Mini Rex is often called the "Velveteen Rabbit," and has achieved
incredible popularity since it was first introduced. They are small with
unbelievably luxurious fur. The velvety texture of their fur can be attributed
to their under fur being the same length as their guard hairs. The texture of
the fur is also due, in part, to the fact that the coat stands on end rather
than lying flat like the coats of most rabbits. A good Mini Rex coat will not
lay flat, and even if patted down it will spring back into an upright position.
do they have personalities; each one of them different.
Like the Rex, I have found the boys to be cuddle buns and the girls to be their own bunny, so to speak! Iíve lived with a female Mini Rex as a house bunny and she was very pushy --- putting her head up into my hand to be petted, claiming a shelf on the bookcase as her special spot, and thumping my keyboard when I didnít pay enough attention to her. She made her presence felt, but she was also very loving and wanted to be cuddled constantly when she was in the mood.
In other words, she was the bunny who was the cat of the house and she ruled.
small, they are often easier to handle than the full-sized Rex, but are not a
rabbit I would recommend to a small child.
are the companions for grown-ups or young adults.
intelligent, and born knowing what they want.
easy to train to use a litter box, so are good for an inside run.
Mini Rex live between 5 Ė 7 years normally, so they are not the longest-living of rabbits, but they pack a lot into their life-times. They come in all sorts of colours and here at Beau Stud we specialize in the brilliant orange and deep black and blue colours, as well as pristine whites, called ermines