Satin Angora Rabbit
History of the Satin Angora Rabbit
The Satin Angora Rabbit is derived from cross-breeding between a Satin and a French Angora. Satin Angora rabbits are often used as fiber animals, which means they are bred to shave their coat – a process that doesn’t cause any discomfort. They are shown at ARBA shows using the types “white” and “colored” (broken not yet approved). As with other ARBA shown rabbits, toenails should also be only one color. The color of a Satin Angora is determined by the color of its head, feet, and tail.
The health issues that Angoras are at-risk for include ear mites, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, snuffles, coccidiosis, enteritis, fly strike, wool block and myxomatosis.
Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fiber which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion. Rabbits have a sweet tooth and would probably love to eat a lot of fruit. However, because of the high sugar content, fruits should be fed only as treats.
Without enough water, intestinal contents can become very dry and get stuck. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
Satin Angora rabbits have a commercial body type with 6-9 pounds (2.7-4kg) weight. They have relatively plain ears that can sometimes be slightly tufted and their oval head has a broad forehead.
Fur / Coat
A Satin Angora’s fur is their pride and joy . Their wool is finer, softer and silkier than other Angora rabbits.
Satin Angoras do well with other rabbits and also enjoy human attention. Angoras are generally happy bunnies that are incredibly friendly with everyone they meet, even strangers.