Animal Stories - Mini Rex Rabbits


Animal-World Information about: Mini Rex Rabbits

A sweet, cuddly nature along with a plush velvety coat makes the Mini Rex a favorite pet bunny!
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anne - 2011-04-14
i have had rabbits for 3 to 4 years now and if you have any questions, just ask me.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-15
    Stay with us. You have EXPERIENCE. Thank you.
  • Emily Willis - 2011-05-08
    I have had rabbits for seven years and own 24 but I never stop learning and getting advice along the way. The longer you have them the more you know.
  • leslie - 2011-05-26
    How many bunnies can a Californian rabbit give birth to?
  • Anonymous - 2011-06-06
    How much do mini rex rabbits cost when they are babies?
  • Tayler - 2011-07-01
    What would you prefer better a netherland dwarf or a mini rex ?
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-07-16
    @Tayler

    A netherland dwarf are cute, lovable little bunnys. But they can be very nasty. And a mini rex, well, they can grow pretty big, so if you have a small house, I would recommend a netherland dwarf.

  • doris - 2011-09-17
    I have a mini rex that I believe may be preg. When I was petting her nose, she bit my finger. Then about 1wk. later,I reached in to get a food dish, she bit me and held on. I knocked her off but she got me again. I've only had her about 3wks.
  • Jamie Hughes - 2011-09-23
    Will they use a roll around ball. My rabbit is very hyper and I'm trying to figure out a way for her to get some of her energy out.
  • Jeanette - 2011-10-04
    i was wondering if you thought the mini rex is one of the tougher breeds
    to breed? Someone told me it was very hard to get these rabbits to breed. Is that true? thanks Jeanette
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-11
    Does the breed of a rabbit effect how much it jumps?
  • Hannah - 2011-10-15
    I just got a mini rex today, and we bought food, and a cage and everything else, but is there anything I shouldn't do? Like, is it safe to give him a bath? (I'd only put water up to his legs) and what is this about lettuce that I hear? Is that bad to give him? Please let me know. Thanks(:
  • Emily Willis - 2011-10-17
    Mini Rexes have somewhere between 2 to four babies on an average all the smaller breed are the same. Californians have somewhere between 6 to 11. so do most breeds that are over 10 pounds.
  • Kelling - 2011-11-16
    Some breeds are more hyper and so might jump more.
    @ Hannah
    Lettuce can be toxic to domestic rabbits and you should not feed them it though you can feed them dark red or dark green leaf lettuce. Mine happen to love Kale (great for vitamin a, though do not give them too much), green leaf, collard greens, romaine, and the house rabbit society has a wonderful guidebook which you should look into because they list all acceptable foods for domestic rabbits. Bathing a rabbit is a no no. They clean themselves and should be groomed by you at least once a week or more depending on the type of coat. Domestic rabbits are not able to control their temperature as well as others and if they become ten to fifteen degrees warmer or cooler than their environment might put them into shock! Also, their fur is hard to dry quickly and if they stay wet for too long, the above would be able to happen and it would be harder to help them. As that is being said, if you ever discipline them with a spray bottle, you have to make sure that they do not become drenched by it. I hope that this helps. Do please make sure to visit the house rabbit society's webpage (you can view the handbook there).
  • Kelling - 2011-11-16
    I must state that generally mini rex rabbits do not need much grooming (this is due to the fact that their primary guard hairs have been bred out, their secondary guard hairs are as short as their undercoat [this is what gives their coat the velvet feel]) while holland lops with agouti coats will need it more frequently. This is due to the differences in their coats. Grooming a rabbit can range from just wetting your hands enough to run it over their hair and collect the excess and using gloves with rubber dots to help in case you would rather not do the first to using the smallest furminator (pink) to really get the loose hair that they cannot get themselves. Also, grooming is possibly needed more among bonded rabbits because they groom themselves and their partner and are at a higher risk of getting GI stasis. So, I hope that this elaboration might help explain more.
  • Erica - 2011-11-17
    why should you not feed your bunny lettuce?
  • jess - 2011-11-22
    How long do rabbits live for
  • Anonymous - 2011-11-21
    Thank you. That was very helpful. I also have another question, my bunny has had I guess you could say runny poop... Like, he has normal poop too, but he has runny poop too... Is this normal?
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-17
    Diahrea is dangerous for a rabbit and can kill it very quickly if you do not take certain percautions. If you change the brand of food that you give it make sure you gradually change it and it doesnt have more than 16% protein. This can cause digestion problems and can kill it. Also if digestion is a problem put a little handful of oak leaves in with it one or two times a week.
  • grason - 2012-01-10
    I have had a jersey wooly for not even a year & I was wondering if there is any way to get his hind legs clean.
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Brenda - 2011-03-22
I have wanted a miniture rabbit for some time now. I'm from Windsor, Ont. Canada. I haven't been able to find one. Is there rabbits out there that stay small?

