When I think of pets, my mind immediately goes to the traditional cat or dog. Some people, however, opt for a more out of the box option when it comes to their choice of furry companion. Growing up in a smaller town, many of my friends owned different animals such as guinea pigs, ferrets and especially rabbits.
Most of the rabbits my friends had were small and kept to themselves. The rabbit in this story is anything but small and may be more like a dog than we realize. When Dexter was first introduced to his new family he was about 10 weeks old. Dexter was a Continental Giant Rabbit.
So, just like his name suggests, Dexter would grow to be a larger rabbit than you typical rabbit you may see at a pet store. His new parents didn't notice much of a size difference at first, except for his exceptionally long ears. His long ears on his tiny frame made Dexter look all the more adorable.
However, as the months went on, Dexter's parents noticed that he was increasing in size at a rapid rate. While they were expecting him to grow into a large rabbit, by the time he was just 10 months old he had grown to 3 feet long. That is around 3x the size of a normal rabbit and, according to his owner, Dexter was at least 50% bigger than a normal Continental Giant Rabbit his age.
Dexter came from a family of Giants, with his father, Darius, holding the title of the world's longest bunny. Because Dexter was 3ft. long and only 10 months old, however, he was poised to take his father's title well before he was fully grown. Dexter had already caught the eyes of many media outlets like local news crews as well as the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Dexter and his human companions were determined to honor the memory Dexter's dad. But, Dexter's family did not simply want him to grow to obtain a record, they wanted him to be a happy and healthy rabbit. So, Dexter's family took special precautions to make sure Dexter lived a long healthy life.
With his family helping him stay healthy and his propensity for rapid growth, Dexter appeared to set up for a much larger life than first anticipated. CLICK "NEXT PAGE" TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY...