Saturday, September 15, 2012

Phatveggie's Angora Rabbitry

Well the rabbitry has finally come to life. This week I brought home two angora rabbits from the same litter. Vidal (Gore Vidal) is the fawn colored one and his little brother is PeeWee. PeeWee is a fighter. Bless his little heart. Today I bought a REW doe whose name is Eudora (Welty). We have set up a rabbitry in our garage. So far we have been able to keep the temperature in the 70's. We pull the cool air in during the night and then close up during the day. Next summer we will have to buy a swamp cooler for the studio/garage.

They love their play time and treat time in the afternoon. I give them parsley and lettuce from the garden. I have been developing grooming habits so they are used to me. I plan on getting four stock rabbits and keep them for a year before I do any breeding. We have set a limit for our rabbitry for 10 rabbits. That should keep me busy.