If you’ve recently adopted a ragdoll kitten, you may be wondering when they’ll finally calm down.
I remember asking this very question to my breeder after being terrorised by my two Ragdoll kittens for weeks after we got them. They climbed anything they could – legs, curtains, doors. You name it – they climbed it!
It was difficult to get a full night’s sleep as they pounced on our feet during the night or chased each other around the house.
There was also the pizza incident, where, having just sat down to enjoy our dinner, in runs kitten number 1 and jumps up and lands straight in the pizza, closely followed by kitten number 2. They then proceeded to walk their pizza-covered paws all over our lovely cream lounge.
When do Ragdoll kittens calm down?
The answer depends on the individual kitten, but most Ragdolls will start to mellow out around 6-8 months of age. This is when they start to become more comfortable with their surroundings and get used to a routine. They may still be playful and energetic, but they will be less likely to attack your feet or chase your other pets around the house. Some may take a little longer, and some may always remain relatively high energy. However, they will still want to play and be active at times. It is important to continue to provide them with plenty of toys and playtime so that they can stay healthy and happy.
Ragdoll kittens are absolutely adorable, but they can also be quite a handful. If you’re thinking about adopting two Ragdoll kittens at the same time, be prepared for double the trouble.
Ragdoll kittens are known for being particularly active and playful, and adopting two at once can mean a lot of chasing, wrestling, and general mayhem around your home. Not only is this likely to cause damage to your belongings, but it can also be quite exhausting for you as the owner.
Of course, there are also some benefits to adopting two Ragdoll kittens at the same time. They will keep each other entertained when you’re not around, and they’ll form a close bond that will last their lifetime.
By 12 months old, most Ragdolls will have reached their full adult size and personality. So if you’re patient, your kitten’s wild days should eventually come to an end.
How can I Help my Ragdoll Kitten Calm Down?
Ragdoll kittens are known for being active and playful, but there are a few things you can do to help them calm down.
First, create a safe and comfortable space for your kitten. This means having plenty of toys and scratching posts, as well as a litter box. You might also want to consider getting a cat tree or another type of climbing structure. By giving your kitten a space to call their own, they will feel more relaxed and secure.
Second, make sure you are providing enough playtime and attention. Kittens need time to explore and burn off energy, so regular play sessions are important. At the same time, avoid overstimulating your kitten with too much noise or activity.
So, if you’ve recently welcomed a ragdoll kitten into your home, and you are wondering when it’ll calm down, rest assured, ragdoll kittens are notoriously playful and active in their first few months, but they will eventually settle into a more relaxed lifestyle.
Most ragdolls will calm down around the 6-12 month mark as they reach adulthood. However, some may remain playful and energetic into their second year or beyond – it really varies from cat to cat. So if your kitten is still tearing around the house at 1 year old, don’t worry, they’re just a late bloomer!
In general, ragdoll cats are known for their laid-back personalities, so even the most high-spirited kitten will eventually mellow out.