World's Biggest Rabbit - Guinness World Record



He's the world's biggest Easter bunny... a real 24-carrot chompion. Darius, from a breed called Continental Giant, weighs a thumping three-and-a-half stone and is 4ft 3in long. Despite being only 13 months old, he gets through at least a dozen carrots a day. That's apart from two bowls of special rabbit mix, three apples and a cabbage.
And Darius - pictured being cuddled by petlover Georgia Hadley, six - still hasn't peaked.
Owner Annette Edwards, 59, expects another six months of growth. Darius gorges on hay between meals, which seems to give him a chilled-out attitude
Annette, from Worcester, has bred big bunnies before but Darius - the son and grandson of previous record holders Alice and Amy - is easily the biggest.
She said: "I measured him this weekend and realised he is far larger than any of his predecessors. He is so gentle and I wonder if this has helped him grow bigger than the rest. He runs around all the time, so the combination of food and exercise has worked out for him."
She added: "He really is a handsome beast - there's always a bit of a glint in his eye when you go near him."

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Darius is the step-brother of another super-rabbit, Ralph, owned by Pauline Grant, 73, of Uckfield, East Sussex. Ralph hit the headlines last month - but has since been overtaken by Darius, who may be set for a world tour.
Annette - who recently splashed out £10,000 on surgery and diets to turn herself into a real-life Jessica Rabbit - has already begun auditions to find someone to take her heavyweight pets to appearances around the globe.
She admits she was stunned by her latest record breaker. She said: "People ask what my secret is, but there really isn't one, other than just treating them well and looking after them."
A Guinness World Records spokesman said: "It's amazing that a rabbit could grow to more than 4ft long."
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