Facts about English Angora Rabbits. The English Angora Rabbit is a domestic rabbit breed, which is a native to Angora. This rabbit was developed for its long, spongy wool. The English Angora Rabbit breed is among the oldest varieties of domestic rabbit breeds, together with the Angora goat and Angora cat. The English Angora Rabbits were admired pets with French royalty during the middle part of the eighteenth century, and extend to other countries of Europe by the end of that century. The English Angora Rabbit breed initially introduced in the United States during the early twentieth century. The English Angora Rabbit are developed largely for their lengthy Angora wool.
English Angora Rabbit. "Scientific name for English Angora Rabbit is Oryctolagus cuniculus". "Fear of Rabbits Leporiphobia". All rabbit breeds are "lagomorphs" various plant-eating mammal of the order Lagomorpha ; a hare, rabbit, or pika.
Features of English Angora Rabbit
The English Angora is a small size rabbit, with a thick woolen body weight ranging from 4.4 lbs to 7.7 lbs (2.0 kg to 3.5 kg). The English Angora Rabbit breeds are decorated with fur, developments of wool on their ears and their whole face, except on top of their nose, and their front feet.
This English Angora Rabbit breed is commonly considered as a pet, and has facial features that resemble the look of a teddy bear or puppy dog. If the quality of the wool is exact, the upholding is fairly easy and if the texture of the English Angora Rabbit breed is cottony, it needs a great deal of upholding.
The English Angora Rabbit can be developed to have broken colors, such as white color with black colored spots. The toenails of the English Angora Rabbits have a single color, and they have folded ears over at the tips, and the furnishings on their face will cover their eyes. This is the only rabbit breed that has its eyes and face covered by hairs.
The English Angora Rabbit needs exercise similar to humans because the coat of this rabbit breed can pick up leaves, dirt, and stickers from the floor, so it is required to confine them in a dirt free area.
During outdoor exercises, female English Angora Rabbits can run jointly, and the young bunnies can run jointly, as well. However, usually, the male English Angora Rabbits will not run together because they are violent by nature, so each male rabbit will run by himself.
Diet of English Angora Rabbit
In the captive, the English Angora Rabbit is fed with abundant and limitless, fresh, horse-quality hay and they are fed with pellet diets, as well. The English Angora Rabbit breeds prefer to drink fresh water and they will drink more water when compared to other rabbit breeds. Usually, the English Angora Rabbits are fed with high protein diet to encourage the growth of their wool. Most of the English Angora Rabbits take pleasure in all likely treats, such as dry bread, particularly the dry French bread, grass, such as fresh wild weed grass, greens, fruits, such as apples, oranges, melons, grapefruits, plums, peaches, corn, carrots, and corn stalks, etc.
Temperament of English Angora Rabbit
The English Angora Rabbit is a calm and passive rabbit, but it is supposed to be handled cautiously. The English Angora Rabbit breed needs frequent grooming to prevent the fiber from matting and falling on the eyes of the rabbit. The English Angora Rabbit breeds are shorn once in three to four months all through the year
English Angora Rabbits are born without fur and its eyes are closed. Half of the rabbits in the world live in North America. Rabbits are comfortable living in groups. European rabbits like to live in burrows underground. Warren is known as a group of burrows. Cottontail Rabbits are the only rabbit that does not live under ground.
The male English Angora Rabbit is called a buck and a female English Angora Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
English Angora Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). English Angora Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
English Angora Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a English Angora Rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. English Angora Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a English Angora Rabbits teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
English Angora Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
English Angora Rabbits have an outstanding sense of vision, smell and hearing. Having eyes on the side of their head and being so big, gives them nearly 360 degrees vision, allowing them to see predators from all directions. The English Angora Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Pet English Angora Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a English Angora Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female English Angora Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
English Angora Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. English Angora Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. English Angora Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
For bedding, give English Angora Rabbits wood pellets or aspen. You can use pelleted horse bedding. Do not give them pine or cedar. Clean the cage with either white vinegar or a cage safe cleaner; don’t use bathroom cleaner or other things that are toxic for the pet cage.
De-worming is a major concern and should be done in the spring and fall. A pea sized amount of de-worming paste in the rabbit's mouth is sufficient for the English Angora Rabbit.