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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Keith - 2011-11-18
I have a minirex bunny with turtle shell fur and will do any thing I ask.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-18
    Bet you that is an attractive/soft bunny too.
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Editor's Note - 2011-10-11
Hey how can you tell what the sex of mini Rex rabbits?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-10-17
    Well if they are under 6 months flip them over and press in their area enough for you to see. Males have a little slip like looking thing coming out. The females have almost nothing. At like four months it really easy because the males would have developed more and when your press you can see its testical come out. Telling them apart this early takes experiance. If they are over six months the males would of dropped. So if it over six months and you see any thing in that area you know you have a boy. Girls you will see nothing.
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roberta and bobby - 2011-10-07
i think that bunny carving of a mini rex is cute as the mini rex...........

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mistisa - 2011-09-23
I have 1 black mini rex and it's a boy, it is called Velvet you'll know why if you've felt a mini rexes fur ;)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-23
    Yep, that is why they were bred - the feel and look of their coat makes a person fall in love.
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anne - 2011-05-08
Once my mom (she's a teacher) brought in one of my rabbits and all the kids loved the rabbit.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-09
    I bet they did love her. Not too many kids get to hold and pet a rabbit. They were lucky - you too.
  • Anonymous - 2011-07-09
    Wow you are so lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom would never do that!!!!!!!!
  • honore200 - 2011-08-20
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, remember that animals are not toys. Especially rabbits do NOT like being picked up and held. They love human company. But as much as they love being pet (especially their face, head), they are frightened when being picked up and held. This is because they are prey animals in nature, and they associate instinctively being picked up with being ripped apart and eaten. Pet them, play with them, but let them keep their paws firmly planted on the ground when you do so.
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Mandy - 2010-05-30
Hi,
I think anybody who wants a rabbit should get a Mini Rex or a Netherland Dwarf. Mini rex's have very soft fur it feels like velvet...NO JOKE! Although most smaller breeds tend to bite mor and be hyper. They best thing is that their small. I recommend that if you get a bunny you should show it in 4H. Great Experience!!

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  • amy - 2010-06-18
    I have a mini rex I am going to show her at the fair but she still is a little shy of people have any info for me?
  • liz - 2010-06-27
    Hi this vid or information is incredible! I can take care of my mini rex rabbit now thank you so much!
    Your faith liz
  • ashley - 2010-07-09
    Hi what is 4h I would like to know cause I have a rex rabbit. I just got it the other day and I'm so happy it's super cute I would love to know what it eats and stuff.
  • Alyssa Roorda - 2010-07-18
    Hey what fair do you show at? I show at chemung county maybe I know you?
  • lexie - 2010-08-01
    Thanks, I have wanted a mini rex for 4H for a longggg time, and you just helped me make my decision, thanks again!
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-17
    I'm a 4-H member and have been for 6 years and currently the president for my club. I have shown mini rexes for the past 3 years and I have done great at shows. I am only a freshman, but throughout my childhood I loved doing 4-H. I encourage young kids and teenagers to do it. As a teenager, I still love it! I especially enjoy going to 4-H teen rallies and conferences. Join!
  • emily parry - 2011-06-26
    My bunni is sssssssssssssssoooooooooooooo sssssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooo <3 <3 <3 cute <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
  • Emily - 2011-07-14
    I also show in 4-h and I also show in ARBA [American Rabbit Breeders Association] Adults can show in ARBA to but they have to show in a different show than kids. I raise holland and english lop. I like mini Rex but there are so many of them. Mini rex Are a very very popular breed. Most people have have had to breed them for 3 to 7 years. I went to the ARBA nationals this year and showed against more than 20,000 rabbit and 10 percent of those rabbits where mini rex. There is 47 different rabbit breeds in ARBA and 1 breed had 10 percent of the population out of 47 breeds. Thats why I recommend breeds that are not as competitive to kids. The most competitive breeds are mini rex, polish, netherland dwarf, and holland lop. All these breeds are also some of the smallest of the 47 rabbit breeds. If you like small rabbits but don't want a breed so hard to compete in I recommend britannia petite, jersey woolie or mini satin. If you like popular breed than mini rex is good for you. I raise english lops and am one of the 3 breeders of english lop in Indiana. So english lops are not that competitive but on the other hand I have holland lop that are the 3rd most popular breeds. I have had them for 2 almost three years now. Mini Rex is not the perfect rabbit for every one but for some people they just cant get enough of the velvety fur balls.
  • faith - 2011-08-08
    Yes, showing in 4-H is a wonderful and fun experience! =:)
  • anne - 2011-08-16
    It is a fun experience and it is worth it.
