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3ft Long Bunny Set To Become World’s Biggest Rabbit

October 2, 2019


BRAD PAYNTER: This is Dexter, he is a 10-month-old continental giant rabbit and when he is fully grown, hopefully, he will be the biggest rabbit in the world. BRAD PAYNTER: When we first got Dexter, he was nine or ten weeks. He was tiny, in comparison
to what he is now. Compared to a normal rabbit his age, Dexter must be three times the size.
Comparison to a normal continental giant, I’d say he is at least 50% bigger. COMM: Contending for the title of the world’s biggest bunny, this enormous rabbit comes
from a family of giants. BRAD PAYNTER: He is the son of Darius, who is the longest rabbit in the world. He is
only 10 months old at the moment. He is roughly 3 foot long and weighs about 8 kilos. I do
expect him to get longer and bigger. COMM: And naturally, the bigger this bunny grows, the more food he gets through. BRAD PAYNTER: This is typical veg that Dexter will eat in a day. It’s five or six carrots,
two apples, half a broccoli and quite a bit of spring green. BRAD PAYNTER: Dexter’s always gotten on well with our dogs. He has always been quite
interested in them, likes to play with them and my dogs have been really welcoming to
him as well. But his paws are quite a bit bigger than your normal rabbit, more like
my dog, but a bit sharper and so if he is not happy he will tell you. You might get
that odd nips, and that’s why we have a little skull and crossbones above his bed
saying “Keep Out”. COMM: As well as a custom-built rabbit hutch in Brad’s garden, this pampered pet even
has his own room in the house. BRAD PAYNTER: This is where Dexter comes to sleep at night, once we go to bed, he will
just come here, have a run at the room and sleep in his little bed down there. Just keep
him warm and comfy at night because he spends all day outside. BRAD PAYNTER: I thought having a puppy would turn a few heads but having a giant rabbit
does so even more. BRAD PAYNTER: You want out? Come on then, let’s get you home. Yeah, I think he’s
had enough.

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