The site is dedicated to my Angora Rabbits.

email: don@angoras.co.uk


Don’s Coastwind



My first Angora back in 1979


A gold Angora in 1985


A Blue Cream 2012

I hope you enjoy your stay on the site.  The Angora is an incredible animal, either as a pet an exhibition rabbit or just a producer of lovely Angora Fibre.


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45 Responses to Welcome

  1. Clive Hopper says:

    Can you recommend where to buy suitable clippers to cut our Angora rabbit’s coat. My wife has been using scissors up to now, but it would be simpler and quicker to use electric clippers.
    Clive Hopper

    • admin says:

      I’ve never had much luck with clippers. The coat is so fine it tends to block the blade constantly. I have used the Moser Arco for doing the back with some success but you can catch their skin so be careful. Fiskar needlework scissors are still the favourite.

  2. karen williams says:

    Ive not long bought aesculap favorita 11 clippers with 3 blades for angora rabbits.
    Pricey yes, luckily because I paid cash I got the clippers and blades all for £310. ish from, petcetra uk, I ve never seen these clippers as cheap as these, bonus , head office is only 25 minutes from me. oh boy they do there job ! take some getting use to.

    • admin says:

      I have Aesc’favorita and it’s my least favourite clipper. Find them pretty unbalanced to use on the dogs and the “Angora” blade is capable of stabbing the rabbit, particularly the front legs and underneath so be careful. I found clipping Angoras the blade also blunted very quickly. I like the Arco clipper as its light, no cord, and if you step the adjustable blade back just one step it can cope quite easily with pretty much anything. I still prefer small scissors though and can probably clip an Angora in just as much time if not less with them.

      • karen williams says:

        Thanks for the warning with the angora blade, ive only used 712 blade at moment, seems alright to use. I know what you mean regarding the blades clogging though.

  3. Katie Rigby says:

    Hi there…..any ideas where to source a cage for our lovely Angora rabbit?…..Many thanks x

  4. Magri-jade jackson says:

    Is there a waiting list for a beautiful white kit from dons true lies? 🙂

    • admin says:

      Hi Magri,
      I wont have anything available for some time as mine tend to be Summer breeders I am afraid. Keep checking back, any babies available this year will be on the website. Due to my very poor administration I am no longer keeping waiting lists 🙂

  5. Sally Doel says:

    Hi, I was just looking at your beautiful rabbits and just wanted a bit of advice if possible? I have two lionheads – one of them is very Angora-ish in her type of fur, if you know what I mean – and I’m sure she has angora in her background. She is prone to stasis and whilst I brush them both every day, I was wondering if you have any tips to avoid the horrible hair ball situation. They are fed lots of hay and only a small amount of pellets. Any tips would be welcome?

    • admin says:

      Hi Sally,
      Unfortunately the coated lionheads (quite common) have a dry fluffy coat that is prone to shedding so yes they are more prone to wool block than Pedigree Angoras. I really don’t have much trouble with wool block. I know the Americans use Papaya tablets but not sure they are available in the UK. Fresh pineapple is also beneficial as it has an enzyme that helps to break down the wool in the tummy. Thats if you rabbits will eat it, ive never tried it.
      Hope that helps but just google wool block. Oh.. and keep brushing !

  6. Julie says:

    Hi I used to keep angoras and am now going to start up again. Do you have any for sale?

    Thank you

  7. Birgit says:

    Love your Angoras ————-;–@

    best wishes from Germany


  8. Geraldine Collier says:


    I have an angora bunny (rescue) I use to take him to the groomers every 3 weeks, 50miles round trip, he hated it. Twice he came back and wouldn’t eat so had to give him some medicine to help which it did. I decided to cut his hair myself but hadn’t anticipated that it could matt so easily. It is quite a big mess under his chin. Most of him is now very short and we have half an hour each day to keep it short, but I am still having trouble with under his chin. Any suggestions. I don’t like to clip him as his skin is so tender although he was quite quiet when I did his back but I was reluctant to do anywhere else with clippers.

