Posts categorised: General interest

Rabbit terminology

Rabbit terminology NAC – National Angora Club BRC- British rabbit Council CC – Challenge certificate BIS – Best in Show BOB – Best of Breed AOC – any other colour AA – Any age Ad – Adult rabbit over five months old U/5 – Rabbit under five months U/4 – rabbit under four months old… Read more »

An Ode to Perseverance!

The coat is long and gets so dirty When it gets matted it doesn’t deter me The ears well pulled, the nose all furry The feet go yellow, the bum does too! No, it still won’t make me feel blue Tips get chewed, the rabbit goes in moult Just can’t and still won’t call a… Read more »

Angora rabbit Ralph

Ralph was bred at The Bourne Stud Angoras in January 2016 and moved in with myself, Nikita Harrison in May 2016.  Living outdoors, Ralph spends lots of his time freely exploring the gardens. Fortunate to have a garden backed onto 2,600 acres of woodland, Ralph’s adventures are often joined by many different wildlife species, from… Read more »

Angora rabbits visit to Tatler Magazine

I was contacted by a representative of Tatler magazine back in early February. She had been given my name by Yvonne Hobbs-Fothergill as someone, who might be able to help as I lived closer to London. They wanted to do a video shoot of Angora rabbits, and could they have four of varying colours including… Read more »

Foster and abandoned babies

Things to consider prior to breeding Angoras Most births go well. However it is important to be prepared for one or more of the following: Abandoned babies by their mother Inexperienced mothers who over zealously clean their babies Too large a litter. The mother cannot cope and abandons one or more of the babies Mother… Read more »

PJ the hand reared angora rabbit

PJ was born on 14th November 2015. We were about to leave to visit Kew Gardens, Derek and our son in law to the Archives in search of ancestors and Orlanda and myself to wander around Kew Gardens. On doing a check on the rabbits, before I left, I found a smoke baby, born to Josca… Read more »

Pet Taxi UK

Welcome to Pet Taxi UK – Specialist Animal Courier – The “Pawfect” Solution!  We are now heading into our fourth year of delivering our DEFRA Licensed Services across the UK and into Europe on behalf of pet owners, breeders and private Zoos. Our furthest journey so far was to the border of Switzerland to deliver 10… Read more »

Angora rabbit books

We would recommend two books in particular that are useful for Angora enthusiasts. A Beginner’s Guide to the English Angora by Barbara Pratley & Yvonne Hobbs Available from Fur and Feather Magazine £5.50 inc postage This book covers purchasing, housing, feeding, exhibition grooming, exhibition, breeding, wool harvesting and health. 48 pages. Written by two well known… Read more »

RHVD 1 and 2 (also see vaccinations)

RHVD is a serious issue for rabbits. There are two forms of the virus. RVHD1 arrived in Britain in the 1990s. It is highly contagious and can spread from rabbit to rabbit and on footwear and clothing. RVHD1 usually only affects rabbits over 2 months old. Symptoms include sudden death, bleeding from orifices, fits and… Read more »