A “cat in boots” is the best way to describe a Mitted Ragdoll and one of its color varieties is the Seal Mitted Ragdoll. Also known as the Seal Point Mitted Ragdoll, this beautiful creature has the characteristic plush coat and blue eyes of a Ragdoll with the distinctive “gloved” look.
In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss what makes the Seal Mitted Ragdoll different from other seal-colored Ragdolls, like the Seal Bicolor Ragdoll or the Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll. We will also dive deeper into their physical characteristics, temperament and personality, special care needs, health issues, and ways to find the right breeder.
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll: Breed overview
- What is a Seal Mitted Ragdoll?
- What does “Seal Mitted” mean?
- What is “Mitted”?
- Seal point Mitted Ragdoll physical appearance
- Seal Mitted Ragdolls genetics
- Are Seal Mitted Ragdolls rare?
- Various Seal Mitted Ragdoll colors and patterns
- Seal Point vs Seal Mitted Ragdoll
- What is the difference between Seal and Chocolate Mitted Ragdolls?
- Mitted Seal point Ragdoll size, height, and weight
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll personality and temperament
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll training
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll exercise requirement
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll grooming and cleaning
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll food and diet
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll health issues
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll lifespan
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll breeders
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll kitten
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll price
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll rescue
- Places to find Seal Mitted Ragdoll kittens for sale
- Finding a healthy Seal Mitted Ragdoll for sale
- Seal Mitted Ragdoll: Pros and Cons
- Is the Seal Mitted Ragdoll right for me?
- Related Questions
Seal Mitted Ragdoll: Breed overview
|Other names||Seal Point Mitted Ragdoll|
|Weight||15 – 20 pounds|
|Height||9 – 11 inches|
|Coat Colors||Brown, Light brown, White|
|Grooming Upkeep||Moderate – High|
|Exercise Needs||Low- Moderate|
|Lifespan||12 – 16 years|
|Kitty Costs||$1,200 – $1,500|
What is a Seal Mitted Ragdoll?
Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat is a variation of the Ragdoll with seal-colored points on the face, ears, legs, and tail. They also have white furs in the front and back paws, as well as, on the chin and chest.
What does “Seal Mitted” mean?
“Seal” refers to the brownish-black color of the points, while “mitted” is a particular pattern of the points. Ragdolls come in three (3) different coat patterns, namely the colorpoint, bicolor, and mitted.
What is “Mitted”?
Mitted Ragdolls have the characteristic white paws that give the impression that they are wearing mitts or boots. The white fur in the front paws only goes up to the ankle, while it can reach up to mid-thigh level in the back paws.
Seal point Mitted Ragdoll physical appearance
Ragdolls, whether they are Blue Bicolor or a Seal point Mitted Ragdoll Cat, have a long and rectangular body with proportional legs, broad chests, and short necks.
Their head is broad with rounded muzzles, and ears that are widely spaced.
The eyes are large and round that will always be blue. Seal Mitted Ragdolls have black noses and paw pads.
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Seal Mitted Ragdolls genetics
There are several genes responsible for the Seal Point Ragdoll Mitted to look the way they do.
First is the gene that controls melanin production in their coat. This gene is temperature-sensitive, meaning there is more color in areas where it is cooler. This is why Ragdolls have darker points in their extremities.
The other gene is for color: “B” for seal/dark brown and “b” for chocolate. A pair of alleles with just one dominant “B” will produce a seal color.
Another gene controls the color density, namely, “D” for dense and “d” for dilute. One dominant “D” in the pairing will produce either a seal or chocolate, while two “d”s will dilute the color, which in the case of a seal will dilute into blue color.
Therefore, a Seal Ragdoll must have one of the following combinations:
The mitted pattern, on the other hand, is caused by a specific “white spotting” gene called the “S2” for a mitted pattern. This gene does not affect coat color but only the pattern.
Are Seal Mitted Ragdolls rare?
No, Seal Mitted Ragdolls are not rare. The Seal color is the most prevalent color among Ragdolls, and the mitted pattern is very common.
