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Rabbit Care

Understanding English Angoras

I believe it is important for people to consider the care and time that English angoras require. There is a plethora of resources available to help learn more about this amazing breed of rabbit. Every rabbit purchased from me is provided with transition food, pedigree (if available) and a basic care packet of information I find helpful to the first-time angora owner. Rabbits require the same level of commitment as a dog or cat. They need space to roam and can live up to 10 years. Angoras require regular grooming to keep them healthy. Without regular grooming their wool becomes matted and can actually irritate the rabbit's skin.  You must become comfortable with grooming your rabbit regularly and be prepared for inevitable matting that may occur from the rabbit getting wet in their water bowl or having hay tangled in their wool.  Angoras are not like normal rabbits they produce wool! Their wool grows up to 1 inch each month. Temperature is important when housing angoras what may be considered comfortable for you inside your home may be hot for an angora rabbit as their wool keeps them very warm, they are actually well suited to cooler environments. Heat is a threat to the rabbit's well-being they must be kept cool in summer and wool should be kept short if the inside of your home is hot.  Fans and cool water are your rabbit's best friend. Your bunny will bond with you and learn your routine over time. Access to clean water and food at all times is important a bunny's digestive system is always at work so they must be able to graze on hay all day. As prey animals' loud sounds and sudden movement can easily scare your rabbit. Being aware of how your bunny will bond with any other animals in your home is important as well. I believe in researching any animal before committing to becoming their caretaker. 

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