdolls are
primarily housecats and should not be allowed to roam freely outside the home,
they can be very lonely if kept on their own all day. For this reason we do not
allow kittens to go to homes where they will be left alone for long periods of
time, without the company of either their owner or another cat.
All our kittens are carefully raised within the house and
are used to all the normal household noises (vacuum cleaners, washing machines,
television) and activities. They leave us at approximately 13 weeks old having been
twice checked by our vet and
fully vaccinated (at nine and twelve weeks) against flu
Before they leave us all
our kittens are microchipped.
Microchipping is a painless procedure which allows a small
microchip to be inserted under the skin allowing your kitten to be readily identified.
Your kitten will have a unique number which is held on the Kennel Club database.
As Ragdolls are house cats they are even more likely to become lost if they are
accidentally let out. Microchipping will give you the best possible chance of
being reunited. Microchip scanners are available to all vets and most rescue centres.
parents of all our kittens have been
tested for the known HCM gene (HCM is a heart disease) In this way we have done our very best to
ensure that our kittens will have long and healthy lives.
Our kittens are registered with the GCCF and go to their new homes with the following:
* Vaccination and health record - including microchipping record.
* 5 weeks free insurance.
* Four generation - pedigree certificate
* A New Owner Sheet giving instructions on how to care for them.
* A scent blanket, with the smells of our home and their siblings, to help them
settle into their new home.
grooming brush and food bowl
Some small toys.
All pet kittens will be placed on the GCCF non-active register
(meaning that they cannot be bred from) and must be
neutered by 6 months of age. We ask all new owners to sign a kitten agreement
confirming that this will be carried out. GCCF transfer cards will be sent to
new owners on receipt of a vet's invoice, once their kitten has been neutered.
We encourage all new owners to keep in contact with us and are always happy
to give any advice needed on settling your kitten into its new home.