Was a flame point Ragdoll the muse behind the famous Alicia Keys song that goes something along the lines of “looks like a girl, but she’s a flame…?”
Whatever the case might be, these curious creatures are guaranteed to snatch your heart right out of your chest because they’re the sweetest, cutest pets ever.
Ragdolls, flame point or otherwise, are a gorgeous, gentle breed that adores hanging out with humans, chilling, lounging on the floor, and munching on paw-licking treats. With silky soft, flowy coats and bright blue eyes, they’re one of the most beautiful breeds ever.
We can’t forget that they’re one of the biggest, too. Cute, cuddly, and plush are the purrfect words to describe these luxurious creatures. Whether you’re on the hunt for a fluffy friend that’s the opposite of aggressive or wondering about your neighbor’s flaming red Cheeto cat, we’ve got your back.
Ragdoll cats were named after ragdolls because they’re known to go completely limp when you pick them up, and flame point Ragdolls aren’t different. Actually, flame point Ragdolls are much more common than you might think.
We’re more than happy to share with you everything you need to know about these glorious gingersnaps. What are you waiting for – read more down below!
About flame point Ragdoll cats
Where do we even start? We could go on and on about how humble, gentle, and huge these furry friends are, but there’s more to Ragdoll cats than meets the eye. Ragdolls were carefully created by a breeder named Ann Baker because people were searching for a family-friendly cat.
Ann worked with breeds that were known to possess gentle, non-aggressive traits and she managed to create the purrfect pet – the Ragdoll cat. Ragdolls weren’t created overnight, though. Ann started working on them during the early 1960s with a team of breeders that helped her.
As time went by, Ann started making weird claims about the Ragdoll breed and the team distanced themselves from her. At the end of the day, Ragdolls were accepted as purebred cats by the CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association) and TICA (The International Cat Association).
From the moment Ann developed the breed, Ragdoll cats went on to be selectively bred to possess 6 different colors (seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, red, and cream) and 3 different patterns (solid or shaded with tabby markings, tortie, or a combination of both, known as tortie-lynx).
These color combinations and patterns form a total of 24 different types of Ragdoll cats based on the color of their coat. And flame point Ragdoll, also known as red point Ragdoll, happens to be one of them.
Flame point cats with different flames – what types of flame point Ragdoll cats are there?
We might be boring you with the deets, but there’s a reason Ragdolls are considered one of the most beautiful breeds out there. With a myriad of color and pattern combos, you can go as far as to match your Raggie to your outfit (we wouldn’t suggest you do that, though!)
With that out of the way, there are a few different types of orange/red Ragdolls, too. From a flame point, flame bicolor, and flame mitted, to flame tabby and flame tortie, these fiery fiends are guaranteed to turn heads and snatch the spotlight.
What do you need to know about them?
1. Flame (color)point Ragdoll
Flame point Ragdoll cats – the ones you wanted to know about – are predominantly creamy, off-white, or white with splashes of orange or red scattered across the paws, tail, ears, nose, and face. They’re known to have pink noses and pink paw pads. They’re famous for their bright blue eyes, too.
2. Flame bicolor Ragdoll
Flame bicolor Ragdoll comes with a creamy, off-white, or white coat with orange and red markings. They’re distinct, though, because they’re known to form a V-shaped mask on the face. Further, they’re embellished with pretty pink noses and bright blue eyes.
3. Flame mitted Ragdoll
Flame mitted Ragdolls are named that way because of the white “mitts” on the paws. They’re super similar to flame point Ragdolls, but they’re typically a little more creamy and a little less orange because they don’t have as many markings as flame point Ragdolls.
4. Flame lynx (tabby) Ragdoll
Flame lynx Ragdolls look like orange tabbies – they’re creamy or white for the most part, but their faces are orange with red tabby stripes. Their noses are pink and their eyes are blue. Their ears are darker than the rest of their faces, too.
5. Flame tortie Ragdoll
We can’t forget about flame tortie Ragdoll cats, of course. They’re completely different from the rest of the group considering they’re not predominantly creamy or white.
They’re made of a combination of the colors brown, cream, and orange. They’re typical torties with a little more focus on the face, pretty much. And yes, they’re blessed with bright blue eyes – all orange and red Raggies have bright blue eyes!
What to know about flame point Ragdoll cats before getting one
1. What does a flame point Ragdoll look like?
We’ve already touched on the colors and patterns you can expect from a flame point Ragdoll rascal. But you might be wondering about other physical attributes that make Ragdoll cats as popular as they are.
Before you go out and get one, know that they’re one of the biggest breeds out there with most of them growing up to 11 inches and 20 pounds. Moreover, Ragdolls are super, super fluffy which means most of them appear bigger due to their voluptuous coat.
What could make the breed even more appealing, you wonder?
Well, turns out that Ragdolls are considered a low-shedding breed. They may be fluffy, but they don’t have undercoats, which means they mainly shed during the shedding season. We’ve heard rumors that Ragdoll cats are hypoallergenic, but that’s not the case.
2. What about their temperament?
Ragdoll cats, flame point or otherwise, are the cutest, cuddliest cats out there. We’ve mentioned that Ragdolls were developed as “family-friendly” and that’s pretty much exactly what you can expect from one of these fluffy felines.
They’re great with humans because they’re affectionate and appreciative, but they’re tolerant of little humans, too. They’re too big to be considered lap cats, but they’re the closest you can get to that without getting a senior cat that can’t move.
They’re friendly and physically active, but they’re extremely undemanding. They can spend hours and hours napping on the floor, waiting for you to come back from work. They’re excellent companions to humans, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do your research before getting one.
3. What will make your flame point Ragdoll happy and healthy?
Ragdolls aren’t high maintenance, but you do need to keep an eye on a few things to make sure they’re happy and healthy.
For starters, flame point Ragdolls are big, bold, and beautiful, so they aren’t going to be happy with the smallest corner of the room, a food bowl, and a litter box. Raggies need a lot of space to roam around, rest, and mark.
Furthermore, Ragdoll cats are attached to humans, which means they aren’t great at being alone for prolonged periods. You can go to work, of course, but you need to provide them with something to do while you’re gone.
Not to mention that you need to spend quality time with them when you come back from work, whether you play with them, take them for a walk, or teach them a trick or two. Ragdolls are friendly, so you might want to consider getting your flame point Ragdoll a buddy from the get-go.
4. How much grooming do Ragdolls require?
We know what you’re thinking. “Ragdoll cats require too much grooming because they’re fluffy! I’m going to have to spend too much time, energy, and money trying to keep up with her grooming!”
While Ragdolls can be expensive, that’s not because they’re tough to groom. All Raggies groom themselves, for the most part.
We mentioned that most Ragdolls don’t have undercoats so they’re not as prone to shedding as some of the other breeds. They shed during the shedding season, but you can counter that by brushing them once or twice a week.
Other than that, simply brush them whenever you notice they’re getting matted or tangled. Oh and, some Ragdolls adore the feeling of brushing and might want you to do it more often.
5. What are a flame point Ragdoll’s health concerns?
Ragdolls are healthy, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t immune to some of the most common health niggles that affect all cats. Now, the color of the coat doesn’t determine whether or not your Ragdoll might suffer from heart disease or arthritis.
With proper nutrition, plenty of physical activity, regular checkups, and affection, there’s no reason why your flame point Ragdoll wouldn’t be healthy.
With that out of the way, you might want to keep your eyes peeled on conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and urinary tract issues. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that you don’t have to, though!