Posts categorised: Angora Welfare

Myxomatosis

Myxomatosis is not native to Britain, but was deliberately introduced from France in 1953 to control the wild rabbit population. It was rapidly fatal and over 99% of wild rabbits died. The virus has mutated and is now less severe, and to some extent wild rabbits have developed resistance. Domestic rabbits are still very vulnerable,… Read more »

Breeding rabbits for show

If you have acquired a pair of angoras (buck and doe) from a reputable breeder and you have checked that they are up to the standard set by the British Rabbit Council (BRC), are old enough (about eight months upwards) and are fit and well. Then you introduce the doe to the bucks cage. If… Read more »

Lopped ears on an angora

A key fault with angora rabbits it lopped ears, the cause is not easy to diagnose but it quite common in periods of excessive heat with summer litters. They can lop them due to damage and infection and in some cases it may be one or both ears. Sometimes depending on what caused them to… Read more »

Buying an Angora rabbit as a pet

All rabbits need a lot of looking after, and Angoras need more than most. Grooming several times a week, clipping 3 monthly, and they can live for 10 years! If you do not wish to use the coat it is a lot of work.

Timescales for clipping Angora rabbits

Clipping a angora rabbits should be done approximately once every 3 months to ensure they remain healthy. Once you have all the necessary equipment ready put the rabbit on your knees and brush any debris out of the coat. I usually clip the top coat first. Have your bag ready to put the wool in. Start… Read more »

Clipping angora rabbits

Most Angora owners clip their rabbit with hairdressing scissors, with the rabbit sat quietly on their knee. Injuries are extremely rare. In Britain rabbits are never restrained and relax into the positions required for clipping. The clipping doesn’t hurt, and the rabbit is used to being groomed and handled from a very early age. It is… Read more »

Problems with Babies in the nest

There can be problems with baby angora’s in the nest, so here is a quick post on what to look out for. Check for fur tangled around legs, or neck. This should be cut off as soon as you notice otherwise it could result in loss of a limb or death. It is important to… Read more »

Fur balls

Sometimes if a rabbit is not clipped every three months, they can get fur balls. You will notice the dropping joined together with fur. To solve this problem clip the rabbit and give a dose of liquid paraffin, or pineapple juice. This should break down the fur and pass it through the rabbit. If you need… Read more »

English angora house rabbits

Our Angora rabbits are house rabbits. Josie is a smoke and Winnie is a sooty fawn. They are both from Sally May. They are real characters and we love them to bits.

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 »