You will need to take extra care this summer with your Angora rabbits due to the continued good weather we are having in parts of the UK. High summer temperatures can cause severe dehydration, over heating and health problems for animals especially woolly ones. Top 10 approaches to keeping your Angora rabbits cool in hot… Read more »
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Visitors to Staffordshire’s Wool @ J13 festival on 18 & 19 May 2019 can expect heaps of wool and yarn-related fun this year – including challenges aimed at getting visitors to pick up some needles and give knitting a try.
Spring time and time to check your rabbits are fit for the summer to come. Litters should be appearing. Take doe out check her for health and milk, and check nest, remove and dead or injured babies.
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… Read more »
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
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »