How to care for my Angora rabbit

Angora rabbits are easy to recognize because of their long, silky hair. There are people who choose them as pets because they are entertaining and easy to take care of, others, for competitions (as there are also dogs and cats). Do they require the same care? Angora rabbits have a coat that requires more careful attention than rabbits of other breeds. That's why from .com we want to tell you how to take care of an Angora rabbit.

Steps to follow:


In the care of an Angora rabbit, bathing is not recommended, as it is not recommended for any rabbit because they get very nervous and it can be a traumatic experience. But, sometimes you will have no choice but to bathe, but do it only 2 or 3 times a year and with a shampoo suitable for him. Dry it with a towel before using a hair dryer, as the dryer can be frightening.


You have to keep in mind, that your Angora rabbit needs to have his hair brushed, because it is very long and thus avoid knots or diseases related to bugs. You should brush it at least two or three times a week. Make it soft and slow, so your rabbit gets used to it and does not feel threatened.


Think that even if they take care of themselves (like cats) they can knot them or swallow hair, rabbits do not vomit their hair like cats do, which can cause their stomach to get full and stop eating, and endanger his life. If you do very dry stools, very small and do not eat, go to the vet. That is why it is very important to brush your hair often.


The ideal brush should be metal, and if you can not untangle a complicated knot, cut it carefully.


It is very important that your feed does not lack hay, because it helps you avoid possible intestinal problems and even some rabbits like to use it as a bed. This works for all rabbits.


In your daily food, you can look for foods that have vitamins, especially for your teeth. You can also give small pieces of vegetables such as carrots (2 or 3 times a week). They like the leaves of the carrots very much, so once a day a few and well washed ... you will love it!


Your cage should be large, since Angora rabbits can weigh up to 4 kilos in adulthood, although the normal is 2 kilos. You will need to move and run so that your muscles do not atrophy. It would also be appropriate to remove him from his cage at least once a day so he can exercise. The cage must be well ventilated and with a temperature not higher than 30ºC or less than 10ºC.


The nails should be cut from time to time as they do not stop growing and can cause problems. By living in a cage, you can not scratch and cut your nails naturally.


Check that the teeth of your Angora rabbit are healthy and go to your veterinarian for any questions.