Cats are beautiful pets that many families love to have in their homes. Most people who have these types of pets tend to be healthier since they develop greater resistance to certain diseases.
Having a cat is a big responsibility. There are several breeds of cats, and two of the most beautiful are Ragdoll and Siamese.
Talking about these two cats is of utmost importance since many people tend to confuse them due to their physical similarities. That is why you can learn a little more about each one below and know how to differentiate them. That way, you could choose which of the two you like best.
People do not know how to identify these cats due to the color patterns they present, which is the most similar characteristic that both have. Leaving that aside, we must bear in mind that both present certain differences in terms of physical appearance.
Ragdoll cats are known to be larger and have fluffy fur. In addition, it is a long-haired cat, so it is normal that it requires more care than a Siamese. They weigh between 8.8 lb (4 kg) and 19.8 lb (9 kg) and are approximately 9.8 in (25 cm) and 17.7 in (45 cm) tall.
Siamese cats, on the other hand, are slightly smaller than Ragdolls. They have a height that varies between 11.8 in (30 cm) to 13.7 in (35 cm) and an approximate weight between 6.61 lb (3 kg) and 9.9 lb (4.5 kg). Unlike Ragdolls, they have shorter, silkier fur with a sleeker look. As we have previously said, the long coat of Ragdoll cats requires more grooming, so that of Siamese cats will require less.
It should be noted that Ragdoll cats tend to shed more hair than a Siamese due to their length, which is why they tend to be less favorable for allergy sufferers.
Behavior and Personality
The personality of an animal is one of the aspects that most characterizes them. The Ragdoll and the Siamese are cats known to be loving and kind to members of their human family and even strangers. However, each expresses its emotions in its own way.
If we talk specifically about Ragdoll cats, we can say that they are docile and affectionate animals that are characterized by being indoor cats. They are friendly with other animals and strangers. They tend to establish a strong bond with their human family. It is a feline that will follow you to any room in your house without bothering you. It should also be noted that they are not aggressive.
In the case of Siamese cats, they tend to have a more outgoing temperament than Ragdolls. They are equally affectionate and friendly but more demanding since if they do not get what they want, they will start to meow to attract attention. Furthermore, they are very agile and curious. They adapt to any place, and like Ragdoll cats, they will follow you everywhere.
Both cats can socialize with other animals, including dogs.
We have mentioned this before, but Ragdoll Cats require less attention than Siamese cats. Although any animal of this type requires the necessary care, the Ragdolls are more independent. That is why you can leave your Ragdoll alone in the house for a few hours when you go out to work or study.
Ragdoll cats need their fur to be maintained more frequently because their hair is long and more prone to shedding.
On the other hand, Siamese cats require more attention due to their personality. That means if you don’t pay attention to it often or don’t give it what your cat wants, it will be saddened, which can negatively affect its emotions. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why they meow so much. In a nutshell, these cats are aimed at people who stay most of the day in their homes.
Siamese cats are playful pets and activate, so you need them to be stimulated through games. That is why your children (if you have) will be great companions of this beautiful animal.
These cats have shorter fur than Ragdolls, which is why they require less grooming. Regardless of the length of each coat, you should brush it when they need it.
It is recommended that you feed a Ragdoll dry or wet cat food along with a little freshwater. Try not to feed it with raw human food as it can negatively affect its health.
Siamese cats are slightly more active and energetic than Ragdolls, so they must do daily physical exercises. So they require a high protein diet to regain all energy. These cats are very sophisticated, so you must be careful that the container where you served their food does not smell bad. Otherwise, they will not eat.
Ragdoll cats do not feel comfortable doing physical exercises. These felines are animals that prefer to spend the whole day sitting next to you on a piece of furniture or bed. However, physical activity in all these animals is vital to avoid future problems such as obesity, which can lead to certain diseases. You can motivate it in some way to do its exercises either by rewarding him with a treat or through games.
The opposite occurs with Siamese cats. These cats are easier to train since they have more energy. They can even learn tricks. You have the opportunity to teach them either through games or any other physical activity.
This aspect is fundamental for every living being. Our cats are no exception. Both cats can suffer from certain common diseases.
On the one hand, the most common diseases that a Ragdoll can suffer are urinary problems, either in the kidney or ureter, or polycystic kidney disease. On the other hand, Siamese cats can develop specific health problems, including respiratory illnesses, heart problems, or conduct disorder.
We must clarify that these cats can suffer other diseases, but everything will depend on the diet you provide, their emotional state, and where they live.