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  • Erika Talbot - 2011-03-29
    There are many kinds that stay "small." It depends on what you call small. If you're referring to one that stays "baby-size" try a Netherland Dwarf. They are very cute and I believe the smallest breed? Very easy to take care of.

    Another is Britannia Petite-although they have wild temperaments.

    Harder to find, or at least where I live ;), is the Dwarf Hotot. Holland Lops are great and adorable, as well as the Jersey Wolly. But my favorite is the Dutch. I had a female and she was so calm. Her sister was spunky. Great pets, especially as starters. Hope this helps!
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Anonymous - 2004-04-21
I owned a chinchilla mini-rex for a year and it was my favorite rabbit I have ever owned. I am thinking about getting another mini-rex to show for 4-H!

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TheHoneyBunnyTree - 2012-01-28
We have adorable mini rex baby rabbits for sale

Himalayan bucks and Himalayan does
All are litter trained
Handled, several times a day
They all have pedigrees
And The Price is Reduced

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  • Dmarie Morgan - 2012-01-31
    Yes I want a blue Mini Res
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stacey - 2012-10-24
hi there i have some babies available if anyone is interested let me know I am in toledo ohio but travel often too.

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  • Laura Jessie West - 2012-11-26
    Hello, Do you still have mini rex rabbits? Or have more? I would be interested in a few. Please email me at: snorie797@gmail.com Thanks! :)
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Kateloo2003 - 2012-06-26
SOOOOO CUTE!

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Stephanie - 2012-10-10
I have a 6 month old male holland lop. Today I bought a 8 week is female with no intention of breeding them. I wanted my male to have a companion. He keeps mounting her. What do I do??

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  • Dawn - 2012-10-10
    If you're not planning on breeding, then like I do with any of my pets that I'm not using for breeding purposes, I get them spayed or neutered. It makes them a much nicer pet also. Especially male rabbits, it stops them from spraying and makes them not as aggressive when they mature.
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Ariana9098 - 2012-07-29
I have a rabbit but I am not sure of her breed. We think that she is a mini rex but we cannot tell. Any tips? Also she lives in the same hutch with my purebred Netherland Dwarf, Napoleon. We thought she was a Netherland Dwarf before because she could fit in a gerbil ball comfortably. they look identical both are broken blacks with black around their eyes and ears.

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  • Ariana9098 - 2012-07-29
    She looks a lot like the rabbit pictured above.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-29
    There really isn't an accurate way for us to determine the breed of your little one.  Could be a Rex but it could be a cross and look like a Rex.  Much depends on size, fur, coloring etc.  If she is a cross - could look like mom or dad or grandparents. 
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Lisa - 2012-07-25
I had one rex rabbit and now I have one mini rex.They are so adorable ! I love them!Though my rex's furr isnt as velvety soft as its suppose to be...It was when I got her but then it got as rough as a cats furr...Anyone have some advice on how to get that shiny coat back?

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Ryan - 2012-02-26
Hey, I'm looking for a mini rex to buy. Does anyone know where I can buy one from?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-26
    You can try looking in local paper for any rabit breeder and ask the breeder. Most seem to know who is breeding what kind of rabbits. You can also look on Craigslist or on the Internet to find a breeder who might be able to lead you to a breeder close to your home.
  • Tracey Hanson - 2012-05-08
    My mini rex has delivered 9 babies 3 days ago if you are still insterested. I am based in the North West. My mobile is 07857683174
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