When most children picture the Easter Bunny, they picture him to be nearly human height and stature. Seems very unrealistic compared to the normal sized bunny, which is significantly smaller, weighing on average about eight pounds and measuring less than a foot in length. In the United Kingdom, there is a rabbit that is big enough to be a believable Easter Bunny measuring over four feet in length and weighing over fifty pounds!
This beastly rabbit is bigger than its caretaker, six-year old Mia. Darius is the world’s largest rabbit, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. The rabbit eats on average at least twelve carrots a day, and is always trying to sneak more. His owner, sixty-two year old Annette Edwards has considered putting him on a diet, but it is hard to deprive Darius because he has such a warm and loving personality.
It gets quite expensive to feed Darius says Annette. Not only does Darius eat carrots, he has a wide variety in his diet everyday. it costs Annette over 200 pounds to feed the rabbit. In one month, Darius will eat 360 carrots, 60 bowls of rabbit feed, 30 apples, 15 bales of cabbage, 1 bale of hay, as well as digestive biscuits for good behavior.
Darius is a very pleasant bunny to be around, and the family loves having him as a pet. They treat him much like a dog. He sits on the sofa and watches television with the family, and be petted and carried, despite his large size. He is always hopping around the house, so Annette had to block off certain areas of the house. Guests are always impressed by Darius’ pleasant behavior and enormous size. Darius comes from a large family of bunnies, but is by far the largest. His mother, Alice, held the record before him.