Why Do Ragdoll Cats Hate Closed Doors?

Why do ragdoll cats hate closed doors?

By Jennie @ Ragdoll Cats World

August 13, 2022

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Ragdoll cats are known for their docile nature and love of humans. This makes them the perfect companion for those who want a relaxed, low-maintenance pet. However, there is one quirk that Ragdoll owners have to get used to: their cats’ hatred of closed doors. A closed door prevents a ragdoll cat from accessing all parts of their own territory which is something that they do not take kindly to.

Ragdoll owners can never go to the bathroom or take a shower in peace, as their cat will meow and scratch at the door until they are let in.

There are a few theories as to why ragdolls hate closed doors. One possibility is that they see closed doors as a barrier between them and their human companion. Ragdolls are very bonded to their owners and hate being separated from them, even for a short time.

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Another theory is that ragdolls simply don’t like not knowing what’s going on on the other side of the door. Ragdolls are naturally curious creatures and they like to know what’s going on in every room of the house. When a door is closed, it means that the cat is missing out on all the fun (and potential treats) that might be happening on the other side. This can make them feel anxious or even scared.

Another thought is that it goes against their instinct to explore and roam. After all, in the wild, there would be no such thing as a door blocking off their path, and this makes them feel trapped and claustrophobic.

Whatever the reason, if you have a ragdoll cat, be prepared for them to meow and scratch at closed doors!

If your Ragdoll cat doesn’t like closed doors, it’s important to try to accommodate their needs. This may mean keeping doors open whenever possible or providing them with perches or windows where they can perch and watch the world go by.

If you’re considering getting a Ragdoll cat, just be prepared to keep your doors open!


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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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