General advice on keeping Angora rabbits

If your rabbit doesn’t come forward for its feed, time to check for problem teeth, worms or any other obvious problems. This time of year if it’s warm during the day, mites are about. Time to check backs of necks for knots or any obvious signs of scratching. Clip knots and treat with ivomec. Check again in a week. 

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for the National Angora Club is to be held at 1pm at the stock show venue at Wyken Coomunity Centre, Westmorland Rd, Wyken,Coventry  Please send any items for the agenda to myself or Lesley Hordon. There will be a 3 star and a 1 star stock show.
Written by Chris Hamilton Secretary

Otitis – ear problems

Lopped ear

Ear problems are  common in angoras and Otitis is very common in Lops. If it is left untreated internally it may cause head tilt and can lead on to cause a respiratory infection. This inner ear infection can be diagnosed with an x-ray or CT scan. Externa Otitis can be treated with topical anit-microbials. Not to be confused with Psoroptes Cuniculi or rabbit ear mites which cause thick crusty scabs in the auditory canal.

For the beginner

First make sure you have the time to spare on this lovely breed, as it does need a good bit of your time to keep them fit for the show.

Get in touch with the Secretary of the breed and ask for the address of a breeder near you so that you can go and see how to house tour angora and in all ways learn as much as you can about the breed before you go in for them as they are so different from the normal coated rabbits.

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Things to avoid feeding

Mixed selection of hard feed and greens

Do not feed your angora rabbits the following food types as these are harmful to them

  • Yew
  • Nightshade purple flower or white
  • Spurge
  • Fools parsley
  • Feverfew
  • Lords and ladies
  • Aconite
  • Anemone
  • Arum
  • Autumn crocus
  • Bellandona
  • Corn Cockle
  • Docks
  • Dog Mercury
  • Elder
  • Figwort or Pilewort
  • Corn Flag
  • Henbane
  • Oak
  • Bryony with berries
  • Pimpernels
  • Laburnum
  • Hemlock
  • Buttercup
  • Celandine
  • Foxglove
  • Poppies
  • Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Toadflax
  • Travellers joy
  • Spurge Family
  • Woodbine
  • Ivy
  • Bluebell
  • Black Bindweed