Quick Information About Angora Rabbits

Angora Care:

Angoras need regular grooming. This will vary in the different stages of the coat. When the coat is really short, like when you just harvest their fiber, you don’t need to groom as often. Maybe blow them out once a week to blow out any dander, but you could go a little longer as long as there are no mats. As the coat gets longer a weekly combing or blow out is sufficient. Again, check for mats, especially males who are prone to mats under their chin and cheek area.

A very loose rule of thumb, it take about 13 weeks for an angora to grow their coats back and molt. I say this is a very loose rule of thumb. I usually will harvest every 16-20 weeks depending on how ready their coats are.

Angoras need their nails clipped monthly. Clipping angora nails prevent the nails from being ripped of.

You shouldn’t have to worry about their teeth. Angoras naturally grind their teeth down when they eat. If you are finding that your angora’s teeth are growing and don’t look right you can clip the teeth. Please take your angora to a vet so either they can do it for you or show you the proper way to do this.

Angoras should be fed a high protein pellet feed, around 17-18% protein. This is needed so they can grow those beautiful coats.

Angoras should also have hay. A grass hay is perfect or Timothy hay. Don’t feed alfalfa hay, this is too high in calcium for angoras. I usually do a roughage day for my guys where I will feed only hay. This helps clean them out.

Fresh water daily is a must.

What do you need for an angora?

Angoras need a 30×30″ minimum, wire bottom cage. 36×30 is more ideal. a 36×36″ cage can be hard for owners to reach in the back to get your rabbit, and trust me they know which corner your can’t reach. Wire bottom cages are more sanitary for angoras as they don’t sit in their own waste.

Water source; whether it be a water bottle or a bowl. I personally prefer bottles as they tend to be cleaner and rabbits can’t dump them. Stainless steel bowls do have their place, especially if you live somewhere where there are cold frigid winters. Stainless steel bowls are easy to remove the ice and give fresh water, and rabbits can chew the ice to get water, where the bottles freeze and rabbits can’t get the ice. Water bottles can also break from being frozen.

Food bowl: There are many options out there for food bowls. I personally love small dog crate bowls that attach to a base and screw onto the side of the cage. These are great because they are made with heavy duty plastic that angoras can’t really chew on and they can’t be dumped easily. Now I am not saying they can’t be dumped, they can’t be dumped easily. I have a girl who has figured out how to unscrew her food dish.

Grooming supplies: A slicker brush with rubber tips, a double sided comb, nail clippers (I personally like cat clippers best for rabbits), scissors with a rounded tip, clippers, high velocity pet blow dryer (not overly necessary, but handy), a towel for your lap, and a bin to collect your fiber.

Please remember that an angora rabbit is a commitment just like any other animal. These rabbits do bond with their people and actually do like spending time with them, even when they are housed outside.

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