The world’s biggest bunny rabbit has competition for his title of heavyweight champion this Easter, thanks to his SON.
Darius, a colossal rabbit, measuring over four feet long and weighing three and a half stone, is indisputably the world’s largest rabbit.
Jeff, however, is vying for the title this Easter, having grown to almost three feet eight inches in length.
Annette with Jeff the Rabbit
Ava Johnson, 7, struggles to lift the pair of Continental Giant rabbits in these charming images.
Annette Edwards, the owner of the bumper bunnies, is excited for Jeff to grow up and surpass his father. He’s six months old now.
Archie with Jeff the Rabbit
It costs Annette £5,000 each year to feed her six giant bunnies, who consume 2000 carrots and 700 apples.
They each consume a huge dog bowl full of specialist rabbit food and a bale of hay once each day.
According to Annette, the pair are wonderful pets and even sit on the sofa with her in cold weather.
Jeff and Darius the rabbits
“Although they are huge, they are the finest animal companions I could ask for,” Annette added.
“They’re both very laid-back and calm, typical of Jeff’s father.
The majority of rabbits enjoy being the center of attention, and these two are no exception.
“They’re even friendly to other animals! Jeff’s best buddy is my other pet, a boxer dog named Kay.”
The Continental Giants are the biggest rabbit breed, growing up to 4ft when fully grown. Darius is four foot four inches long and was bred in a bumper crop – and Jeff comes from a great crop.
Ava Johnson with Jeff the rabbit
Annette’s rabbit Darius was introduced to another of her rabbits, named Sally, a Continental Giant who grows to be three feet five inches tall.
The family resides in Annette’s backyard, but they are so large that a typical hutch is out of the question, and they each require a dog cage that would normally accommodate a pet as big as a German shepherd.
“Darius was always huge, but Jeff is enormous considering he’s just a newborn,” Annette continued.
“I’m anticipating him to be much larger than his father.”
“Once I am sure he has succeeded, his veterinarian will measure him, and then Guinness will evaluate that he is the world’s biggest rabbit.”
“Even though they’re so big, they are very low upkeep.
“They usually look after themselves.”
They play in the garden during the day and retire to their warm crates at night.
They’re quiet, clean, and practically unobtrusive. They could make excellent house bunnies if you raise them as such.
Although, they will need a good daily brush as they start to moult at the end of summer!
Also, because of being the world’s largest rabbit and his son, they have a voracious appetite in common!
“But it’s actually beneficial to keep their teeth and digestive systems healthy if they consume hay all day long.”