Posts categorised: General interest

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 »

National Angora Club Craft Festivals 2018

The National Angora Club have now planned the craft festivals for 2018. The Club will be attending Wool@j13 in Penkridge on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. Plus Woolfest in Cockermouth on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June, Fibre-East in Ampthill, Bedford Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July and British Wool Show in Murton,… Read more »