Angora rabbit fur

Hi, I have one Giant English Angora and a silky angora.


I have been advised by the breeder, that I should keep on cutting their fur every 2-3 months, please confirm if that's necessary, as I have just kept them as pets, and no business reasons.

Thanks
Victoria

***** Karen Sez *****
We cannot answer you with authority, since we don't raise angoras. Try visiting our English Angora page, where you'll find links to folks who I'm sure can answer you correctly: http://www.raising-rabbits.com/english-angora-rabbit.html

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Apr 29, 2013
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English Angora
by: Anonymous

Hi!
What bedding should I use for kits in their nest box when born.
Thanks:)

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Pine shavings are fine.

Jan 10, 2012
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Angora rabbit fur
by: victoria

Hi, yes that is a Satin Angora sorry :) please advise what should be the correct procedure to groom them, with a brush, or I must the cut the hairs every 2-3 months ...

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Victoria


Jan 08, 2012
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angora wool
by: Anonymous

I breed French Angoras and I have no idea what a silky angora is unless it's a Satin Angora. ?? You may cut the wool as often as YOU want. I don't know why any breeder would tell you to do it more often unless you told the breeder you don't want to groom. Grooming is important to keep the fur mat free and then it will grow long (about 1" a month) until you cut it again or it sheds out. Cutting it, however, will NOT eliminate shedding. It's like shaving a shedding dog... it just sheds out shorter hair.

If you can cut the wool off to about a half inch every few months you can sell the wool if it's 2" or longer. Spinners love the wool and if it's white they like it because it can be dyed other colors. After cutting it, put it up in ziplock bags and advertise on Craigs List or any of the websites related to fiber. It sure would be a shame to throw away money. Duhhh! Would you walk past a $5.00 bill laying on the ground? I don't think so. :)

You are welcome to contact me anytime privately if you want more information.. I am NOT an expert but I know enough angora people to get an expert's advice answer to questions. Please do NOT go to any House Rabbit Society websites for information ... especially on Angoras because their advice is bogus.

Be sure to give a good quality hay (not alfalfa) at least once a week to avoid wool block. Angoras tend to develop a block quicker because of the long hair. Keep watch on the bottoms of the German rabbit. Some do not clean as they should and shaving is NECESSARY or their bottoms stay wet and nasty. I do not keep any rabbits with dirty bumms.

HTHs
Becca
Spirit of Shenandoah Angoras & Satins
Byron, GA

***** Karen Sez *****
Thanks Becca for coming to the rescue! We concur all the way around.

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