    Many thanks.

    • admin says:

      Best is to lay the rabbit on his back.. If you sit down and raise your feet on something you can put him on his back with his ears pinched between your knees to hold him.. Cut as close to the skin as you can under the chin and on the chest.. I clip mine down to the skin 2-3 times a year and they hardly need grooming in between clips. Just a once over with a slicker brush.

  9. Stacey says:

    Hi I have a 10 year old angora rabbit, I use an electric shaver twice a year for his back and comb and trim in between. I trained him to lie on his back on my knee and can trim underneath. He loves getting brushed and made a fuss of lol. What age can angoras live too? Most rabbits are 7 or 8 years but mine is thriving at 10 years old

    • admin says:

      Great to hear Stacey. A couple of breeder friends have 10 year old Angoras. My oldest is only 6 years, just a baby 🙂 I hope he keeps going for some time 🙂

  10. Stacey says:

    I think angoras can live 12 years plus 🙂 mines still gets up to lots of mischief even in his old age. I would love to get another angora in time but I’d need to find a good breeder like I did with muffin and get one from a baby again 🙂

  11. Donald Turner says:

    Hi Don,
    I absolutely love Angoras, they are so regal and defined. Although I would love to get another after a 25 year absence, I don’t think I could raise the money now to buy a good quality show standard one. I can still admire yours until I can afford to love my own again.
    Just out of interest how much could I expect to pay now for a good quality Angora?

    • admin says:

      Hi Donald, my namesake ! 🙂 Angoras aren’t expensive, around £50 from a breeder (compared to £££££ for a pedigree Dog or Cat). However if you are worried about affording one then affording to keep one is also an issue. Check out feed and bedding prices before you commit. I’ve been given most of my rabbits by friends 🙂

  12. andrea weeding says:

    Hi I have a rescued angora rabbit, I have never had rabbits before, let alone an Angora and have been doing my best to keep her mat free. But having got mats around her tail area I took her to the vets to be de matted today. I was shocked to the point of tears when I picked her up, due to how sore they had made her, they had taken off mats that only needed combing carefully out, in my opinion, as well as the tail area which was clipped ok with no soreness. she has at least three large areas on her torso that are very red and sore, one of which is swollen up, they have given her an antiinflamatory injection of meloxicam, I was also told she hasn’t poo’d or wee’d all day, but they have done nothing about that. I am very worried about her, could you give me any advice please. I have put a little sudocrem on her swollen sore patch, returned her to her husband, keeping her in a hutch in our lean to conservatory with a blanket over it and a heater on low. she has hay for bedding and food, water, fed with curly kale, carrots and pellets, I added a little parsley, mint and a tiny bit of banana this evening to try and stimulate her digestion. Should I complain about the vet’s treatment?

    • admin says:

      Sorry I just noticed your message. I am afraid most vets are flummoxed when it comes to Angoras. They are used to clipping Persian cats or badly matted dogs. Angoras are better clipped with scissors not clippers. If the rabbit is badly matted then sores will have started on the skin even before the vet clipped them so expect some redness. Fortunately the rabbit skin heals in record time.. even when cut or nicked fairly badly if kept clean AND DRY ! it will heal in only a couple of days. I would not use a heater.. too much heat is worse than being too cold. Mine are clipped when it is still fairly cold out, and are outside with no heating, just keep them dry. I also dont put anything on wounds, let them heal naturally.. moisture is the killer so even putting a cream on them can upset the normally fast healing process. Keep it clean and dry all the way. Hope this helps… With Angora rabbits I would seek advice form an Angora Breeder before running to your vet.. we have been doing it for years !

  13. maxine robinson says:

    Hi please can you tell my what type angora has the tufty fluff like pom poms on the ends of the ears? Thats the one i want, ive wanted one for years
    thanks maxine

    • admin says:

      Hi Maxine, Sorry I only just noticed your comment. We only have one type of Angora in the UK, simply called, “The Angora” Older English lines carry the tuffted ears, some of the more recent European Imports have fully furnished ears, I call them “Waterfall Ears” .. hope this helps.

