Darius is one huge rabbit, measuring a total of 4 feet 4 inches long and weighing an incredible 49 pounds. Darius is undeniably HUGE but he might not remain the world’s biggest bunny for long. Darius’ son Jeff is already 3 feet 8 inches and at only one year he still has six more months of growing left to do, meaning he may soon outgrow his giant father.
Jeffery and Darius both live in Bromsgrove, England with their owner Annette Edwards. The 63-year-old has her hands full with her huge rabbits, forking over $7,451 (£5,000) to feed the rabbits every year.
Together, the father and son can easily consume 2,000 carrots and 700 apples in one year. On top of fruits and veggies the rabbits eat a large dog bowl stuffed with specialty bunny food each day, along with a bale of hay each week.
Annette said, “Darius was always big but Jeff is huge considering he’s still a baby. I’m expecting him to grow much bigger than his dad. As soon as I think he’s made it, he’ll be measured by his vet and then Guinness will certify that he is the biggest rabbit in the world.”
The father and son is the largest breed of bunny known as Continental Giants. This type of rabbit can grow as big as four-feet long, but Darius is even larger than the normal Continental Giant. This species of rabbit was originally breed for food, but many now keep them as pets because of their great personalities and loving family nature.
Ava Johnson adores the sweet rabbits, which are nearly the same size as her!
Jeff was born after Darius was introduced to one of Ms. Edwards other rabbits, Sally (3ft 5 inches long). The entire family lives together in Edwards’ backyard, and each has their own crate large enough to fit a German shepherd dog.
Above you can see Jeff and Darius side-by-side, while Darius is still the bigger of the two, Jeff is quickly catching up.
The rabbits are huge and they consume a lot of food, but Annette reveals caring for her rabbits is fairly low maintenance. “They really do look after themselves most of the time. They run free in the garden during the day and at night go to sleep in their cosy crates. They never make a mess and actually would be great house rabbits.”
Ms. Edwards added, “Although the pair of them are huge, they’re the best animal friends I could ask for.”