Frequently Asked Questions
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What is included in the price?
We will not take a deposit until you have chosen a specific kitten and received a contract. Once received, please return the signed contract within 24 hours with a $1000 non-refundable deposit to hold the kitten. The deposit will go towards the total price of the kitten. The balance will be due by the date noted on the contract. Please contact us for pricing. We include all age appropriate vaccinations, spay or neuter, microchip, and a 4 year genetic health guarantee. We also provide other goodies like the kittens favorite toys, a bed or blanket, and scratching post with mom and litter mates scent. It helps make the transition into their new home easier. Our adult cats have also been DNA tested for several different diseases, including HCM mutations for Ragdoll and Maine Coon, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, and multiple mutations of Mucopolysaccharidosis. Our Ragdolls are also blood typed. Tests available when asked. When and if other tests become valid for the Ragdoll breed, we will be sure to include those.
Here are some very important things to look for.
*Does the breeder raise their cats and kittens in a home environment, or do they cage?
*How many Queens and Kings does the breeder have?
*Does the breeder have a health contract? If so, what does it cover, and for how long?
*Are the cats DNA tested NEGATIVE for HCM?
*Does the breeder spay and neuter kittens before they leave? This is VERY important.
*Does the breeder keep kittens to at least 12 weeks of age? If they allow them to leave any earlier, this is a huge warning sign.
*Does the breeder show their cats/kittens?
*Does the breeder breed "rare" colors that are NOT accepted and charge more for them? This is another warning sign.
Look for a reputable breeder.
Reputable breeders show their cats to make sure they are breeding cats that meet breed standards. They follow all the ethical rules and guidelines set by the leading cat associations, including making sure your kitten is spayed or neutered, at least 12 weeks of age to provide full immunity to vaccinations, all age appropriate vaccinations and microchipped. ALL reputable Breeders do genetic testing on their breeding cats!
Sometimes you may find cheap "bargain" Ragdolls, usually they are advertised on for sale sites, and in newspapers for a fraction of what a reputable breeder charges. They are usually sold between 6-8 weeks. Many times, these "bargain" Ragdolls are unregistered. They are typically not vaccinated or wormed and are not spayed/neutered. By the time you get the kitten home and spend the money to get the kitten fully immunized, spayed or neutered, it can easily add up.
How young is too young,by FBRL Services and Barbara C. French
Ragdoll Rescue and Pet Finder These sites update frequently, so please check back often. There are also many breeders who have retired adult breeders for adoption, if I do not have any currently available, I would be happy to refer you to breeders who do have adults available, or help you on your search for a Ragdoll that needs rescued.
For other questions not answered here, please e-mail us anytime.