My Ragdoll Family

My Ragdoll Family
Megailee Ragdolls

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mink Ragdoll Kittens Available

To the left is a mink ragdoll kitten born and rasied in my home. His coat is one of the most plush in a kitten that I have seen. He is a sweet boy with very expressive eyes. He should be available to be adopted in the next 2 weeks to his forever home.

Are minks better than traditional?

I love the traditional colors and patterns. Flames and torties are not on my list of favorites though. Seal and blues in bicolor, mitted, and colorpoint. I do adore lynx and my Maxwell is a blue mitted lynx. It is rare for me to produce a colorpoint so they are high on my list of favorites.

I think of each kitten as an individual as they do have their own personality. Socialization and environment plays into it as well. The goal at Megailee ragdolls is to strive for health and well adjusted happy kittens. When they leave here they are happy and how they acclimate in their new home with new parents and pets is up to the new parent. I have had kittens get used to a resident cat within a day but I have heard stories of others that can take weeks. As usual the kitten/cat calls the shots.

Mink ragdolls really are a color/pattern option for those who want this. The point contrast is less than in the traditional and the eye color is more of a blue/green color. The coat is thick and plush (at least from what I have produced). Within the breed there is a variance as to texture and length.

The blue bicolor mink kitten is cute and expressive and fun to watch. His sister looks almost identical to him but is shy. Next week they move to the main part of the house so that they get used to all household sounds and hopefully snuggle up with me to watch tv at night.

I love them all and am very fortunate to have them in my life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mink Ragdoll Kitten

Megailee Lizette welcomed 2 kittens last week into the world. She is a first time mom and is doing a wonderful job. Very attentive and loving to her ragdoll kittens.

We were so excited to welcome our first Mink ragdoll kitten. This is a big kitten and almost double the size of our other mitted ragdoll kitten born minutes later. The kittens in the photo are only 1 week of age so they can not see or hear at this point. Gender and color pattern is a bit hard to tell also. One knows a Mink due to the fact they are born with color and traditional ragdolls are born white.

First glance the Mink ragdoll looks like a boy and appears to be a seal colorpoint. He will be HUGE. The traditional ragdoll appears to be a girl and a seal or perhaps blue mitted kitten. Within the next week or two I will be more certain.

For now we are enjoying these adorable kittens and just watching them grow and learn.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Air Travel with a Ragdoll Kitten

Traveling or shipping a kitten via cargo is my least favorite mode of transportation. I hardly use this method and would rather meet the new ragdoll kitten parents at the airport. Sometimes it is the only way given the individual situation.

There was this wonderful couple in TX who wanted to adopt Megailee Thor who is a blue bicolor lynx male. He is a handsome big boy with loads of personality. After much discussion I did decide to ship him via cargo.

The fact that is is summer and HOT here in NC limits the number of airlines that will even ship pets. RDU which is my nearest airport also has very few direct flights. This is a problem as I need to have the shortest time in travel plus at the coolest time of day. After many phone calls to the pet cargo people we decided on a 6:20 a.m. flight with a short change-over and onward to the final destination.

Ok; so for a 6:20 flight we need to get there are 4:30 as that is when cargo opens at RDU. That means I leave my home at 3:45 am and get up at 3:00 am. UGH UGH Thunderstorms were a threat and that makes me nervous. Also I forgot that I really dont drive or see that well at night. I begged my sister who lives nearby to drive me and she actually said yes. Then I had to get my daugher up and loaded into the car near the ragdoll kitten. She needs to get to camp later in the day. Everyone was in the car grumpy and Thor the blue bicolor lynx kitten was singing (or should I say crying ) the whole one hour trip.

We arrived at cargo and Thor was quiet. The lady behind the counter shouted out to me "you're late" and "we dont have to take you." It was 4;50 vs 4:30 for a 6:20 am flight so I told her I believed I am within the time limit. "Ok, since it is not international we will take you". She is mean and nasty and I had her about 8 months ago and she almost didnt take my health certificate because she couldnt read the date. I offered her a donut and she was calmer at the time. A nicer more humane man did the paperwork today and we cuddled Thor until they took him out to the plane.

I know he is safe at his arrival as I just heard from his new parents. This makes me so happy.

I am very tired and my daughter was like a zoombie with exhaustion when I dropped her off at camp. I owe my sister a dinner (which I will buy since I dont cook). We were a great team and all is well that ends well.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blue Bicolor Lynx Kitten Hurt His Paw

One morning I entered the kitten nursery and one kitten was holding his paw limply up in the air and running on the other three paws. He seemed sad that he could not keep up with the other kittens and since he was only 6 weeks old he wanted to play.

I never experienced this before and am unsure exactly how it happened. The main think is I want to make sure he was healthy and happy.

I took him to the vet and he said that he popped his wrist out of the socket. He put it in and wrapped up his whole leg. The boy was so brave and never cried except on the way home and so he was named Hercules.

Tomorrow we go back to the vet and hopefully they will remove the bandage and he will be 100%.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lynx Ragdoll Kittens

Dolly's kittens just turned 3 weeks of age and are starting to look like kittens. Now they will start to move around the room more. Dolly is a seal mitted lynx cat and she keeps a careful eye on her 3 kittens.

Looks like all are males and there is a seal mitted lynx, a blue mitted, lynx, and a blue mitted ragdoll. Sometimes it can take a few weeks to tell whether lynx or not. Sometimes it can take a while to tell whether they are blue or seal. Ragdolls are all born white and their colors come out as they age. It can take 3+ years for a ragdoll to fully mature. The nose pad color develops by day 5 and the lynx pattern around 2-3 weeks of age.

Dolly has 3 kittens in this litter so I most likely will retire her after they are weaned. Kitten one and kitten two came 5 hours apart and kitten 3 was born about 26 hours later. Dolly is a sweet cat and loves to be petted and have attention so she will make a great pet to someone. If I had a bigger house I would keep her. Unfortunately there are space limitations. She deserves to be pampered and be an only cat so she can get all the attention that she deserves.

Right now Dolly and Maxwell are proud of their kittens and Dolly is being a wonderful attention mom. For some more info on the parent cats or photo of the kittens please visit my website Megailee Ragdolls.

My Ragdoll Kitten Family

My Ragdoll Kitten Family
Megailee Ragdolls