Giant 20lb rabbit has her own bedroom and is pursuing a modelling career

An animal lover has a giant 20lb pet rabbit who is so big he has his own bedroom.

Lyn Hobson, 60, said her bunny Jester, who weighs the same as three chihuahuas, is like a child to her.

18-month-old Jester roams freely in his home in Lincolnshire where he lives with Lyn and her husband Peter.

Lyn, a retired chef, posts pictures of Jester on her own social media pages and has been inundated with messages from fans.

Jester the Continental Giant – one of the largest breeds of rabbit – has modelled for the front cover of an educational title and as the lead character in a children’s book.

Mum-of-one Lyn is hoping the appearances will allow Jester to model on a more regular basis.

She bought the rabbit at just a few weeks old from a breeder in the North East on April 1, 2019, which is why he’s called Jester.

‘I love him so much and so spoil him rotten, he’s like a child to me really,’ said Lyn.

‘Everything that I do he follows me along, whether it’s watching television or doing the washing up.

‘He’s very sociable.’

Lyn has trained Jester so that he could live in the house as opposed to in a hutch in the garden like most rabbits which are kept as pets.

He has a litter tray to go to the toilet and Lyn said he is so well trained that he never makes a mess.

Jester has three beds in the house including one in his very own bedroom, which is upstairs opposite Lyn and Peter’s room.

Lyn added: ‘People think having a Continental Giant for a pet is a bit funny because not many people have them I suppose.

‘When people see him they always comment on how big he is.


‘Everyone who meets him falls in love, he’s just one of those pets that people are drawn towards.’

The Continental Giant, also known as the German Giant, is a very large breed of rabbit originally bred for meat.

The longest on record is 4ft 4ins long while the heaviest weighs a whopping 53lbs.

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