Kittens

We are very excited to say that YES!! We have kittens!  At Fanfare Ragdolls our kittens are born between September and April.

Our Queens having kittens this season will be from Gabriella, Sapphire, Delta and Dawn.

We will have kittens in all four colors - Seal, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac!  
In all four patterns of Pointed, Mitted, Bi-colour and High-white! 

Please CONTACT US to join our Waiting List for your very own Fanfare Ragdoll Kitten.
We will ring you and send you photos as soon as we have kittens born, and when you've chosen your very own kitten we'll keep you updated with photos regularly.  

We welcome you to view our cats and kittens, however as many people can't travel to view their kitten in person we send updated photos regularly, as we feel photos are a really nice way of bonding with your kitten from the very beginning.

Latest Arrivals


CURRENT LITTERS:

Delta Dawn has had an adorable litter of 6 beautiful babies to Prince Charming. This is Deltas very first litter and all of her kittens have her deep blue stunning eye colour.

These are ready to go from approx 20th April - just in time for the school holidays! They will all be desexed and come with lots of goodies! 

Delta Dawn and Prince Charming

6 Stunning Ragdoll Kittens

Born 4th Feb 2014 - ready to go approx 20th April 2014

 

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Hannah with her fur-babies

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Fanfare Kitten Info


 All Fanfare Ragdoll babies are born and raised in our home, not in a cattery, and are a part of our family.

We adore our Ragdolls and love being with them, watching them grow, and sharing in the joy of raising beautiful healthy happy ragdoll kittens that are showered with love, affection and attention from the day they are born.  We can assure you that our Fanfare Ragdoll kittens are given every opportunity to be the best companion and most lovable cat you and your family could ever wish for. 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CHOOSING A FANFARE RAGDOLL KITTEN

Our Ragdoll kittens are ready to join their new families at 10-14 weeks (assessed on individual development)

We send photos of our kittens to their families as regularly as possible (about once a week) as although we welcome people to come and view our babies, we know that this is not always possible therefore we believe regular photos are a lovely way of getting to see your new baby grow and you get to really bond with your new kitten from the very beginning.

All of our kittens leave our home de-sexed and will have been Fully health/Vet checked and be up to date vaccinations, worming and flea treatment and will be litter box trained.

You will receive a copy of their Pedigree and Registration Papers.  They come with their own Vet Record Book and you will also receive a Kitten Pack including a Comprehensive Care Sheet, Food Sample, blanket, toys and other important information.

Our kittens are from DNA tested negative parents/parentage for HCM/Pkd & FIV/FeLV

Plus we offer our ongoing support!

When you purchase a kitten from Fanfare Ragdolls, it does not mean that our commitment stops here. Please feel free to ring or email us anytime.  We offer ongoing support to new owners and are always interested to hear news and love to receive photos and updates about your kitten’s progress.

We require a $200 deposit to go on our waiting list (no kitten considered reserved unless a deposit is received).  You will be contacted via phone call/email and I will send you photos so you can choose your kitten.  When picking up your new addition the balance is required on date of pick up, or if your kitten is travelling to you, full payment needed one week prior to them leaving our home.

We are always happy for you to come and view our cats and kittens and answer any questions you may have, after all a kitten is going to be a new member of your family for many years.

Please feel free to give us a ring or email us if you would like any more information on our kittens.



EARLY DAYS

Kitten-Proofing and Preparing Your Home

Before your Ragdoll kitten comes home, you’ll want to kitten-proof your home. It is much like baby proofing your home. Ragdoll kittens are curious and mischievous like a puppy. You’ll want to make sure to keep things such as electrical cords, ironing board cord, cords on blinds out of reach. Also beware of some plants that your kitten could nibble as they may be toxic.

BRINGING YOUR RAGDOLL HOME

When you introduce ragdoll kittens to your home let them find their own way out of the pet carrier and allow your kitten to have time to get used to his new home environment. It is best to prepare a place – such as a small room – for your new ragdoll to live in for the first few days, so he can get used to the smells and sounds of your home before introducing him to the rest of the house. Make sure that all doors and windows are shut, to prevent the kittens from escaping and ensuring it is safe for him to explore.

There should always be access to some dry food and clean water, in addition to their litter-box and a comfortable bed.

It is most important that your new kitten has something to eat and drink within the first few hours of coming home.

Talk to your kitten and although you may be very keen to encourage it to play with its cat toys, do not overwhelm it with extreme attention as it will be more interested in the new smells and sights of its new home, rather then perhaps playing straight away. 

 

 

FEEDING

During the first four weeks of their life, kittens are fully breastfeeding.  When they get to one month of age they can start eating solids.

Our Ragdoll kittens are started off being fed a milky mixture of Royal Canin Baby Cat Biscuits mixed with some kitten meat and some Whiskas or Vitapet cat milk.

