Posts Tagged: Welfare

The Homeopathic Way

I am often asked for homeopathic remedies for rabbit ailments. The following will do no harm and may be helpful.. Tablets, mother tincture and ointments are sold by health food shops and some pharmacies. Administration of tablets can be done whether by placing directly into the mouth, (taking care not to touch the tablet by… Read more »

Lopped ears on an angora

A key fault with angora rabbits it lopped ears, the cause is not easy to diagnose but it quite common in periods of excessive heat with summer litters. They can lop them due to damage and infection and in some cases it may be one or both ears. Sometimes depending on what caused them to… Read more »

Timescales for clipping Angora rabbits

Clipping a angora rabbits should be done approximately once every 3 months to ensure they remain healthy. Once you have all the necessary equipment ready put the rabbit on your knees and brush any debris out of the coat. I usually clip the top coat first. Have your bag ready to put the wool in. Start… Read more »

Fur balls

Sometimes if a rabbit is not clipped every three months, they can get fur balls. You will notice the dropping joined together with fur. To solve this problem clip the rabbit and give a dose of liquid paraffin, or pineapple juice. This should break down the fur and pass it through the rabbit. If you need… Read more »

The eyes of an Angora rabbit

Eyes should be clear and bright. If Bucks get runny eyes, then wash out the eye in case it has something in it. Check the teeth as teeth problems can cause runny eyes. Check when you last administered Ivomectin (for mite control) if longer than two months it could be the cause. Clip the back of… Read more »

Noticing problems with your angora

If the rabbit does not come forward for its food at feeding time, there could be a problem. Check the water bottle to see if it is working properly, rabbits will not eat if they don’t have access to water. Bottles can get clogged or jammed. Next take the rabbit out and see if there is any obvious… Read more »

Essential supplies for angora breeders

Here is a list of the top essential items used by angora rabbit breeders Ivomectin Oxbow critical Care Senokot tablets Baby diarrhorea mixture Talcum no scented Baby wipes Virkon – disinfectant to kill all bugs Fly papers Savlon liquid and cream Rear guard– for fly strike (when parts of the body (usually rear end) gets… 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 »

Mating and breeding angora rabbits

Only healthy rabbits should be mated. Malocclusion of teeth and congenital eye problems are hereditary and rabbits with these problems should not be bred from. Rabbits should not be mated until full maturity at 8 months old. Most breeders wait until the doe is about nine to ten months, and then only if the doe… Read more »

Runny eyes

There are several reasons for runny eyes in a rabbit, and it is important to seek the advice of a vet if the problem persists. Congenital or hereditary Occasionally a number of babies in a litter may have runny eyes due to inherited eye lid deformities, where the tears spill over the eyelids instead of… Read more »