When breeding angora rabbits for colour, on your homestead, you need to have an understanding of basic rabbit colour genetics in order ensure that you maintain the colour choices in your herd of angora rabbits. Allow only your favorite colours to be bred and in a few seasons you may find yourself bereft of choice.
Bunnies with matted coats or a coat that is ignored when it is ready to harvest, leading to matts, can become impacted with wool. In cats, this looks like hair balls and the cat just coughs them up. But rabbits don’t regurgitate their food and so can become wool blocked by hair that they lick […]
Called ‘sore hocks, the condition exhibits as a bare patch on the bottom of the feet, with broken skin and scabbing. In extreme cases, such as when the rabbit is standing in manure or wet bedding, staph or strep infection can complicate the matter, leading to abscess and infection on the bottoms of the rear […]