Facts about Satin Angora Rabbits. The Satin Angora Rabbit is a breed of Angora Rabbits, which is created by crossing a Satin Rabbit breed and a French Angora Rabbit breed. The Satin Angora Rabbit breed is known for the high shine of the wool, which is commonly called as sanitized wool. The Satin Angora Rabbit looks like the French Angora Rabbit, and it has no furnishings on the ears, face, or feet. The Satin Angora Rabbit is also trouble-free to groom when compared to other Angora rabbit breeds, even though the soft texture of the fur makes matting a problem, and it needs daily combing. The wool of the Satin Angora Rabbit breed is stronger for spinning than other Angora varieties of rabbits, although it is measured trickier to spin because it is greasier.
Features of Satin Angora Rabbit
The Satin Angora Rabbit is a small size rabbit that carries a body weight, ranging from 6.6 lbs to 10 lbs (3.0 kg to 4.5 kg). The hair shaft of the Satin Angora Rabbit breed has a semi-translucent external shell and reflects light, causing deep color, high shine, and extreme malleable texture of its wool. However, it is often tough to see in the wool. However, the best place to search for a Satin sheen, in addition to the best place to identify the color of the rabbit, is the ears and the head. In these parts of the Satin Angora Rabbit, the wool is thick and small. The same amount of color is packed into every hair on the head as it is multiplied over each of the 2 to 5 inch (5 to 12.7 cm) long wool fibers, so it can be easily seen on the ear and the head of the Satin Angora Rabbit.
Though the Satin Angora Rabbit is recognized for its wool, it does not create as much wool as other Angora rabbit breeds. This attribute is being enhanced upon through choosy breeding. The coats of the Satin Angora Rabbit breed are formed by a recessive gene that makes the covering around the color on each hair to be transparent to allow some light to pass rather than a thick, normal fur, which offers the coat a high shine. The satin gene causes the diameter of all hairs to be smaller than usual wool, as well, thus, the Satin Angora Rabbit has the premium wool of any breed.
"Scientific name for Satin 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.
The Satin Angora Rabbit breeds that are exposed at the American Rabbit Breeders Association shows include the white type breeds and the colored breeds. Like with other ARBA approved rabbits, the toenails of this rabbit breed appear in a single color. The color of a Satin Angora Rabbit is decided by the color of its feet, head, and tail.
Temperament of Satin Angora Rabbit
The Satin Angora Rabbit breeds are friendly and gentle and they are strong and industrious. The Satin Angora Rabbits are considered people rabbits. Though several Angora Rabbit breeds are developed for their meat, this Satin Angora Rabbit breed is developed to live a long useful life for making wool. Satin Angora Rabbits are easy to handle and they are active, inquisitive, and a bit clownish. It is fantastic having these Satin Angora Rabbits because they come up for petting and greet their owners at the door of their cage every morning.
Satin 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.
Satin 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 the Satin Angora Rabbit to see predators from all directions. The Satin Angora Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
Pet Satin Angora Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a Satin Angora Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female Satin Angora Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
Satin Angora Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. Satin Angora Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a Satin Angora Rabbit teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Satin Angora Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
The male Satin Angora Rabbit is called a buck and a female Satin Angora Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Satin Angora Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). Satin Angora Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
Satin Angora Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. Satin Angora Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. Satin Angora Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours.
Rabbits as pets enjoy wet food, carrots, hay or lettuce, a good one is dark leaf lettuce. (Iceberg lettuce contains too much water and too little fiber to be suitable.) Limit giving them fruit with sugar in it. Alfalfa provides the high caloric content necessary for baby bunnies development. Once Satin Angora Rabbits reach seven months of age, gradually switch them over to timothy hay, oat hay, or orchard grass. Avoid giving them yard clippings, since grass is often sprayed with fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides, and other chemicals rabbits should not be eating. The Satin Angora Rabbit diet should consist of 70% of Hay and make sure they have fresh water every day.
For bedding, give Satin 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 Satin Angora Rabbit.