Posts categorised: General interest

National Angora Club Facebook page

The National Angora Rabbit Club UK Facebook page was originally set up for National Angora Club members. However over the years there are a number of people who have let their memberships lapse. Please can members renew as soon as possible to continue access to the Facebook group. Please send subscriptions to Sally May, Treasurer,… Read more »

Photographing angora rabbits

This is not an easy process, like any animal they are keen to move about and tend not to want to pose for the camera. It does depend on each individual and they all have their own personalities and behavioral traits.

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.

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 »

Grooming angora rabbits

Babies intended for exhibition will require daily grooming from about 6 weeks old onwards. Rabbits for exhibition should have a British Rabbit Council (BRC) ring size E slipped on to a hind leg at between 6-8 weeks depending on growth rate. NB: This is most important as non ringed rabbits cannot be shown.

What to look for in a good Angora rabbit

Firstly, topside and its coat. If it is a young rabbit or 3 – 4 months it may not be clipped and if it hasn’t it may be said to be in ‘Show Coat’ which does not necessarily mean it is up to show standard, it simply means it has not been clipped. Either way… Read more »

An introduction to the coloured angora rabbit

The appeal of the coloured Angora does not rest with the beauty of its appearance, but holds still more fascination for those who make use of its wool. It is often said that only a handspinner can really appreciate coloureds to the full and only when one handles the wool do the material qualities of… 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 »