Mini Rex RabbitsMini Rex Rabbits are sweet and loving pets. They are a mini version of the standard Rex and, although not as bad, they also tend to have the same problems with sore hocks. By looking for rabbits with wider feet and thicker pads you can avoid this problem.
Mini Rex rabbits are popular because they have the softest velvet-like fur that is actually caused by a recessive gene. With two copies of this recessive gene the rabbit won’t grow the coarse outer guard hair that they would need in the wild to shed rain and snow. Many colors and color combinations are available today.
Mini Rex rabbits come in many colors. By spending time with them they will grow to be comfortable with you. When you hold them be gentle and support their legs. Otherwise they will feel like they are falling and will struggle and kick. Like other pets they can easily be house trained. When they get comfortable in their cage they will choose one corner where they will repeatedly use as the 'bathroom'. After they choose a corner you can place a short litter box there. If they aren’t scared and they start to use it you can slowly move it (inches a day) to a new place that you choose.
Mini Rex rabbits need free access to fresh clean water. You can hang a water bottle in their cage and refill it periodically. Just make sure it is out of direct sunlight and that the water stays cool and fresh.
All baby rabbits should eat a specially designed baby rabbit food that will help prevent diarrhea and promote healthy growth. Avoid feeding starchy or sugary snacks like fruit and grains. Your bunny will also need to rest after eating so it can digest its food. Make sure that their home remains clean. Placing a wooden board in the cage will give them something to chew on. It also provides a place to rest and helps prevent sore hocks for your mini Rex rabbits.