  14. Jeasica says:

    Hey, I’ve always wanted one of these rabbits and never known where to buy one. I have two other rabbits atm and have all my life so know how to look after one. Plea help me where I can buy one or two hehe I live in torquay, Devon and can’t find one close enough. Thanks Jess x

  15. emma spring says:

    please help i am looking for an engligh angora i had one for many years until he passed away last year i am lost without him and would love another one is there any breaders local to me in south wales.

    thanks please contact me.

    • admin says:

      There are a couple of breeders near you. join the facebook page on the right margin for details of breeders with babies available.

  16. Amber Humble says:

    Hi Dom, I’m looking at getting an English angora. Do you know of any breeders in the uk?

    • admin says:

      Hi Amber.. Best to join the Facebook page on the right margin lots of people with babies right now. Hopefully there will be someone near to you.


    Hi i am looking to by 2 angoras to show ,and start to breed in a small way. do you ,or willyou have any for sale ,many thanks malcom roberts warwick ,midland

  18. Hannah Boswall says:

    Do you have any angoras for sale?

  19. Elsie says:

    Thinking of keeping angora’ for their fur & as pets. Would like to meet someone local, who I can talk to.

  20. Lindsey Sheldrake says:

    Good morning
    I’d love to buy an Angora, but can’t seem to find any breeders near me. Would you know any in the Buckinghamshire area at all please?


    • admin says:

      Hi Lindsey, sorry just saw this….. If you join the facebook page on the right margin you can contact breeders near to you and learn about caring for the breed as they are not the easiest breed to care for.

  21. Angela says:

    I have a 15 week old angora who is beautiful – however I’m having a problem with her e her coat getting very messy!
    I have her hay in a hay rack, but still find most of it in her coat every morning!
    Also I have wood based cat litter in her litter tray although she’s not litter trained yet!
    Can you advise me on her housing please?

    • admin says:

      Hi If you join the facebook group, link on the right, lots of people there to give you advice. Sadly long coated rabbits do get messy particularly with their bedding. Angora breeders tend to keep their older animals clipped short, up to around three inches. I keep mine on Shavings and chopped straw but keep them clipped fairly often. Show coats are kept on a wire flooring so all debris and urine is kept away from the much treasured show coat. Lots more advice on the FB group. If you have a pedigree Angora then your breeder should be able to offer advice. Many cross bred long haired rabbits are sold as “Angora” but they don’t have an ounce of Angora in them.

  22. Donna says:

    I rehomed a rabbit from my vets who told me he was a little fluffy runt. He is in fact a giant Angora who now weighs over 4 kilos. I love him dearly but I am not an experienced owner and am struggling to keep him matt free. He hates being combed as before I had him someone used the wrong comb on him and hurt him. I try to manage to keep on top of the matts with scissors but I am afraid of hurting him. He has been to the vets twice to be sedated and clipped but this is obviously not a good long term option. The one vet made me feel like a bad owner even though I try to trim his fur every day. I am desperate for help. Do you know of any groomers who may be able to help me? I live in Cardiff in Wales but would be willing to travel. Please help. Donna

    • admin says:

      It’s an all familiar situation at the moment sadly. Longhaired rabbits are being sold as pets, many of them are not Angoras but crossbreds with totally unmanageable coats. If you join the Facebook group, link on the right there may be someone near you who can help.

  23. Donna says:

    Thank you. I will try that.

  24. Steffi gorra says:

    Hi i see you have very beautiful your angoras , I am going to London in about a week and I love to buy one in the city would you tell me where could I buy one ?

    • admin says:

      I dont know of any active breeders in London I am afraid. Normally you would have to book a kitten from a breeder well in advance. Are you from another country ? you may be able to find the breed in your own country.

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