The birth of babies is an anxious time. Once the doe has given birth, lift her out carefully if she will let you. Remove any dead babies, and return warm stragglers to the nest. Chilled babies found out of the nest can be picked up with hands rubbed in the doe’s litter and warmed carefully…. Read more »
Posts categorised: Angora Welfare
It is important to remember that Angoras can have large litters. Six- eight babies are not uncommon. Before breeding think carefully about what you would like to breed for, and where the potential babies will find good homes.
Angora rabbits can live up to 10 years, although 5-8 years is more common. A wool rabbit will need grooming 1-3 times weekly and clipping 3 monthly in addition to the feeding, cleaning, exercising, vaccination and occasional vet’s attention that all rabbits require. It is a long term commitment!
Angora rabbits, like all rabbits, enjoy being outside. When it is dry weather, try to let your Angoras out in a run on grass so they can exercise, obtain fresh air and eat grass. They are fun to watch as they tend to do flying kicks, leap in the air and get up to all… Read more »
Angora rabbits need water as part of their daily routine. Wild rabbits tend to get sufficient water from eating grass and greens whilst domesticated rabbits have a largely dry diet and need to have additional water supplied in their cages. This can be through a bottle attached to the cage door held in place by… Read more »
At Ethical Angora we believe there should be only one way to produce Angora yarns and that’s by keeping rabbits to the highest welfare standards possible, with respect for their natures and a little bit of love thrown in for good measure.
Everyone will have their own way of doing things when it comes to keeping their own Angora rabbits. This is the routine of an experienced breeder. Rabbits can be fed once or twice a day and appreciate being fed at the same time or times every day.
The welfare of the Angora rabbit is very important to all members of the National Angora Club, whether exhibitors, craftspeople, pet owners or members with a combination of all three interests.
This welfare code has been unofficial for many years, and has now been discussed at our Annual General Meeting and published in our yearbook. National Angora Club Members: Make the welfare of the rabbit their priority. Do not breed Angora rabbits for sale for commercial gain. Sell only to vetted private owners and not to… Read more »
Top 10 approaches to keeping your Angoras cool in hot weather: Clip them to remove the large long coats Use frozen bottles of water or frozen pads so they can sit by them to cool down Hang a wet towel in front of their cage or cover part of the hutch with a wet towel… Read more »