Posts categorised: Angora Welfare

Choosing a rabbit bowl

If you are planning on showing an angora, you will need to have a large ceramic bowl, this is to ensure that their face furnishings are not covered in food debris when they are eating. This does not mean that you have to fill the bowl up. Plastic bowls tend to get chewed by rabbits and this… Read more »

The eyes of an Angora rabbit

Eyes should be clear and bright. If Bucks get runny eyes, then wash out the eye in case it has something in it. Check the teeth as teeth problems can cause runny eyes. Check when you last administered Ivomectin (for mite control) if longer than two months it could be the cause. Clip the back of… Read more »

Noticing problems with your angora

If the rabbit does not come forward for its food at feeding time, there could be a problem. Check the water bottle to see if it is working properly, rabbits will not eat if they don’t have access to water. Bottles can get clogged or jammed. Next take the rabbit out and see if there is any obvious… Read more »

Happy Easter from the National Angora Club

Happy Easter from the National Angora Club, who wouldn’t love to see a cute English Angora rabbit baby at Easter. However, please think twice before buying a rabbit for someone for Easter, they do make ideal pets but they should not be an impulse purchase. If you are thinking of buying a rabbit, then research… Read more »

Buying an Angora rabbit for wool

Angora rabbits make excellent pets for spinners. One Angora rabbit can produce as much as 400g of wool per year and as it is spun fine and at high twist, a little Angora goes a long way. An exhibition Angora rabbit will be excellent for wool, but breeders will often let a rabbit with a… Read more »

Essential supplies for angora breeders

Here is a list of the top essential items used by angora rabbit breeders Ivomectin Oxbow critical Care Senokot tablets Baby diarrhorea mixture Talcum no scented Baby wipes Virkon – disinfectant to kill all bugs Fly papers Savlon liquid and cream Rear guard– for fly strike (when parts of the body (usually rear end) gets… Read more »

Feeding angora rabbits

All rabbits require a high fibre diet and Angoras are no exception. It is important to have a regular pattern of feeding. Owners can feed twice daily or once daily but the rabbits appreciate the same routine. A sample routine is hay, water check and a small amount of greens before work on a morning,… Read more »

Mating and breeding angora rabbits

Only healthy rabbits should be mated. Malocclusion of teeth and congenital eye problems are hereditary and rabbits with these problems should not be bred from. Rabbits should not be mated until full maturity at 8 months old. Most breeders wait until the doe is about nine to ten months, and then only if the doe… Read more »

Runny eyes

There are several reasons for runny eyes in a rabbit, and it is important to seek the advice of a vet if the problem persists. Congenital or hereditary Occasionally a number of babies in a litter may have runny eyes due to inherited eye lid deformities, where the tears spill over the eyelids instead of… Read more »

Health requirements for Angoras

General health Keeping your angora rabbits healthy is the key. If you can provide them with the essentials of good welfare this makes for a happy healthy angora rabbit. However, in some circumstances even when they appear to have everything they may need they can become poorly for a range of reasons so here are… Read more »