Quiz time? What do you think is the length of the world biggest bunny? Three, four, five feet? Just over four feet? You’re almost there. Darius, owned by Annette Edwards is the world’s largest bunny, is 4 feet, 4 inches long and weighs three and a half pounds. He currently holds the Guinness world record of the same. His son. Jeffrey comes in close at second place and is 3 feet 8 inches tall. With his projected growth rate, Jeffrey will surely snatch the record from his father particularly because he has about six months left before his growth plateaus.
Annette says that these rabbits also called Continental Giant Rabbits consume about £5,000 in apples, carrots, bales of hay among other vegetables to keep their huge appetites at bay. No wonder they are called Continental Giant Rabbits- you can imagine them having continental breakfast, lunch and dinner only not light. She attributes their rapid growth to the fact that they live in the country where the environment is peaceful and tranquil. This and their laid back character which makes them live in harmony with everyone is to them, the perfect lifestyle. These breed of rabbits usually live to eight or nine years. Annette knows that they have a couple more years together.
What amazed me most is that they are bigger than your average dog. They are also easier to take care of. Probably easier to handle than dogs and cleaner than small rabbits. Therefore, if you don’t fancy having rabbits disturbing your peace by hopping all over the place and making you clean after them, then you should definitely think of getting this breed. After all, bunnies are one of the most adorable creatures in the world.
Would you pass the opportunity to cuddle Jeffrey and his dad? I wouldn’t. But let us know what you think about them in the comments section below.