Frequently Asked Questions

At Pleasantdolls, we get many requests from new parents for a list of things your fur baby needs to

get them started on the right paw. Here is a "Wish List" to help get you started:

1. Cat carrier - If your baby is flying to you they will be flying in their carrier that will be included in the flight package. If you are picking up your cat/kitten please have a carrier of your choice along. Keep in mind that ragdolls are a large breed as a rule. Get a good carrier that should last the life of your baby, keeping in mind...some of our babies can grow to be VERY LARGE cats.


2. Tooth brush and kitty tooth paste - This will save you money and your baby's smile. A child's soft bristle tooth brush works well. Most cats like chicken flavored toothpaste. Never use human tooth paste on your baby.


3. Nail trimmers - Start them young and treat as you go. We will be more than happy to show you how to trim your kitty's nails.


4. Toys! - Ragdolls are like puppies....if you don't give them toys, they will take your stuff. Your stuff will become their stuff....just buy the toys!!  Also, please don't wrestle with your kitty. Wrestling with them/using your hands as toys will teach them to associate you as being a toy, and this becomes much less cute as they get older. Trust the toys.


5. Cat tree -  Place your cat tree in or near a window. For even more fun, please buy a bird feeder and feed the birds outside of said window. This will entertain your fur babies for hours and help the birds too, especially during the winter months when food is difficult for our feathered friends to find.


6. Brush and comb - Most our cats and kittens love to get brushed, it feels good and helps decrease shedding hair around your house.


7. Toys .... Lots of toys .... Can't have too many toys (Please see #4)


8. Dishes Glass or metal please. No plastic dishes. Plastic dishes will give your baby chin acne.


9. Did we mention toys? -  "Da Bird" Kittens love this toy. In fact, kittens love anything that dangles from a string. However, a word of warning...any string toys should be used under adult supervision to avoid accidental strangulation. Also, the plastic ring with the little ball is another favorite toy. Laser toys are fun and a great way for your baby to get exercise. Any toys that scream or chirp are always a good choice...Kittens love grass hoppers than chirp, mice that squeak, etc.


10. Dry, wet food and water - Kitten food, of course. We recommend giving kitten food until your baby is 18 months old. We also recommend both dry and wet (canned). Mixing some wet food into their diet as a yummy treat as well as a source of extra moisture. By nature, cats (all cats...lions, alley cats and tigers too!) do not drink enough water. The number one killer of cats is kidney failure. So make sure your cat/kitten always has access to LOTS of fresh, clean water.


11. Radio or TV  - Please, if you're gone for the day and your baby is alone, leave the TV or radio on for them. This breed is very intelligent and will need something to do.


12. Litter Boxes - One and a half boxes per kitty, minimum. In other words 3 litter boxes for 2 cats etc... Also, a cat litter scoop and scoopable cat litter. There are a variety of litter types. You may want to consider some alternatives to clay such as pea husk, corn husk, wheat or walnut shell etc...


... Did we mention toys???


We take great care in finding the very best families and homes for our precious fur babies and we love getting to know their

future families so please fill out our contact form and we'd be happy to talk with you soon.

Do you have any available cats or kittens?

Please Contact us for the most up-to-date list of available kittens or older cats. 

Where are you located?

We live on an acreage near Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada.

How much is a kitten?

The prices for our cats & kittens vary on their gender, age and pet/show quality. 

Please visit the Adoption Info page of our website for more info.

What do Pleasantdoll Ragdolls eat?

Currently we feed our cats Big Country Raw foods and Primal Freeze-dried Nuggets from Pet Valu as well as Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten dry food.

We also add one of the best nutritional powdered supplements available. NuVet ia a high-quality supplement that incorporates a precise formula of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and more. If you'd like to read more about and give it a try for your own fur babies follow this link:

What type of litter should we use?

Here are some of our favourite types of litter at Pleasantdolls:

Catit Pea Husk - Original

Sustainably Yours 

Fresh 4 Life - Premium Wheat 

Are Ragdolls Hypoallergenic?

While Ragdolls don't shed as much as other cat breeds, unfortunately they are not hypoallergenic. 

The good news is Ragdolls don't have an "undercoat" which is one of the two things an allergy sufferer can be allergic to. Pet Dander is microscopic pieces of cat skin that will build up in the undercoat and can become airborne and spread throughout the whole house if left unchecked.

Pets are considered to be hypoallergenic if they produce fewer allergens than other animals, including dander.

This is why there are rumours that Ragdolls are hypoallergenic... they shed less therefore, less hair and dander.  


However, most people who are allergic to cats aren’t allergic to their dander. They’re actually affected by the protein Fel D1, which is present in a cat’s saliva. When a feline licks her fur, the dried saliva can become airborne, enabling you to breathe it in.

Here are some tips to help decrease shedding of hair and dander and therefore lead to less allergy flare ups:

  • Brush your cat twice a week 
  • Bathe your cat every 6-8 weeks (we can provide tips on how to do this)
  • Keep your cat out of your bedroom. If your Ragdoll regularly sleeps on your bed, allergens can easily become trapped in the blankets and pillows. 
  • Invest in a vacuum that has a micro-filtration device, such as a HEPA filter. This will help to reduce the number of allergens in the air.
  • Buy an air purifier with a HEPA filter to remove cat allergens from the air.


We are firm believers that what you eat has a huge impact on your life. The same is true for all living things, including our precious fur babies. 

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – La Rochefoucald

It's true that it takes a little more effort (and money) but there's no greater blessing than seeing those we care so much about healthy and thriving! 

At Pleasantdolls we are constantly researching and re-evaluating to make sure we're providing everything our kittens & cats need to have the best

start to life and keep it that way for many, many years to come!

We do this by feeding a raw meat diet as well as supplementing with one of the best nutritional powdered supplements available. NuVet ia a high-quality supplement

that incorporates a precise formula of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and more. If you'd like to read more about and give it a try

for your own fur babies follow this link: