English Angora Rabbit
The English Angora Rabbit is one of the oldest domesticated rabbits with long white coats of fur. They are from the region of Angora Turkey which is most likely how they received their name. They came to the United States in the thirties imported from France and other European nations. They are sweet and loving in nature and make great household pets.
Appearance of the English Angora Rabbit
- long white coats of fur
- their bodies are small and compact
- short legs
- ears are furry and have a slight lop to them
- they have furry white faces with inset eyes that are usually covered by fur
- furry white feet
- only rabbit that have furry facial features
- can come in a vast array of colors such as brown, chestnut, chocolate, black, blue, and white
- brown spots on feet, nose and legs
The English Angora has vast amounts of fur and requires a lot of coat care. They look like little balls of cotton, and have furry feet that also need to be well maintained. They prefer brushing daily due to their long coats of fur; you need to brush them at least twice a week to avoid matting. It is best to buy a pet grooming brush from your local pet store for this particular rabbit breed. I also recommend that you buy a pair of high quality barbers scissors and a good straight edge razor (I use a Dovo Cut-Throat). Good tools will help you keep your rabbits fur healthy.
Do English Angora Rabbits make good pets?
The English Angora is widely popular as a household pet. If you do decide to own this particular rabbit you must get them cut on a regular basis; vets suggest a puppy cut to avoid coat matting. It’s best to keep shears on hand for this wholly rabbit in order to maintain their fur. These rabbits are great with kids due to their sweet and docile nature.
Care and Maintenance of the English Angora
- best to brush daily, at the least two to three times a week
- require regular trips to the groomer or sheared monthly at home
- due to the large amounts of care it is not recommended to own if you are a novice
- they can live either indoors or outdoors
- cage and bedding need to be changed a few times a week because of their fur
- they do not handle bad weather well so if outside their cage should be properly enclosed to a certain extent
- docile and sweet
- very sociable and like the company of pairs in their cage
- enjoy a lot of attention and play time
- they require adequate exercise at least three or four times a week to keep them happy and docile
- pellet food
The English Angora Rabbit make great household pets and are very good with children. They don’t have extensive health problems and are fairly easy to care for, provided they are properly groomed. They are cute and cuddly due to their unique coat of fur, but unlike other rabbits they require grooming pet trips on a regular basis. These rabbits make great pets, but are not recommended for the first time rabbit owner due to their extensive grooming care.