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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jordan - 2012-02-22
I have a rex rabbit named Bun. He learned his name quickly and was easy to litter box train. He is super friendly, too! I like rex rabbits because of their small size.

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  • jordan - 2012-02-22
    I mean mini rex rabbit. sorry
  • Bre Ann - 2012-05-24
    I have a mini rex named Nocte Umbra. It is latin for midnight shadow. He looks black in the sun, but looks brown in artificial light. I love mini rex rabbits, they are the best thing ever! :D
  • Sydney Stewart - 2012-07-23
    I have a Mini Rex bunny his name is Peeper he is black and white.  I show him in 4-H and I ' TRIED ' to liter Tran him and it didn't go so well :P he ate my phone charger , my lamp cord , my door , my bed . put a hole right through it , and my window sill ... now I have him outside in the barn :P
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keith seviour - 2012-04-28
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keith seviour - 2012-04-28
I have a mini rex rabbit for sale he is white with light grey patches he is so adorable he was bought by me in error, i seen him in the pet shop and could not resist him so i bought him with indoor cage and all i needed for him ie,bedding,food,feed bowl,and his corner toilet.but unfortuneately i cannot keep him because of my health i have a lung disease, which affects my breathing so i have to give him up looking for a loving home.

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Anonymous - 2012-02-22
Go Mini Rexs! I have about 50 of them they fight and poop all the time buty I love them with all my foot.

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gfhsa - 2012-02-13
This was really good information I am going to get one in April in March and this website was the best one for me to look at

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-14
    Glad we could help. Let us know how you do with your little one and send a photo.
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Darriane Newberry - 2012-02-08
Well, I just got a Mini Rex in September from a breeder and I have almost had her for 5 months and she is almost a year... But she has never been really friendly and I have heard that the Mini Rex is a really friendly out going breed. So have I done something??? Can anyone help me please? And she grunts at me every time I pick her up. Why does she do that?? Can anyone help me please??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-09
    I would think the more time you spend with the little gal, the friendlier she would be. You have to be able to understand what they like. Does she want to play or does she just want to sit by you, etc. Also, you might want to get her spayed as she is in that hormonal stage right now where breeding is on the mind. Spaying calms the notion and makes for a better pet. Make sure you get a vet that knows about rabbits. Last, I have no idea why but most of my rabbits let out a grunt or little noise when I picked them up also. Not all of them but most. Just a funny little sound and I just thought it was normal.
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Radhika Raj - 2012-01-17
What size 'walking vest' (harness) do you think my mini rex would fit in, he's about four pounds, and I'd really like to take him in my backyard without the chance of him running away.
Here is the link:
http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-22066#addtocartthing

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    If you scroll down the article you sent on 'walking vests' they say a large for rabbits, medium for fetets -- so if that is where you intend to purchase the harness I'd go with their recommendation.
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Kadiya Ireland - 2011-12-15
I have a beautiful black broken doe and she is very friendly. I have taught her how to climb stairs and toss small objects. Do you think there is anything else I can teach her?

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  • Kadiya Ireland - 2011-12-15
    She can pick up a small screwdriver and throw it to me, so I think fetching is worth a try!
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-15
    You can try and teach her to fetch. You should be able to teach her to come to you when you call her. Then possibly to chase something you throw. Then possibly to bring it back. Sure worth a try.
  • Maria - 2012-01-02
    How to teach to climb the stairs? I just got a baby mini rex bunnie and I want to teach to climb stars. Thanks.
  • Kadiya Ireland - 2012-01-10
    I taught her how to climb the stairs by putting her on a stair and letting her explore. When she showed interest in the next stair, I helped her up and eventually after about two hours of this, she was able to climb up. It really depends on the size of the stairs and the size of the rabbit.
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Jessica - 2010-09-21
My family raised rabbits for 25 years. When I turned 18 I decided to get a rabbit. I found a baby mini rex and the missouri state fair and fell in love with her. She was such a sweet rabbit. Recently she died. I'm not sure how and my family never raised mini rex's. When she was about 4 months I went to feed her and realized she was barely breathing and not moving she had pooped all over herself and was not cleaning it off. (My rabbit normally kept herself VERY clean) I carefully picked her up supporting her head the whole time. After about 10 minutes of seizures and gasping she finally passed. Does anyone know what could have happened to her? She was not exposed to any kind of toxin.