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Various Seal Mitted Ragdoll colors and patterns
Ragdoll Cat Seal Point Mitted has a medium-length single coat. The dark brown points are located in the face, ears, legs, and tail. Body coat color is lighter that can be creamy to light brown. The points can either be solid in color or the tabby or lynx pattern.
They have white fur in the front paws that extends up to their ankle while the white in the back paws can extend up to mid-thigh. They also have a white chin, chest, and belly stripe. Some Mitted Ragdolls can sport a white strip or blaze on their nose or forehead.
A Mitted Ragdoll with no white chin and belly stripe is considered a mismarked Mitted Ragdoll. They are not considered a standard Ragdoll and are not allowed for competition. Other mismarked patterns include the presence of white fur on the tail and ears and color on the mitts.
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Seal lynx Mitted Ragdoll
Seal Mitted Lynx Ragdoll has tabby markings on their points. Seal Lynx Mitted Ragdoll Cat has a light brown or cream body coat with some striping or ticking. Seal Lynx Point Mitted Ragdoll has tabby points in the ears, face, legs, and tail. These tabby points are dark brown stripes with a lighter background color.
Seal Tabby Mitted Ragdoll has the characteristic pencil ‘M’ markings on their forehead. Ragdoll Seal Tabby Mitted also has ears that are dark brown with a pale thumbprint of hair in the center.
As with most Mitted Ragdolls, the Seal Mitted Tabby Ragdoll will have a white chin and paws. There is also a white belly stripe that runs from the chin to the underbelly of a Ragdoll Seal Tabby Point Mitted.
Some Ragdoll Seal Mitted Lynx will sport a blaze across their forehead or nose, which is not considered a mismarking in a Mitted Seal Lynx Ragdoll. The leather nose of a Seal Mitted Lynx Ragdoll Cat can be dark brown with some having pink edges. The paw pads of a Seal Point Lynx Mitted Ragdoll mirror the color of their points which is dark brown.
Seal Lynx Mitted Ragdoll kitten is born white with their markings becoming more evident as they mature.
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Seal mink Mitted Ragdoll
Seal Mitted Mink Ragdoll has a similar coat pattern to traditional Seal Mitted Ragdolls except that their coat color is much more intense. Seal Point Mitted mink Ragdoll will have brownish-black to almost black points in the face, ears, legs, and tail. The body coat of a Ragdoll Seal Mink Mitted is brown instead of cream or pale fawn.
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Ragdoll Seal Mitted Mink also have thicker and plusher coats, including the tail, than the traditional ones.
The Seal Mink Mitted Ragdoll kitten is not born white but with a color that similarly darkens with age. What also sets the Mink Seal Mitted Ragdoll apart from the traditional mitted Ragdoll is its eyes which can have a greenish-blue tint.
In general, Mink Ragdolls are hard to find since many breeders avoid breeding this type of Ragdoll because they are not an official breed standard.
Seal Point Mink Mitted Ragdoll is also hard to produce since two (2) Minks do not necessarily produce another Mink Ragdoll. So, Seal Mitted Mink Ragdoll kitten might be a little bit pricier than other Ragdolls.
Seal mink lynx Mitted Ragdoll
Seal Mitted Lynx Mink Ragdoll exhibits the same coat pattern as the Seal lynx Mitted Ragdoll except they have a thicker and darker coat color. They are born with a light color that darkens as they mature.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll with Blaze
Seal Mitted Blaze Ragdoll has the same coat pattern as the Seal Mitted Ragdoll except for a white blaze between the eyes or the nose. Seal Mitted with Blaze Ragdoll can have a small star-shaped blaze or a slightly larger diamond shape, and in some cases, an hourglass shape.
Seal Point Mitted Ragdoll with blaze is caused by the white spotting gene and is not considered a mismark. Seal Mitted Ragdoll kitten with a blaze will have a more pronounced blaze as they mature.
Seal sepia Mitted Ragdoll
Seal Mitted Sepia Ragdoll has a dark brown body coat with brownish-black points on the face, ears, tail, and legs. Chin, chest, and paws can be light brown in color.
Seal Mitted Sepia Ragdoll kitten is born with a light brown color, unlike the traditional Ragdoll. They can also have green or gold-colored eyes. As such, they are not recognized as a breed standard.
