Do Ragdolls Get Along With Other Cats?

Do Ragdolls Get Along with Other Cats?

By Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

October 14, 2022

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If you’re thinking of adding a second cat to your home, you may be wondering if your current cat will get along with the new arrival. While some cats are naturally social and enjoy the company of other felines, others can be more standoffish. So, what about Ragdolls? Do they tend to get along with other cats?

Ragdolls are a relatively new breed of cat, having only been around since the 1960s. They were originally bred in California by Ann Baker, who wanted to create a cat that was both gentle and loving. Ragdolls get their name from their tendency to go limp when picked up, like a ragdoll toy. They are known for being very docile and easy-going, as well as their affectionate nature towards humans. They are generally good with other animals, including dogs and other cats.

Do Ragdolls Get Along with Other Cats?
Ocean the Ragdoll and Eddie the Maine Coon

While every cat is unique and therefore some personality traits may vary, in general, Ragdolls do get along well with other cats. They are not known for being particularly territorial or aggressive, so if you have another cat in your home, it’s likely that your Ragdoll will get along just fine with them.

However, because they are so relaxed, they can sometimes be bullied by more active or assertive cats. It is important to introduce ragdolls to other cats slowly and carefully, so that they can learn to stand up for themselves if necessary.

Over the years, I’ve had six Ragdoll cats, and all of them have had no trouble getting along with other cats.

Of course, every cat is unique and there is no guarantee that your Ragdoll will become best friends with every other cat they meet, but chances are good that they will at least be able to tolerate living with another feline companion.

Do Ragdolls get along with other cats?Violet the Ragdoll and Eddie the Maine Coon

So if you’re considering adding a Ragdoll to your feline family, there’s a good chance they’ll get along just fine with your other cats!


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Written by Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

I'm Jennie, the creator of Ragdoll Cats World. I have been owned and loved by Ragdoll Cats for almost twenty years after getting my first Ragdoll kittens, Huey and Choo-Choo back in 2003. They lived to the grand old age of 18 and 17 and they even made the move from London to Australia with me! We now have two Ragdoll cats, Violet and Ocean, and a Maine Coon cat named Eddie, and we love sharing our knowledge of all things related to Ragdoll Cats with you at Ragdoll Cats World!

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