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  • Tyler - 2010-09-27
    Maybe it was cuz one of the rabbits that your parents raised might of had a disease and it might of got a disease. Or it might of had a disease of some sort and they did not tell you. Or you might of fed it some molded food like from a Serfed Feed.
  • Ms. Lilly - 2010-12-25
    Hello Jessica,
    We had 5 mini rex, 3 recently died. I asked the pet store, they stated maybe they died because I gave them lettuce, instead of cabbage. They stated that rabbit strange more with lettuce.
  • sarah - 2011-01-06
    I've had rabbits for a couple of years now and I have had that same thing happen to 2 of my rabbits so when we went to the vet to get the rabbits' daily check-ups, we asked the vet and he said that the first thing you need to know about rabbits is that rabbits can kick so hard that they can break their backs. It is not toxic or any of that. My second rabbit was a mini rex and we found it one morning and it was doing the same thing and for about 15 minutes it was doing the same thing and then it died.
  • Lori - 2011-10-07
    It sounds like she had a blockage. You mention pooping all over herself. Usual rabbit droppings are hard little balls, they don't stick to their fur or skin. The fact that her poop was on her sounds like it may have been softer or more liquid. This is often a sign of an intestinal blockage, which to my understanding is the most common cause of death for house rabbits. It happens when they don't get a regular diet of hay/ grass. Their intestinal system is very finely balanced, and they need hay roughage to keep it in check. I'm not a vet, and there's a lot more info about this out there, I'd encourage you to read up on it. It's possible she chewed on something she shouldn't have, also, this can cause a block as well. One of my bunnies got this after a week of feeding her oats with no grass. It was awful.
  • Kelling - 2011-11-16
    Listen to Lori. What happened to your mini rex can happen with all breeds and is a common cause of death. GI stasis can occur for many reasons and there are warning signs to know. Rabbits are very good at keeping their illnesses secret so you should study up on the symptoms because after you would notice something was up would be the time to take your rabbit to the vet (an exotic vet). A great guide is the House Rabbit Society handbook. I hope that this helps and I am sorry for your loss.
  • Erica - 2011-11-17
    your rabbit might of had a hairball block. some hairballs are prone to bunnies and can cause serious health problems.I recommend giving your rabbit a weekly dose of dried papaya. It works for my bunny!

    Erica,age 9 (I know a lot more than you think)
  • jess - 2011-12-12
    thats so sad :(
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dustin latimer - 2011-12-05
hello is there away where you can make a mini rex sleep at night not the day? also can you litter train? and my mini sneezes all the time do i need to worry?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-06
    I wouldn't worry about your Rex sneezing but I sure would look into it. Could be allergy to bedding or something in his safe area. If his nose is warm or running then possibly repiratory infection and you would need some antibiotics. Sounds silly but chek his nose and make sure he doesn't have something in nostril. Unless you completely change the room lighting - I doubt you can change his sleeping habits. They usually start getting active around 4 pm, so you should have evenings. Doesn't that work? Yes, you can train a rex. Easiest way to start is take the bunny and place him in the room you want to use for the litter. Spread papers on the floor. Close the door. The bunny will usually always go to one spot in the room. After he has done this a couple of times put the litter there and take some of the dirty papers and rip it up and put it on the bottom of the litter with whatever you are using for litter on the top of the dirty paper.
  • Kailyn - 2011-12-18
    Hello. Rabbits are more active at night since I believe that they are mainly nocturnal. You can train a rabbit to use the litter box. I have one in her cage and I put one out when she is running around free in my apartment. I just put litter in the box (the one out for her freeness) and I put her droppings in the litter and set her in the box. It only took that one time and she has never had an accident. Rabbits are very smart!
  • cassie - 2012-01-08
    My mini (Bambi) sleeps from about 1 am to 10 am, with the occasional waking up, she sleeps when the light gets turned off but when I see her drifting off to sleep I turn the light off for her, she is very well litter trained all I did was put in a rabbit litter tray in her cage, needs to be cleaned every few days but as long as she thinks it's okay to go in she won't go in the cage itself, she chews the tray but only out of boredom, she also uses it as her safe place to go when she's scared, hope this helps! :)
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