Kids enjoy guessing how big the biggest rabbit on the Clarence, Scout, is and how small the smallest rabbit, Floki, is as part of the The Rabbit Sanctuary stand at Loving Life Day.
Kids enjoy guessing how big the biggest rabbit on the Clarence, Scout, is and how small the smallest rabbit, Floki, is as part of the The Rabbit Sanctuary stand at Loving Life Day. Caitlan Charles

How big is the biggest rabbit on the Clarence?

SCOUT, the biggest rabbit on the Clarence River at more than seven kilos, drew a huge crowed at Loving Life Day with a competition to guess his weight.

But it wasn't only Scout, his rabbit friends had kids lining up for a pat and cuddle.

Kim Cooney from the Rabbit Sanctuary said they had rescued thousands of rabbits over the years and were at Loving Life Day to help show people how to care for rabbits properly.

"We're always trying to educate against the stereotype of a rabbit in a small cage in a backyard," she said.

"The idea is to have your bunny inside the home as a family pet.

"In where the action is with the family."

She said it was important for rabbits to have something to go into like a tunnel, something to sit on, and ceramic water food and bowels.

"They are 100% litter tray trained when we re home them," she added.

"We only re home to indoor homes."

Scout the British Giant rabbit is a rescue himself.

"He was rescued from a dinner plate," Ms Cooney said.

"People who love rabbits and have them at pets don't like to hear about people eating their pets, the same as people wouldn't like to hear about people eating their dog or their cat.

"We use Scout to promote large rabbits, hes like our demo model and we take him around to all our event stands and use him to promote the idea of a large rabbit because a lot of rabbits are quite large.

"You'll find a lot of rabbits are as big as a small dog."

If you are looking to adopt a rabbit, you can find The Rabbit Sanctuary on Facebook and online.



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