Ragdoll kittens are priced based on several factors. These factors are often based on where you’ll buy your kitten, your location, the type of kitten you want and how much caring for the kitten costs prior to selling to the new owner.
You can find a Ragdoll kitten for sale from different sources. Some people find them online through Ragdoll cat breeders’ websites as well as through traditional advertising methods.
Ragdoll Kitten prices fall into four main categories:
• Pet Quality kitten
• Breeder Quality kitten
• Show Alter Quality kitten
• Show/Breeder Quality kitten
These are the four main quality types of kittens that you can choose from. The cheapest type are those you want as pets only or also dubbed as pet alter quality. The next type is the breeder quality. This kind of Ragdoll kittens can give you quality litter but do not have the perfect markings intended for those of show cats. The next type is categorized as show alter quality because they are kittens that can be entered in shows however, they have been spayed or neutered. Finally, the most expensive type is the show/breeder quality kittens. This kind of kitten has perfect markings for a show cat and is also qualified as perfect for breeding as well.
Each breeder has his or her own regulations as far as Ragdoll kitten categories are concerned, but those are the most prevalent.
When adopting from a breeder, the average price of a Ragdoll kitten is anywhere from $450 to $1000. This is the price range if you’re looking to own a pet for your home and family. The range in price depends on many factors including – breeder reputation, cost of living where the breeder is located, whether or not the kitten is early spayed and neutered and more. For show/breeder quality kittens, they are priced around $1000 and above. The cost of caring for a kitten while it is being reared is often incorporated in the price given by the seller. This also includes visits to the vet, vaccinations, fees for getting the kitten neutered or spayed, cat food, cat litter and more.
Your location is also a factor that can add cost to how much you will pay for your kitten. If there are no Ragdoll kittens available in your area, you may need to look up breeders that are located far away. Shipping fees would then apply. Because of this possibility, you should opt for a breeder with experience, accessibility and with a good reputation for breeding quality kittens. This kind of breeder is someone you can contact without trouble and someone who can answer all your queries regarding the kitten you’ll be buying. Experienced and reputable breeders can also ship or send your new kitten safely and promptly.
Although Ragdoll kittens are expensive, the love you’ll develop with them will be worth it.