Mini Rex Rabbit
History of the Mini Rex Rabbit
The Mini Rex Rabbit is a breed derived in France in the late 19th century. The first ‘mini’ Rex rabbits were a result of cross-breeding Netherland Dwarfs with Rex rabbits. The Mini Rex was recognized in the United States in 1988, and in Britain in 1990, with a breed standard very similar to the Standard Rex, except for their smaller size.
Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. It has many benefitsInclude pellets in your rabbit’s diet, in moderation. Unlike most animals, rabbit teeth never stop growing. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fibre which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth.
Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion. Rabbits have a sweet tooth and would probably love to eat a lot of fruit. However, because of the high sugar content, fruits should be fed only as treats. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
|The Senior Bucks||4 pounds (1.8kg)|
|The Senior Does||4.25 pounds (1.9 kg)|
|Junior Buck and Does||2-3.5 pounds (0.9-1.5kg)|
Fur / Coat
The coat is dense, smooth and level with a firm, plush texture. Don’t brush the Mini Rex’s coat too often, as it may actually damage the fur’s texture.
Mini Rex are quite active rabbits and can be boisterous and playful. They are intelligent and affectionate, very maternal , and enjoy company. They are not so good with children. When it comes to toys, rabbits do benefit from having some entertainment.