The continental giant rabbit is much like its cousin the Flemish giant but bigger. A lot bigger. Bigger than you might ever imagine possible. As you’ll see, these continental giants really do live up to their name.
Meet Darius, the biggest rabbit of them all. He’s a continental giant who measures more than four feet long and weighs over 50 pounds. That’s a lot of bunny! His son Jeffrey is growing fast and may eventually be even bigger than his gargantuan dad.
Darius and Jeffrey belong to Annette Edwards of Bromsgrove, England. Every year, these two behemoths along with her other continental giants manage to gnaw their way through 2,000 carrots, 700 apples, plenty of special rabbit food, and bale after bale of hay. It costs her $6,000 or $7,000 a year just to feed them. But it’s all worth it. These giant bunnies are really, really lovable. Contrary to what you might think, they’re also easier to handle than smaller rabbits. Mainly this is because they just aren’t as skittish and don’t go in for burrowing. In some ways, they’re more like dogs than rabbits. As Edwards her self describes them, “Darius, Jeffrey, and all my giants are all very, very friendly. I think that’s because of where we live in the country and they’re very laid-back. They’ve been handled since they were tiny and if you put a lot of time into animals, you get a nice bunny back.”
Check out the video we’ve posted below to see these gentle giants in action. It’s the best way to get an idea just how incredibly large these bunnies really are.
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