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10 Fun Facts About Ragamuffin Cats

Ragamuffin cats are an interesting breed. When I first got my cat Pumpkin, I was convinced he was a ragamuffin and I wanted to know more about the breed so I decided to find out some fun facts about Ragamuffin cats. I have since figured out he is really part Main Coon, but I still absolutly love the Ragamuffin breed.

10 Facts for RagaMuffin Cat lovers

They are born white

Purebred RagaMuffin cats are born white, they will get their color as they grow older. Their eyes do start out blue as well, however, they will eventually change over to another color.

They are the 33rd most popular cat

They are a new breed and as of 2020 have already risen into the top 50 cats. They are actually growing in popularity as people learn more about the breed and how easy they are to care for.

People are also showing a love of larger domestic cats this is also helping the popularity of the RagaMuffin.

They are one of the largest cat breeds

Ragamuffins are large furry and lovable domestic cats. In fact, they are one of the top 10 Largest Domestic Cats. They can grow to be 10-20 pounds with the male cats being on the larger side. They also can take up to four years to mature, so be prepared to watch your cat grow up for a long time.

Ragamuffin Cats are Rebels

Well, their creators are anyway. The RagaMuffen cat was created by Ragdoll owners who wanted more variety in their cats, whereas the Ragdoll creator Ann Baker liked her breed the way it was.

Since Ann had total control of the breed, Ragdoll owners decided to create their own breed and after a bit of trial and error, they found a new breed that gave them the wider selection of colors they were looking for.

They had a different name

The Ragamuffin cat has not always been called the Ragamuffin, in fact, their name that was originally going to be used for these fluffy felines was Liebling, the German word for ‘darling’ or ‘sweetheart. Though we love the Ragamuffin name, Liebling fits the breed very well.

Eventually, it was decided to call the new breed Ragamuffin to honor the original Ragdoll breed. There are a few differences in the Ragamuffin breed from the Ragdoll.

While the Ragdoll comes in only three specific pointed colors, solid point, mitted, and bicolor, the RagaMuffin comes in many colors. The most popular RagaMuffin coat colors are blue, brown tabby with white, tortoiseshell, and mink. It feels soft, almost like a rabbit’s fur.

They love to snuggle

These fluffy cats love to snuggle with their owners and their family members. They will also greet your friends and snuggle with them. They are overall very friendly cats and perfect for someone with a family or an active social life that involves entertaining at home.

They are easy to care for

Caring for a Ragmuffen is very easy, they only require weekly brushing. Their fur doesn’t mat making brushing a very easy chore.

The Ragamuffin does suffer from a few health issues, though they are rare.

They love their family

I have talked about how much the Ragamuffin loves to snuggle, and they really do. They also love all of your family members, though they may have a favorite or two.

They don’t care who feeds them, plays with them, or gives them attention. They will go after anyone in your home for snuggles and love. They get along well with young children, in fact, it’s not unheard of for your Ragamuffin to also be in a stroller with your toddler. These friendly traits make them an amazing family pet.

They love to play, they will even play fetch

Though these cats are amazing lap cats and will let you snuggle and pet them for hours, Ragamuffins are playful. They enjoy playing with toys and will demand your attention and playtime from you often.

They are Cat-Dogs

Ragamuffin cats, do act more like we think a dog acts. They greet people at the door with a wagging tail. They love to play fetch and will even go for walks.

The Ragamuffin is also a great addition to a home with a dog. They love their canine counterparts and will play with them just like they are also a dog. This has helped cement the name cat-dog with this breed.

I hope you have enjoyed reading these amazing facts about RagaMuffin Cats. If you want to learn more about the Ragamuffin visit my Ragamuffin cats page.