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The Ragdoll he is considered by many to be one of the "good giants" of the feline world. And precisely because of its considerable size it can often be difficult to determine its ideal weight, as well as make it maintain it. Yet it is very important to her health, so we tried to write one weight table that takes into account the specific characteristics of this breed.
Ragdolls are classified as breeds of big size along with Maine Coon, Savannah and Bengal cat. This means that compared to the average they are much larger and consequently heavier: let's make a small comparison.
A medium-sized domestic cat generally weighs around 4.5kg by 20-25cm tall. At the age of 12 weeks, which is usually where many kittens find a new home, weigh around 1.3kg. At the same age, a Ragdoll reaches almost 2 kg: from here it is easy to guess that once it reaches mature age it will have reached dimensions and weight far superior to many peers of other breeds.
TO 5 months of age many Ragdoll puppies undergo a period of strong growth, in which it is good to increase the dose of food administered; after this stage, growth will slow down. In general, a weight gain of about 0.4 kg per month can be considered, until the age of 12 months is reached.
According to the Ragdoll Fanciers Club International, regarding mature age a male Ragdoll will weigh between 6, 8 and 9 kg; the females will weigh about 2 kg less. However, it is a breed that takes a long time to reach maturity in all respects, so it could take up to 4 years to reach the average weight just mentioned.
Being large cats, very often they tend to be fed in excessive quantities although they do not necessarily need to eat more: this can easily lead them to accumulate excess weight and even obesity. This type of problem can be prevented by encouraging the animal to exercise and discuss a specific diet with your veterinarian tailored for your kitty.
In this regard it is in fact necessary to underline that the figures just reported are purely indicative and they do not constitute a definitive guideline to be followed at all costs: a whole series of factors that are specific to each individual animal, such as size and build, contribute to determining the ideal weight of a cat. The best solution is therefore to contact an expert to meet the needs of each individual Ragdoll.
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