By the time the kittens are fully weaned and ready to go to their new homes they will be eating their biscuits dry.  Ensure you have a bowl of the Royal Canin Kitten biscuits in which your new kitten can help themselves to when wanted, and a bowl of fresh water should available at all times.

We also feed fresh raw meat to our cats and kittens for dinner such as Mince, Chicken and fresh Fish. Its up to you what you choose to feed your Ragdoll but we feel it is important to feed them a variety of foods, however just remember to go slowly when introducing any new food, giving a little at a time until they get used to it to prevent any tummy upsets.

Ensure when purchasing a water bowl that you get something that is sturdy and deep, that cannot be easily tipped over by a playful kitten.  The water bowl should be cleaned out daily and the food bowl after every use to prevent germs and bacteria from building up.

LITTER BOX

Ragdolls are a large breed of cat so its best to go for a larger sized litter box.  Our ragdoll kittens are all litter-boxed trained before they go to their new homes.

The litter-box should be kept in a quiet area if possible, to allow for privacy.  Remember to choose somewhere with easy access for cleaning. Usually a laundry or bathroom is a suitable location.

Solid matter and wet lumps should be removed from the tray frequently and the litter renewed when necessary. The tray should be washed and disinfected and be allowed to dry thoroughly before using and the litter should be replaced once a week.  Ragdolls are fussy and will not use a dirty tray.

There are various types of cat litter available. I’ve used several different sorts and our ragdoll cats don’t seem to have a preference, so it’s up to you what type of kitty litter you choose to use. I prefer to use Pussy-do Cat Litter and have found this to be the best in cleanliness, smell and cost efficient with litter.

http://www.pussydo.co.nz

CAT BED

You’ll want to get a bed for your new Ragdoll Kitten and kittens love to sleep in round half enclosed cat beds. Kitties also like empty boxes with a blanket in the bottom to sleep and play in.

 

TOYS, PLAY AND QUALITY TIME

Always make time for your Ragdoll Kitten. These cats love to be fussed over. Ragdolls are notoriously sociable creatures and require more attention than other breeds.

It is important to spend time with your Ragdoll every day and what better way of interacting with your Ragdoll than to enjoy time simply playing with them.

Playing is one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a Ragdoll and is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as not only does it provide fantastic exercise but it allows your Ragdoll to bond with you through joining in and playing.

Make sure your Ragdoll has plenty of toys to play with. Toys can be either bought from a pet shop or found around the house.

There are so many different kinds of toys you can buy for just a few dollars each – from fluffy balls to padded mice so you’ll have so much fun choosing toys for your new kitten, however you don’t have to spend much as they would be just as happy chasing a ping-pong ball around or playing with a screwed up piece of paper!  Something as simple as a cardboard box, or a large bottle top can provide hours of entertainment for your Ragdoll.

Ragdoll cats can be very much like wee puppy dogs - some are known to ‘fetch’ and will happily trot around with a toy in their mouth.

 A cat tree or scratching post of some kind should be considered as scratching is a natural habit of a cat and it is best to get off with the right start with his very own scratching post or tree.  They really do work and our cats love their trees to nap on during the day also. Have a look on Trade Me, as you’re sure to find something suitable, as there are so many different kinds and sizes around.

OUTDOORS OR INDOORS.......KEEPING YOUR RAGDOLL SAFE!

Ragdolls should be either kept indoors or be closely monitored if they are outdoors.

Allowing your Ragdoll to roam outdoors alone is strongly discouraged.  It is safest to keep your kitten indoors as there are many dangers that can harm or kill an outdoor cat. The average lifespan for an indoor cat is 12-18 yrs. For a cat allowed outdoors, the average life is only 2-5 years.

Allowing your ragdoll cat outdoors makes them vulnerable to diseases from other cats, such as Feline Leukemia, FIV (Feline AIDS), distemper and toxoplasmosis.  They also risk contracting parasites such as ticks, heartworm, tapeworms and fleas.

They risk being attacked by other feral cats.  Their docile and gentle demeanor means that they will not defend themselves if attacked – as Ragdolls tend to barely fight back, if provoked.  Injury from a fight with another cat (or other animal) such as a bite or wound abscess can be very painful for your cat - and costly to the owner.  Moving vehicles and bicycles can injure and kill a cat.

You also risk your ragdoll being stolen, as well as accidents that can occur such as eating poisonous plants or hurting themselves if left to roam outdoors.
If you’d like to let your kitten pad her little paws on the grass outside, do so under your attentive supervision.

For those who really want to give their cats the outdoor experience, it can be done without the risk by fencing an area off for your cat, or building an outdoor cat enclosure. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, but it will keep your beloved cat in and danger out.