Mini Rex are one of the most popular rabbit breeds, and it’s not hard to see why. These small, compact rabbits have thick fur coats that come in a rainbow of rich colors.
The best feature of these little rabbits is their super-soft rex fur, which is composed almost entirely of plush undercoat. They are calm, friendly, and curious. This, along with their small size, makes them ideal for those just starting out in rabbits.
They have great personalities, are usually ”people rabbits,” and are small enough for most houses or hutches. They enjoy daily interaction with their owners.
These bunnies should not be brushed too much, as this damages the texture of their coat. You can give them a quick grooming by going over their body with slightly damp hands or soft cloth. This will remove static and any loose hairs in their fur. When they are moulting they will need more grooming to help remove the shedding fur.
They have curly whiskers around their mouth and nose, and on their cheeks and eyebrows. These should be checked regularly to make sure the whiskers are not growing into the rabbit’s eyes or nose. Trim any that are getting too long.
Mini Rex often have less fur on their feet than breeds with normal fur. It is okay if your rabbit gets callused feet, but make sure the paws do not get sores on them. We keep our Mini Rex buns on a deep bed of untreated, unscented, dust free pine shavings.