How Much Do Ragdoll Kittens Cost?

by Rob on December 22, 2012

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.

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Dwbbie Giles [Visitor] September 27, 2006 at 4:59 pm

I think ragdoll kittens are soooo cute. I’d love to own one, but don’t care for the price of one. It is a bit much. Saw one on tv a few years back and I still think they are cute. Just can’t afford one.

Debbie Giles [Visitor] September 27, 2006 at 5:02 pm

I think ragdoll kittens are soooo cute. I’d love to own one, but don’t care for the price of one. It is a bit much. Saw one on tv a few years back and I still think they are cute. Just can’t afford one.

jacob February 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I love ragdolls and i think I have one it is dark brown tail.dark brown ears.well you will have to see her on jakedasnakeinnorcross she is the picture saying what?
she is pregnant and i want to know if she is a ragdoll and how much can i sell the kittend for.

Holly August 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I have a ragdoll Cat, She’s 2 years old and she was free when i got her. The only problem she had was she had a slight cold and ground worms. Which she has neither now. She’s the perfect cat!

megan August 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

i lov my ragdoll

ben October 19, 2008 at 3:46 pm

i found one the other day by its self. The mom must have left it. She was crying so i took her in not knowing what kind of cat she was. I didn’t know anything about cats until my girlfriend told me that she was a ragdoll. She is barely like 3 weeks old! She was infested with fleas and my girlfriend had to take them out by hand with tweezers. She was also malnutrition. We cleaned her up and ive been giving her evaporated milk with vitamins and she is doing alot better now. One thing though she is shedding a litte so im kind of concerned. She is VERY attachfull and cudly she follows me every where. But yeah i never new they were so expensive!

Paige Denzler December 13, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I have a Ragdoll and she is just adorable. I named her Miss Pitty Pat. I am from the South and love Gone With The Wind and the character Miss Pitty Pat Hamilton is hysterical “My smelling salts!” lol. I got her through TN Rags R Us. The website isn’t updated and still has my kitty listed as an available kitten. She is the third female listed on the list of females and she was a baby there but she is 13 months old now and already 9 pounds and she will grow until 1 year old. I read on one website that ragdolls are floor dwellers once and my kitty is a hopper, lol. She has zero problem hopping on things and I’ve caught her a few times on my dining room table which is a no-no. I read about how one of you couldn’t afford a Ragdoll, if you don’t care about having papers, etc. you can check on Ragdoll rescue websites and can see some actual rescued ragdoll cats and paying a normal adoption fee. I have papers on my kitty (which isn’t a issue with me or that I care), she isn’t for showing or breeding (she is fixed) which I don’t want to do anyway, but I wanted a loveable cat that I can waller with and love on. My other two cats aren’t big on being held and one is a calico and the other a long haired tabby. I told the breeder I just want a loveable lap kitty and pick me out the sweetest one she had and they did and my Pitty is a sweetie and she loves to play and gets all hyper. This is the first full breed that I’ve ever had and she is adorable. I liked that I have a mixed bag of kitties, I don’t think I would just want one type of cat, my other two are pound kitties and it’s great to adopt a rescue kitty. This is fun to talk about cats!

Lorie June 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I love my ragdoll cat. he is the sweetest, most loving cat I have ever owned and very in tuned to me. Even my friends who don’t like cats LOVE my rag doll..They are more like dogs then cats really…

kirsty July 15, 2009 at 2:28 am

hi have a ragdoll kitten and wont to breed her. need some advice from someone that has. and also looking for a male ragdoll to breed her with.

Joe August 22, 2009 at 11:54 pm

I love rag doll cats and until late 2008 I did not ever realize how much my mom paid for the rag dolls that we owned. I asked her did you actually pay $600.00 for the three rag dolls that you purchased and she did . By doing so she breeded two of the cats (Female cat- different mother then the male) and was able to sell the cats to get her money back and make a profit, but we did keep one of those cats so in all we owned four rag dolls to this day we only have one left. I miss them so much they are so affectionate ^0^ because they cling to you unlike orange tabby’s now those cats are very naughty at times .-.

debbie August 26, 2009 at 7:19 am

i have a 2 year old male neutered rag doll a sweetheart but my husband decided to surprise me with a jack russell and i also have 2 other dogs the cat gets along just fine with them but my husband became disabled and i just dont have the time to give this beautiful animal the attention it needs i am thinking of selling him but he must go to the very best of people who would love him and give hime all their attention this is going to be very hard for me so i have to make sure he will be happy i am asking for 270.oo dollars and i have his papers he has the bluest eyes you’ve ever seen

debbie August 27, 2009 at 6:52 am
Justin October 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I used to work at the SPCA & would see tons of kittens & cats that I thought were great but it wasn’t until the day that 3 sibbling Ragdoll kittens arrived there that I was COMPLETELY convinced I had to take one home. I’d never seen anything like them before. It would’ve been awesome to get all 3 but I am sure I got the best one. AMAZING breed.. very playful, very affectionate & develop a strong bond. I can totally agree with the statement about how they are kinda more like dogs in a certain way.

faye November 16, 2009 at 10:19 am

i too have had a ragdoll and loved her and still do even though she has passed away i can afford all the love and care and attention and material things another would need or have but the cattery fees and even some of the adoption fees are way way out there..what happens to the ones that no one buys…where do they go…it’s a shame because they are very very lovable and they cherish us as we cherish them.

Christina April 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I got lucky when I got my baby pj. His dad is a true rag doll, mom not so much. He may only b half, but he is the coolest cat ever. He greets me whenever I come in the door, follows me everywhere, and plays fetch. But only with balled up paper and socks. Although he has broken into five or more sock drawers., and it is really annoying sometimes to come home and have socks everywhere. But I still love him to death. He is so lovable.

Ruby December 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

I have a little ragdoll shes 14 weeks old.Ive only had her a week. Shes a great big ball of fluff. The only problem i find with her is that her hair gets EVERYWHERE. She cost £375 and i had saved up for a few months intill i had enough. She was advertised at £425 but she was the last of the litter so i got her much cheaper. My cat has an addiction to the bottom of my wardrobe. I will come home and my clothes will have been pulled of the shelf and shes asleep on top of them. But they are so loving and have AMAZING temprements. My little sister, shes 9, grabed her tail and wouldnt let go i heard her cry (my cat) went next door and she was half way under the bed. But she never scratched my sister. She simply clung to the carpet. She never bites or scrates that why i love Ragdolls. And if i could afford more i would by millions

jennifer May 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I have a male ragdoll. I absolutely love him! He has been the best cat ever. He has never been one bit of trouble and he is very loving. By the way, he is 20 years old. Wouldn’t trade him for the world!

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