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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Jim McFarland - 2010-06-21
Hi, I have a mini rex. Just curious how they do with humidity and heat? Summer is here. Would appreciate any advice you have.

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Anonymous - 2009-10-04
can mini rex reabbits carry and give birth to regular sized rex rabbits?

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  • sydney hansen - 2010-03-16
    No!
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  • Emily - 2010-05-26
    Yes they can because their babies are born very small. Mini rexes are just a bit smaller and rabbits breed like rabbits. When you breed get a nesting box for them to be in. The doe will pluck out her hair to keep the babies warm. They will not be pure breeds so you can't show them.
  • Mandy - 2010-05-30
    Only if they been bred with a rex, but they still wouldn't be pure rex they would be a mix between the two.
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M - 2010-04-02
I have a Rex Rabbit, she is beautiful pure white. I love her and wanting her to stay for a while! I am trying to potty train her but I don't know how. How can I? What is the best way?

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  • Susan - 2010-04-18
    It's so worth it if you can litter train your rabbit. She will be a much better pet and more fun if she can have free run of the house. A large inexpensive cat litter box is excellent to use. I use recycled paper pellet cat litter for my bunny, it's inexpensive and works well. Put a layer of pellets to cover the bottom of the box. It does not need to be a deep layer, just enough to cover the bottom of the box. Fill one end of the box with lots of timothy hay. Fill with hay as needed throughout the day, it will make her happy and keep her using the box as a potty. Keep the litter box in the same place all of the time. Completely empty and rinse it out once a day. If you are young, see if you can empty the used litter into your parents garden, it's really good stuff for the garden. Your bunny will get the idea, jump in the box, enjoy hay and eliminate at the same time. It will take time, but she needs consistency. She needs to know where to go to "do her business". Good luck!
  • bramble\"s mum - 2010-04-25
    I use cat litter tray with sawdust in. Put some used sawdust from hutch in tray and bunny will get the idea cos they usually wee in same corner.
  • Emily - 2010-05-26
    Get a bunny litter box ( clip in if it dumps it). Put kitty litter in it and some of it's poop. They like to sit in them so clean it every day. My bunny Buttons is so litter trained when she is out she uses the cats litter box.
  • Mandy - 2010-05-30
    Hi,
    I have a mini rex and a netherland dwarf they were litter trained in a day. All I did was put a litter box in there with cat litter, set the bunny in there and thats how it got trained. Cat litter is the best because it is most absorbent. Good Luck!
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Jamie - 2010-05-26
Hi, i am a 13 year old owner of 3 male mini rexs' , Snowy, Rusty, and King Pheolix II, Pheolix has a bald spot on the bottom of his neck and it is wet, I saw him chewing at it a bit, maybe that's why it's wet, but I'm not sure and I'm just wondering if it's a medical thing to be concerned about or if it's just that it's almost summer and he is shedding or...? Anything else. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond to this, I love him with all my heart and my dad is not concerned about it so I want answers to prove he should or shouldn't be.

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Kayla - 2010-02-25
I have a question, can someone anwser it for me? Can I breed a dwarf rabbit with a rex rabbit? But can the dwarf rabbit be the doe and the rex rabbit be the buck? Help plz, immediately plz

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  • christina - 2010-03-19
    No you cannot you do not want to do that.
  • Emily - 2010-05-26
    You can but they would not be pure breeds. They would make great pets though. You could not ever show them. When you breed bring the doe into the bucks cage. Most people leave them in over night. Just make sure to check on them during the night to check how they are doing. You have to buy a nesting box and the doe will pluck her fur a put it in the box to keep the babies warm. I breed rabbit all the time they will be fine.
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Anna - 2009-09-13
I just got a Mini Rex, she's a year and a half and very sweet. I don't know how to show her. Could Anyone tell me?

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  • Alicia - 2010-03-11
    mini rex aren't hard to show. i show my black otter and he shows great. my chocolate also showed great. if u send me an email i will send you a picture of how they pose. make sure that their nails are clipped and their coat is silky and smooth. use a pumice rock to brush their fur instead of an actual brush, the brush will pull on the fur and make it uneven. my email is suttonminirex@hotmail.com
  • Christina - 2010-03-13
    Well you should get someone to help you or sign up for 4-H
  • sydney hansen - 2010-03-15
    You need to get into a 4-hH club . If you live in emunclaw zip 98022 you can get into rainner rabbits 4-H club.
  • Emily - 2010-05-26
    You should join 4-h and ABRA American Rabbit Breeders Association. I go to shows all the time in ABRA. I am in 4-h two but they only show once a year. Go to goggle a search American Rabbit Breeder Association. Then click on the web site and click on shows. Then you can search shows in your state and shows in state close to yours. You wake up really early and get back in the after noon the shows are so much fun. You learn alot about your rabbit. Make sure to bring a good book to read because that's what I do.
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Sarah - 2010-04-19
I am taking in a young mini rex bunny from someone who got it as a gift and can't keep it. I am concerned about a spot on the back of its neck where there is no fur. This is a white bunny with tan around its eyes and on its ears. Could this be ringworm or is this normal hair pattern for a young bunny?

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  • Emily - 2010-05-26
    Feel the spot and make sure it is not skin cancer. That is a sign of cancer for rabbits. It could be a little virus to. My advice take it to the vet before it gets any worse.
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christina - 2010-03-19
Well we just got a doe rabbit and they are running around their cage like crazy the doe will not let me touch her what do I do?

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  • shannon - 2010-04-14
    Christina just leave her alone she might be having babies soon.
  • Emile - 2010-04-18
    Leave her alone.
  • Emiy - 2010-05-26
    First of all you need to make sure your rabbits are in separate cages because all rabbits are territorial after a certain age. If she starts to pluck her hair out she showing a sign that she is stressed or having perparing a place for her baby rabbits. If she is not plucking hair separate her in a new cage with out another rabbit. Don't ever put a buck and a doe together unless you are breeding. If you are breeding you always bring the doe to the buck's cage.
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Maria Hernandez - 2010-05-17
I got a mini rex rabbit on my birthday I was so happy it's so tiny and super cute I love it......when I hold him he is so calm, he loves being with me, well at least I think cause he always calm lol, but he doesn't really like it when other people touch him...

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Christina Diaz - 2010-05-04
I have a mini rex rabbit that is 3 weeks old and almost a month. He is really scared when you go to grab him or go to see him. It seems like someone did something mean to him before I got him. What can I do to make him feel safe at his new place. I only had him for a few days now.

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  • Linda W. - 2010-05-12
    Hi, Christina~~Every rabbit has a different personality, some can be more shy or nervous than others, especially if they were not handled gently and often as babies. I have adopted adult rabbits before, and I have found it is best to do the following things to help your bunny be at ease with you: (1) talk sweetly to your bunny whenever you are nearby! The sound of your voice can be soothing and reassuring and identify you better; (2) ask your bunny's permission to enter his cage by letting him sniff the back of your cupped hand before you do any work in his cage. I have a very persnickety bunny who doesn't like much interaction. After he has sniffed and identified me, he will usually let me clean his cage or invite me to pet him when he is in the mood, and I respect his wishes; (3) spend time around your bunny when you've given him a treat to eat, and he will start to identify you with good things coming his way; (4) whenever your bunny will allow, pet gently and talk to him without picking him up, but always show proper etiquette by stroking the top of his forehead first (the sign that he is "top rabbit"). For more information, look up "The Language of Lagomorphs," an excellent article on bunny language that will really help you understand what all your bunny is telling you! Good luck, and enjoy your new rabbit.
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