How much should my rabbit weigh

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  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:24 AM #1

    Nicksully71

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    I have a 3 & 1/2 month old Rex rabbit at least we believe he is a Rex he could me a mini Rex he eats good and always seems hungry but he just barely got over 3 pounds by last night is that underweight for a Rex should he be eating more he gets unlimited hay and water roughly a 1/4-1/3 cup of pellets and normally a 7-8 inch romane lettuce leaf or the equivalent in bok Choy with some parsley he also gets some pieces of carrot banana or blueberries in moderation every few days
     
  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 4:25 AM #2

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    Some lines of Rex are rather slow growers but that still seems a bit small for a Rex for me. Note: a lot of the pet rabbits sold as "rex" are really not Rex. They're not rare by any means but one of the most common falsely identified breeds (them and english spot) At this age I'd give it more pellets than that and cut back on the fruits & vegetables, they can use higher protein levels/less sugars at this point to grow.
     
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    Our vet agreed that he was a Rex but here is a picture of him when we got him if you want to take a look
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:07 PM #4

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    Here is a good chart of what the weight of a rabbit should look like.
    research.unc.edu/files/2012/11/Body-Condition-Scoring-Rabbit.pdf
     

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