New cats on the block! Ragdolls vs Maine Coons.

The relatively new beauties in the cat world are the Ragdolls. Maybe you haven’t heard about their name but you must have seen them. These cats are semi longhaired cats with gorgeous blue eyes who remind us a lot of the Himalayan cats and Siamese cats but with a long hair.

Ragdolls were developed in 1960s by Ann Baker in Riverside, California who for the breeding selected cats with gentle personalities, large size and beautiful patterns. The result was a beautiful Ragdoll who is one of the friendliest cats, likes to be petted and are always by their human’s side, come on their call, sit in their lap and enjoy with them. They are also one of the large cats so here in this article we will make a comparison with another large cat – Maine Coon. We already wrote about them, so you sure know their main characteristics.

The look

Ragdolls are pointed cats with sweet expression, medium sized ears with rounded tips with oval blue eyes. On the other hand, Maine coons have large ears, lynx tipped that makes them look like a wild cat. Both cat breeds have broad head and plush coat. Maine coons are usually larger than Ragdolls.

Ragdoll cat


Both cats, Maine coons and Ragdolls are very friendly cats, however there is a difference between them. Maine coons are more independent and don’t want to be held all the time. Comparing both – they are lazier than Ragdolls. Unlike them, the Ragdolls love to be around their owner constantly and like to be held in the lap. They prefer to be in a home atmosphere, don’t want to wander a lot.


Maine Coons are one of the oldest cat breeds. Unlike them, Ragdolls are new, as aforementioned developed in 1960s. However, they both originate from the United States.

Life expectancy

Maine Coon cat

Ragdolls live much longer than Maine coons. The average life expectancy of the Ragdolls is 18 to 20 years, whereas Maine Coon live usually from 12 to 13 years.


Maine Coons are a bit more difficult to be groomed, because their hair is longer and thicker than Ragdolls’.


Ragdolls are much more expensive than Maine Coons. Average price for the first is $850 and for the latter is $350.

Which one you like more?


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5 thoughts on “New cats on the block! Ragdolls vs Maine Coons.

  • June 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Wow…so wrong. Maine Coons are more in the 800 – 1000 range. Maine Coon’s independent and don’t want to be held long? They haven’t met my Coonies. All they have ever wanted is to be with me, in my lap, not always easy when one is 28 lbs.

    • June 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      I agree .. the price is too low. They are definitely more expensive then 300.00 and my Kramer won’t leave my side neither. He’s a mamas boy .. involved in everything

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