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Eileen - 2011-07-11
I have a 3 mons. old (13 weeks) Mini Rex. There is something I keep on noticing that every time I hold her and I look at her and she looks at me, but when I look away, she becomes restless to cause me to look right back at her while I am holding her. Does she require eye contact while holding her?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-11
    No way to know really for sure. If you are holding a human baby, or most birds, or a doggy is around you -- you are looking at them and they are looking at you. When you start looking at something else, their eyes follow most of the time. If a young human is watching you and you turn around, frequently they look around and then become wiggly as they don't see what you see. You are watching your bunny and it is content. You start looking around and your bunny starts looking around but it doesn't comprehend or see or understand what you see. It's a baby. He will learn but you are his world right now. In just a couple of months, he will just sit very content on your lap, knowing the world is a safe place right where he is.
  • Eileen - 2011-07-11
    Thanks! I didn't think of that --- of what she might be feeling. I noticed when I was holding her, one of my girls spoke to me in sign-language because I am deaf and I have to look at her in order for her to speak to me. My Mini Rex became restless as she didn't like me looking at one of my girls for me to speak with her only she wanted me to have my attention instead of me giving to one of my girls attention. Also, it makes sense, she wants to see what I see and I need to remember that. Thanks for the great advice! Really appreciate it.
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LUVURBUNS - 2011-07-10
Hey, so after a while of waiting, I FOUND THE BUNNY OF MY DREAMS!!!!!!!!!! He is a netherland dwarf, and he is a siamese sable. His parents are really good, his sire winning 2-3 legs at the fair! I really really am glad i found this site! It gave me so much info!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-11
    Congratualations, I am happy for you.
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LUVURBUNS - 2011-04-05
I used to have a beautiful chocolate brown mini rex named Bella. I showed her at Field Day at the Paso Robles Fair Grounds and one year later, she ran away! Now I have to get another bunny, and I'm thinking of a Dwarf Hotot, a Mini Rex, or a Holland Lop. I wanted to get a Polish or a Dutch but they have no breeders around here. Any suggestions? PS I have a uneutered male which im thinking of getting neutered so he can be a companion although I was thinking of breeding him for his temper.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-05
    Why not go for another rex? You already know the breed and the personality and you loved her. You can always get a second kind later.
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-04-05
    Ohhh ok. I think I'll try that thx :D
  • Emily Willis - 2011-05-08
    Mini Rexes are a good breed but they are really competitive. They are the number one most popular and most competitive breed in the world. Holland lops Mini rex polish and netherland dwarf are some of the most competitive breeds, so if you wanted to show them it would be hard to win. Dwarf hoto are a rare breed, but it will be hard to find competition unless there is a breeder in your area. If you want a breed that stands out dwarf hoto is the way to go. Dutch would be what I recommend for you. They have competition that's easy to find but not too much of it.
    Rabbit breeder and member of ARBA
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anne - 2011-04-14
Do you know anything about showing rabbits?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-14
    I have never shown rabbits. However, the ARBA, (American Rabbit Breeders Association) has a great deal of information on everything from selection, registering and showing. It is similar to the AKC (American Kenel Club) dogs. There is information on ARBA on the Internet and they also have books out. It would seem that would be a good place to start.
  • anne - 2011-04-14
    thank you.
  • Emily Willis - 2011-05-08
    I show and breed rabbits. I show my bunnies in American Rabbit Breeders Association(ABRA) and 4-h. It's tons of fun. there are two showing classes youth and open. Any body can show in open, but only people 18 years of age and under can show in youth. Youth is easier. To show your bunny must have a tattoo in it's right ear. Tattooing your rabbit does not hurt them. You wake up early in the morning on rabbit show days and get home at noon. Bring some cash for raffles and lawn chairs to sit in. Make sure you have your grooming supplies. I go to show all around Indy and Ohio. They have shows every other week end. You will meet lots of nice people and make really good friends at rabbit shows. If you decide to start breeding bunnies remember to stick with only two breeds or else it gets crazy. To find out where the show are go to www.arba.net. Then click on shows. Go up to the top of the show pages and search in your state or states close by. Then the states the shows are in will pop up. The shows are held at fair grounds most of the time. Bring a good book to read when you are waiting for your rabbits to be called. They will have some show as of right now but in summer they have less shows because of all the fairs going on then in fall they have a ton. People sell rabbits at rabbit shows too but if you are buying a rabbit learn about the breed you are purchasing, and get a judge at the show or a well known breeder at the show to give you a second opinion. And do not buy a rabbit without a pedigree and do not buy a rabbit, when the breeder says I will send you the pedigree because most the time they don't.
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