It's International Rabbit Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some fun facts about this crazy-cute breed of bunnies? Angora rabbits are those fun-looking puffballs you often see in pictures and memes, and we wanted to find out more about these creatures. Learn more with these nine fun facts about Angora bunnies!
- There are four types of Angora rabbits: English, French, Giant, and Satin.
- In case you haven't noticed, Angora bunnies are really furry! Their fur can actually grow to be over 6 feet in diameter!
- Angora bunnies need to eat a lot of hay to help them digest the fur they ingest while grooming themselves. If they don't eat the hay, the fur while get stuck in their digestive tract since they can't cough it up.
- Their fur won't fall out on its own; Angora rabbits have to be sheared regularly.
- Angoras are really cute and make decent pets, but they're generally bred for their fur. Once sheared off, it's used to make clothes and other various products. You probably even have an angora sweater in your closet right now!
- French Angoras don't have woolly facial fur or woolly feet, so they tend to be the easiest to groom.
- Angora fur is finer and softer than cashmere.
- These rabbits can live to be about 7 years old.
- Angora rabbits are active and playful, sometimes enjoy the company of cats, and always enjoy companionship with their owners and other rabbits.