At 4ft 4in (1.3m) and 22.2kg, Darius is currently the biggest rabbit in the world, but he may not hold that title for much longer, because there’s a new pretender – his son. Jeff is 3ft 8in (1.1m) and has about 6 months of growing left, so his owner, Annette Edwards, expects him to grow larger than his dad.
The two are members of the Continental Giant breed, which was bred for meat but is now prized as an intelligent and loving house pet. Given their size, they sleep in large dog crates instead of rabbit hutches. The rabbits Edwards holds eat their way through 2,000 carrots and 700 apples a year, as well as special rabbit food, all of which costs her £5,000.
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