A THREE-FOOT long rabbit is gunning to become the world’s biggest bunny – and he’s only 10-months-old. Dexter, the humongous bunny from Basildon, Essex, already weighs more than three times the size of an average newborn baby and has at least another two years to grow to his full potential.
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Brad Paynter, Dexter’s owner, is more than optimistic his giant pet can outgrow the world’s biggest bunny, Darius – the 4ft 4 rabbit who just happens to be Dexter’s father.
Compared to a normal rabbit his age, Dexter must be three times the size,” Paynter said.In comparison to a normal Continental Giant, I’d say he’s at least 50 percent bigger.The biggest problem with Dexter is that he is quite demanding – he wants fresh food and bedding every day.
He eats five carrots a day, two apples, about half a pack of spring greens, cabbage, celery, cucumber, broccoli and a ton of hay.He spends more than $250 a month on his food and estimated Dexter gobbles more than 2,000 carrots a year.