Posted Aug 11, 2013
The Easter Bunny brought our grandson a Rex Rabbit which he insisted on naming Cheddar. We thought Cheddar was a male, turns he is a she. I always thought a rabbit is a rabbit but I was wrong. Rabbits have personalities. They love toys and attention and their own hutches. Known for multiplying at alarming rates we’ve found it’s wise to separate our bunnies. Playtime outside of their cage is recommended. We picked up some inexpensive galvanized fence sections that are easily moved and made a play area for our rabbits. When they first get out of their cages the leap and run in circles at impressive speeds, happy to be out. They really need this outlet.
Rex Rabbits are known for their unique velvety fur. But while owning two types of bunnies I’ve noticed some other differences. Their temperament seems to be different also. Cheddar is very affectionate, smart, and more docile when being held. He seems to crave attention. He loves bananas, corn on the cob, and apples. Contrary to the belief that all rabbits prefer carrots, Cheddar hates them. He(she) does not eat cheese.
Rabbit waste makes the best fertilizer, so you get something free out of the deal. I recommend this breed over all others for small children. Cheddar does not bite or scratch and is always happy to be taken out of his cage. He willingly crawls into my grandson’s lap. I believe this breed would be easy to train, although I’ve never tried.