The price you will pay for a Ragdoll kitten varies by a number of factors. Breeders charge different amount depending on where you live, the bloodlines they breed, and the quality of the kitten you choose. Prices you’ll pay for a Ragdoll kitten range from $500 to over $1000.
Breeders typically offer Ragdoll kittens of two qualities. Pet quality cats typically have what show standards consider to be a “cosmetic flaw.” This could include markings in the wrong place, size, or coloration. This “defect” would prevent the owner from showing the cat; however, these Ragdolls are just as good and still make wonderful pets. Who wants to be shown anyhow!
Show quality Ragdoll cats are much more expensive and can cost well over $1000. These cats posses the desirable bloodlines and physical characteristics that cat shows look for.
If you find a breeder that is selling Ragdoll kittens for much less than they should be sold for, question their motivation for selling the kittens so cheaply. There could be problems with the kittens and the breeder may be trying to unload them quickly. It is best to purchase a Ragdoll kitten from a reputable breeder that can be registered; even if you don’t send the paperwork in you’ll know you are getting a quality, healthy Ragdoll kitten.