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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Birman or Ragdoll Questions!!

I have a couple of questions ..... I have a boy blue mitted ragdoll. He is VERY independent…. Doesn’t sit on laps, doesn’t snuggle is quite happy to be off on his own! I want another kitty hopefully will be more affectionate and more of a lap kitty. Would you recommend a ragdoll or Birman breed for what we are looking for?

I was also under the impression it was best to get a male cat because I thought they did best in multi pet households…. But someone just told me to make sure I don’t get another male kitty because of domination issues. I also always thought males were more affectionate than females……

Is a boy or a girl / Birman or Ragdoll a better idea for our family situation and what we are looking for…?.. I have 3 kids an a puppy!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 07:26 PM
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Re: Birman or Ragdoll Questions!!

I don't know about purebreds, but I would probably recommend going to the breeder & playing with the kittens before you buy [if that's possible]. Try and meet the mother to see if she's a cuddler.

I would venture to guess that you would NOT get another standoffish cat were you to purchase another purebred. I've had over a dozen cats in my lifetime and can't remember a one that was as standoffish as yours is. I think he just happens to be an anomoly.

I agree with the person advising you to not get another male as you just might end up with 'spraying' issues with your current cat.

Good Luck!
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