The story of Fluffy Angora Rabbits

The story of Fluffy Angora Rabbits

The Angora rabbit is furry animal, which has been domesticated for their soft and long wool. They other angora animals of this same nature that has been domesticated are the Angora goat and cat. These animals originated from Ankara, currently Turkey and then had eventually spread out in Europe and America. The angora rabbits had been favorite pets of the French royalty by the middle of the 18th century. Various breeds of Angora rabbits have been recognized by the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders' Association).
The main characteristic of these rabbit is their fur, which is not only fluffy but also silky and satin smooth. They often appear as a huge fur ball. These animals have been domesticated and bred for their excellent fur quality, which is as only 11 microns in cross section. The angora rabbits have various breeds, which weigh and measure quite differently from one another. They can be as light as 2 kg or as heavy as 5.5 kg. The most popular breeds include Satin, Giant, French and English.

The rabbits because of their long fluffy hair suffer a condition called wool block. In this case, they ingest their own wool, which becomes a blockage in their digestive track and the movement of other food as well. It is a severe ailment, which is observed in the rabbits. Therefore, they must be groomed and clipped regularly of their hair. To combat this situation their diet must contain enough fiber to keep the gut clean. In addition, the hydration level should also be maintained.

 

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