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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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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Sandy ARBA member - 2009-03-16
Rabbits make wonderful loving pets. I raise mini rex rabbits. I show and do 4-h and fairs. Our bunnies all have names and are family raised. Mini rexes are beautiful, soft bunnies. Loads of personality and all our are litter box trained, even in their cages they have litter pans. Some learn overnight. Good quality pellets and clean dry hay are essential. Fresh water and if they have to be outdoors, keep them out of the sun and drafts. Give them frozen water jugs for them to lay against in the hot weather, heat will kill your rabbit if it gets hot. ALWAYS freeze empty milk jugs to keep on hand so you can rotate them when they thaw. Give them safe things to chew on. Rabbits love toys too; boxes, ramps, tunnels, stumps, etc. Always make sure your cage is preditor proof. Mini rexes can live a good long life if cared for properly.

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  • Kathy Tucker - 2010-04-02
    I just got my first mini rex and he is gorgous. He has been nuetered I would like to show him but I don't know anything about it. I believe he is considered chinchilla color. Can you tell me the basics? I would appreciate it very much.

    thank you
    kathy tucker
  • Anonymous - 2010-05-28
    Great advice about the frozen water jugs. It should be included in all rabbit care info because a short time in the sun is all it takes for heatstroke.
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-04-05
    Sorry kat, but you can't have a neutered bunny to show. They have to be able to breed. Sorry
  • Tiffany Joy Kendall - 2011-04-09
    Hello, this is my first time in rabbits (in 4-h) and I would love some tips on how to care for the Mini Rexes? Iv'e never had rabbits before so some helpful tips on caring for them would help! If you want to email me to tell me, my email adress is tiffanyjoy10@yahoo.com. Thank you alot!
  • LUVURBUNS - 2011-04-17
    Tiffany, Just to tell you NEVER get your rabbit neutered/spayed if you're showing. It is a BIG disqualification if you show a neutered bunny. (Especially a male). Make sure that your bunny has plenty of food, water and timothy hay. Never give it too much greens or it will have an upset tummy and/or it will have the runs. Make sure you have a clean cage, with no spiders and plenty of boxes/toys or else it will get bored. Oh and if you want to litter box train it, read this:

    1st- Look and see which corner it goes potty in
    2nd- Get a litter box and rip up newspaper(or you can buy litter from your local petshop, dont EVER buy cat litter for your bunny though)
    3rd- place it in the corner and the bunny will start going in it (you can put some food in there too so it can eat while it goes to the bathroom)
    4th- in a couple of weeks it will be trained.

    I hope you have many years to spend with your special bunny :)
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Olga - 2011-03-29
Hi everyone. I read all the information posted, and i need some advice about this cute little mini rex my boss gave me. His sons friend left him at their house so he let me take him home. He is so cute, soft and shy. I cant get him to stay close, he runs when I try to pick him up, and I've never had a bunny so if anyone can tell me what food to buy, or things like where to put him? We live in an apartment so we do have a screened in porch. I can put him out there but I dont want him to dig his way out. Some helpful hints would be so helpful. Thank you

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  • Clarice Brough - 2011-03-29
    Sounds like a great little bunny! I think with patience you will have a wonderful little friend.

    Usually offering special foods, like romaine lettuce, or other veggies like a little carrot, can win a friend. As shy as he is, it will probably take a some time. Move slowly and talk softly to him everytime you offer a treat, let him learn that you and your hand are his friend.

    As far as where to keep him in your apartment, you could get a rabbit hutch to keep him in at night, and let him out to explore and run around during the day. Rabbits are very clean, go to the bathroom in the same place, and can be potty trained. You can train them by putting newspaper down where they go to the bathroom, and then add a litter box after a bit of time.
  • sarah - 2011-04-14
    Give the rabbit hay and rabbit pellets. It will take awhile for the rabbit to get use to you, after a couple of weeks he will be your best friend. Always watch the rabbit because rabbits are smart and they sometimes get out. good luck!
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Emily - 2011-04-01
Hello I got 2 girl mini rex rabbits for my birthday last summer and I was wondering if anyone in the eastern townships had any?
Contact me at em.97@live.com.

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sarah - 2011-01-26
Do you guys have any ideas for selling mini rex rabbits? I have six baby mini rex rabbits that are adorable!

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  • NANCY - 2011-02-14
    I am looking to purchase mini rex red. Do you have any or know anyone who sells them. Thanks,
    nancy
  • jk - 2011-02-21
    Where are you located?
  • Anonymous - 2011-03-21
    I am looking for a mini rex rabbit. I am located in PA. Are you nearby or do you know of any breeders that are?
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josie - 2011-03-16
Anyone want a mini rex?
1 male 3 females
male is red, two females castor, one female opal
must live within 30 miles of Lasalle-Peru area
email me
josie.jojo97@yahoo.com

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sarah - 2011-01-09
Do any of you guys know what things you need to know about mini rexes for fair judging?

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  • carl - 2011-03-11
    Look up the mini rex rabbit breeders club. I know of two chapters, one in WI the other in PA., but there may be more. They have all the specs for judging, showing etc.
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Savannah - 2011-02-09
I am looking for rabbits for sale in texas. If you have any, of almost any breed, contact me at smehrtens@tx.rr.com . Thank you!

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  • Misty - 2011-02-11
    Hi Savannah, I have 6 mini rex bunnies for sale in East Texas. 5 were born Nov. 20, 2010, and are very gentle because we have handled them everyday. The 6th bunny is older, born Nov. 2009. He would be a good breeder, but not the best choice for a pet. If you are interested, I can tell you all of their colors, sex, etc. Thank you!
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