Blue Seal Mitted Ragdoll
Blue Seal Mitted Ragdoll Cat has dark brown points in the ears, face, legs, and tail with a light gray body coat. Chin, chest, and paws are white in color.
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Seal tortie Mitted Ragdoll
Ragdoll Seal Tortie Mitted has points in the face, ears, legs, and tail that are dark brown with a mottling of red or cream. They have white chins, paws, and bellies.
Seal Mitted Tortie Ragdoll is always female because the colors seal and red are attached to two separate “X” chromosomes.
Seal Mitted Bicolor Ragdoll
Seal Bicolor Mitted Ragdoll or Seal High Mitted Bicolor Ragdoll is not recognized as a breed standard.
They have dark brown points on the ears, tail, saddle, and face, which are interrupted by a small white inverted ‘V’ pattern. The white markings on the paw can run up from the ankle up to mid-thigh on both front and back paws.
Seal Point vs Seal Mitted Ragdoll
The main difference between Seal Point and Seal Mitted Ragdoll is that Seal Point or Seal Colorpoint has dark brown points on the face, ears, legs, paws, and tail while Seal Mitted Ragdoll will have the same points but with white spots on the front and back paws.
What is the difference between Seal and Chocolate Mitted Ragdolls?
The main difference between Seal and Chocolate Mitted Ragdolls is that Seal has a brownish-black color in their points while Chocolate Mitted Ragdolls have a brown to mocha-brown color in their points.
Mitted Seal point Ragdoll size, height, and weight
Ragdolls, in general, will reach their full size by 4 years old. Seal Mitted female Ragdoll is typically smaller and lighter than their male counterparts.
|Male||9 – 11 inches||15 – 20 pounds||17 – 21 inches|
|Female||7 – 9 inches||18 – 19 pounds||17 – 19 inches|
Seal Mitted Ragdoll personality and temperament
A Ragdoll Seal Mitted is by nature an amiable cat. They are not known to hiss, scratch or bite their owners, thus, they are one of the ideal furry friends for playful children. They love human companionship and do not mind being picked up even by kids.
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Seal Mitted Ragdoll training
Training a Mitted Seal Ragdoll shouldn’t give you any headache at all. He is an intelligent kitty that can be taught obedience, litter, and even cat tricks at a tender age.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll exercise requirement
Since a Ragdoll Seal point Mitted is a bit on the lazy side. A 20-minute light playtime is sufficient for his daily exercise needs. A light stroll in the neighborhood or an indoor game would be great for a Seal Mitted Ragdoll.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll grooming and cleaning
|Grooming Needs||Grooming Frequency|
|Hair Brushing||3 – 4x weekly.|
|Nail Trimming||As needed.|
|Teeth Brushing||2 -3x weekly.|
|Bathing||Once a month.|
|Eye Care||Check weekly.|
|Ear Care||Check weekly.|
Seal Mitted Ragdoll food and diet
Regardless of color and patterns, Ragdolls are prone to bladder and kidney problems. This is why it is not recommended that you feed him with dry food. The best choice is good-quality canned cat food because of the higher level of moisture.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll health issues
We’ve listed below four (4) of the possible gene-related health issues that can affect your Seal Mitted Ragdoll:
1. Polycystic Kidney Disease
Some Ragdolls are born with tiny cysts inside their kidneys that grow larger with age.
2. Feline Obesity
Due to their inactive lifestyle, Seal Mitted Ragdolls tend to gain weight more easily compared with other active cat breeds.
Ragdolls, being long-haired, are vulnerable to developing hairballs in the digestive system as a result of too much grooming.
4. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
A heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by the thickening of the muscle walls.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll lifespan
The life expectancy of a Seal Mitter Ragdoll is 12 to 16 years.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll breeders
Did you know that responsible breeders always have websites of their own? This is the reason why they do not sell their Seal Mittted kittens in pet shops.
It is through their websites that you can get true and valuable information about their breeding practices as well as feedback from past patrons.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll kitten
The first thing you should do before bringing home your Seal point Mitted Ragdoll kitten is to kitty-proof your home.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll kittens are naturally curious about their new surroundings, so expect them to smell, taste, and even bite on anything.
