|Lifespan:||Around 15 years|
|Colors:||Seal, chocolate, lilac, blue points|
|Suitable for:||Any loving home including those with children and other pets|
|Temperament:||Loving, playful, extraverted, sometimes vocal|
A Siamese Ragdoll mix—also known as a “Ragamese”—is a wonderful melange of the sleek, shorthaired Siamese and the large, longer-haired Ragdoll. The result is a cat with all the best traits of both parent breeds—loving, inquisitive, playful, sometimes vocal, and, not to mention, stunningly beautiful with semi-long, silky coats and jewel-like blue eyes.
These endearing traits make the Ragamese well-adapted to pretty much any loving and respectful home, though they’re not the most commonly bred mix so finding one may be a bit of a challenge. If you’re curious to learn what it’s like to live with and care for a Ragamese, this guide tells all.
Siamese Ragdoll Mix Kittens – Before You Bring One Home…
3 Little-Known Facts About Siamese Ragdoll Mix Cats
1. Ragamese Cats Are Born White
Ragamese cats are born white, and their points only start to show a few weeks after birth. It’s normal for Ragdoll and Siamese coats to darken with age.
2. Some Ragamese Cats Are Rather Chatty
Though there are never any guarantees when it comes to a cat’s personality, Ragamese cats may inherit one of the most distinctive Siamese traits—a big mouth! Siamese cats are infamous motormouths, so be prepared for many deep and meaningful conversations if you get a Ragamese.
3. Siamese Cats Are an Ancient Breed
One of the Ragamese’s parent breeds—the Siamese—is an ancient breed that, according to legend, was once used to guard the king of Siam. They only started to make their way around the world in the 19th century when were first exported out of Thailand. The King of Siam offered two Siamese cats as gifts to the English consulate general in Bangkok.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Siamese Ragdoll Mix
Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪
Often, yes. Ragamese cats are typically playful, curious, affectionate, and outgoing cats that greatly enjoy human company—traits passed down from the two parent breeds.
Like all breeds, however, they can vary personality-wise, so you might get a Ragamese more like the Siamese in temperament (outgoing, people-loving, and vocal) or one that’s more similar to a Ragdoll (laid-back, affectionate, and quiet).
If you have children, it’s important to make sure they know how to respectfully and gently interact with the Ragamese to make sure everyone stays safe. Very young children may not yet have learned boundaries and the concept of personal space, which can result in a very upset, injured, or even retaliatory cat—even if the cat is usually quite calm.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
As long as the Ragamese is introduced to a home with non-aggressive pets and is gradually socialized with them, they should be fine with other pets including dogs and other cats. Be sure to closely supervise introductions and when your Ragamese is getting to know your other pets.
A quick word on rodents—some cats get along very well with small furries like rats and hamsters and some even end up playing and cuddling together, but this should never be taken for granted. If you have rodents as pets and want to introduce them to your cat, go slowly and always take precautions to keep both pets safe.
Things to Know When Owning a Ragamese:
Food & Diet Requirements 🐡
Like all cats, the Ragamese should eat a diet that meets certain nutritional standards. This includes proteins, fats, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. You can find all these things in a high-quality commercial formula.
If your cat is a kitten, they’ll need a recipe formulated for their age group and the same goes for adult and senior cats. Access to clean, fresh water throughout the day is also crucial. Most cat food brands include a feeding guide on their packaging—these are really helpful for determining how much you should feed your Ragamese but if you’re not sure, ask your vet for advice.
It’s difficult to know how energetic your Ragamese will be until you get to know them because Ragdolls are generally playful yet not excessively energetic whereas Siamese cats tend to be quite high-energy. To keep your Ragamese healthy and happy, indulge them in daily play sessions and offer cat trees and high-up spots that they can climb and jump up on.
Both the Ragdoll and Siamese are highly intelligent breeds so you shouldn’t experience much difficulty house-training your Ragamese.
The Ragamese coat is semi-long, so it’s a good idea to go over them with a brush on a daily basis or at least every other day to prevent matting and tangles. During shedding seasons (spring and fall), you’ll likely spot an increase in how much your Ragamese sheds, so daily grooming during these periods is necessary to keep the coat free of dead hairs.
Moreover, you’ll want to keep an eye on your Ragamese’s claws to make sure they don’t become overgrown, as this can end up being very painful for cats. Trimming the claws every few weeks is a good way to prevent overgrowth and keep your furniture scratch-free.
Health and Conditions 🏥
Both Siamese and Ragdoll cats are generally healthy breeds with long life spans, but, as with any breed, there is always the possibility of developing a health condition. Some common Siamese cat conditions include mouth and gum disease, heart disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, kidney disease, obesity, eye conditions, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Like the Siamese, Ragdolls also have the potential to develop heart conditions and become obese. Urinary tract infections are another possibility.
If you’re reading this and are panicking—take a deep breath because your Ragamese may never experience any of these conditions. Whatever breed of cat you have, it’s always a good idea to be vigilant in case of physical or behavioral changes or symptoms just to be on the safe side.
Male vs Female
Gender is never a good marker for determining what a cat’s personality will be like as we can only make generalizations. One thing we can say for sure is that since both Ragdolls and Siamese cats both make great companions, it’s likely that a Ragamese will be just as lovely regardless of whether they’re male or female.
According to Viera East Veterinary Center, male cats are generally more playful and clingy whereas females tend to be more independent and maternal, even sometimes towards humans. You can get very clingy female cats and independent males, though, so there are never any guarantees!
Be aware, however, that unneutered male cats are prone to urine spraying, roaming, and territorial behavior and unspayed females are prone to becoming very vocal and excessively clingy when in heat.
It’s unanimous—Ragdolls and Siamese cats make a wonderful mix but they’re not the easiest to track down. We’d recommend trying rescue and adoption organizations because even if you don’t find the Ragamese you dreamed about, you’re sure to find another great companion—possibly even a Siamese or Ragdoll cross that looks similar to a Ragamese—to offer a loving home to.