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having a pet rabbit who sleeps with his eyes open is the worst, because about once a month I walk into the room to find him laying on the floor, unmoving and staring glassy-eyed at the ceiling. And then I freak out and he’s just like “um I was taking a nap here, quiet down. RUDE”

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Apparently April is also National Couple Appreciation Month. I can’t see why you would want to celebrate human couples, but a couple of cute things? That I can get behind.

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Behold the awesomeness that is Darius, the World’s Largest Rabbit. He’s a Continental Giant rabbit who measures 4 feet 4 inches (1.3m) long and weighs 49 lbs (22.2kg). He won his title back in 2010, but he’s about to be dethroned by his own son. Jeff the giant bunny still has roughly 6 months of growing left to do, but already measures 3 feet 8 inches (1.1m) long.

Both bunnies have very laid-back and friendly temperaments and live with Annette Edwards in her back garden in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. In addition to each eating large dog-sized bowls of special rabbit food each day, the buns make their way through one bay of per week and about 2,000 carrots and 700 apples per year. They’re both so big that, instead of rabbit hutches, Darius and Jeff sleep in German Shepherd-sized dog crates at night.

Edwards is certain that Jeff is soon going to exceed his papa in size:

“As soon as I think he’s made it, he’ll be measured by his vet and then Guinness will certify that he is the biggest rabbit in the world. Even though they’re so big, they are very low upkeep. They really do look after themselves most of the time. They run free in the garden during the day and at night go to sleep in their cosy crates. They never make a mess and actually would be great house rabbits. Although when they start to moult at the end of the summer, they need a good daily brush. And being the world’s biggest rabbit, and his son, they’ve got a giant appetite to match. But it’s actually good for them to be eating hay all day long – to keep their teeth and digestive system healthy.”

Click here to watch a brief video featuring these fantastically huge bunnies.

[via Laughing Squid and The Daily Mail]