It’s best to remove toxic plants, medicines, and leftover food from their sight.
It is also advisable to install window screens because a Ragdoll kitten Seal Mitted is an indoor cat and a window screen can help avoid any falls or accidents, especially if you live in apartment buildings.
You’ll also want to get cat-proof window blinds because they are cordless, eliminating the risk of your playful feline getting tangled in cords.
With sturdy materials resistant to scratches and curious paws, these blinds ensure longevity while maintaining your home’s aesthetics.
Plus, the easy operation of these blinds keeps your feline’s adventurous spirit safe and your mind at peace.
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Then prepare the basic essential kitten items before your Mitted Seal Point Ragdoll kitten comes home. Some of these essential items are a kitty bed, toys, a cat carrier, a litter box and non-clumping litter, a collar and a leash.
Aside from that, you’ll also want to look for a veterinarian that understand the health of a Ragdoll Seal Mitted kitten. The vet should be someone whom you feel comfortable talking to about various health issues like Ragdoll vaccination schedules and the perfect diet.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll price
The average price of a Seal Mitted Ragdoll is $1,200. It can be higher if you choose a show-quality kitten.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll rescue
While it’s true that the price tag of a Seal Mitted Ragdoll may not be for everyone, don’t worry if you’re on a budget. You can always check out rescue centers nearby where there are a good number of Ragdolls for adoption with a minimal fee.
If you live in the UK, the British Ragdoll Cat Club (tbrcc.co.uk/rescue-rehome) has a rehoming service where interested people like you can send them an email to express interest in adopting a Ragdoll cat.
In the US, you can visit Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue (purebredcatrescue.org/about-us). The adoption fee ranges from $150 to $500 depending on the cat’s age.
Places to find Seal Mitted Ragdoll kittens for sale
As mentioned, the best way to find your Seal Mitted Ragdoll kitty is through trusted breeders such as these two (2):
For Seal Mitted Mink Ragdoll kittens for sale UK, you may check the website of Ragzndreams Ragdolls (ragzndreamsragdolls.co.uk/seal-mitted-ragdoll). The average price of unneutered / unspayed kittens is $1,000.
If you’re in the US, Seal Point Mitted Ragdoll kittens for sale may be available at Crescent Moon Ragdolls (crescentmoonragdolls.com/ragdoll-kittens.html) where all the kittens for sale have undergone neutering/spaying procedures.
Finding a healthy Seal Mitted Ragdoll for sale
Listed below are two (2) breeders who have adult Seal Mitted Ragdoll for sale.
USA Purrs Ragdoll Cattery (usapurrs.com/available-adult-ragdolls) currently has a male adult Seal Mitted Ragdoll for sale. You can call, text, or email the breeder if you live in Florida or somewhere near.
You can also try your luck at Lions Royale Ragdolls (lionsroyale.com/older-cats-and-kittens-needing-homes). Feel free to contact them and see if they have an available Seal Mitted Ragdoll adult cat for sale.
Seal Mitted Ragdoll: Pros and Cons
Here is a rundown of what you can expect in case you decide to care for a Seal Mitted Ragdoll.
|Mellow personality.||Cannot tolerate solitude.|
|Good and patient with boisterous kids.||Prone to genetic related diseases.|
|Can live peacefully with other housepets.||Easily gains unwanted pounds.|
|Only needs low forms of exercise.||Coat needs to be brushed often.|
|Can learn cat tricks.||Not hypoallergenic.|
|Does not have any aggressive tendencies.||Should not be allowed to go out by himself because he does not know how to defend himself from potential enemies.|
Is the Seal Mitted Ragdoll right for me?
If you work long hours or travel frequently, a Seal Mitted Ragdoll may not be the right feline companion for you. Seal Mitted Ragdoll and Ragdolls in general are people-oriented cats that demands attention and company.
A Seal Mitted Ragdoll is best cared for by someone who can promise companionship, plus, of course, has the financial means to provide the daily essentials to be happy and healthy.
A Seal Mitted Ragdoll can cost between $1,200 and $1,500. You can expect the average price of a Seal Mitted Ragdoll to be around $1,200. If you prefer a show-quality Seal Mitted Ragdoll kitten, the price will be much higher.
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