Mr Bigglesworth the rabbit was born entirely hairless.
And no, we’re not going to do a pun about hares and being hare-less, because rabbits and hares are different things.
He’s lucky to have found a home with graphic designer Cassandra Hall, her son, Josh, and her daughter, Maddy, who fell in love with the rabbit after seeing his siblings advertised by a local breeder.
The advert mentioned Mr Bigglesworth in passing, saying he wasn’t ‘sellable’. Thankfully Cassandra and her family disagreed.
Rabbits with the same condition haven’t survived past four weeks, so there were concerns Mr Bigglesworth wouldn’t make it.
But two years later he’s thriving, living a happy life with his loving family and finding fame on Instagram.
He even has a girlfriend, called Miss Cinnamon Bun.
Cassandra said: ‘It was a worrying time because I wasn’t sure if he would live or die.
‘I searched the internet about his condition but couldn’t find anything.
‘I put photos of him on her other rabbits Instagram account to find out more information.
‘I was hoping someone would know about his condition and how to look after him.
‘Soon other rabbit owners from around the world, reached out to share their stories on their rabbits having the same condition.
‘Eventually I found out Mr Bigglesworth’s parents have a hairless gene and if two rabbits are bred with the same gene they will produce a hairless rabbit in every litter- most don’t live past 4 weeks of age.
‘Even though he is different, he brings so much happiness to his new family, simply by being his happy, cheeky, bouncy, snuggly little self.
‘Sharing Mr Bigglesworth’s photos and videos on social media has shown the world that differences need to be embraced, not shunned.
‘I receive countless comments and messages about the impact that Mr Bigglesworth is making on individuals lives – he is bringing smiles and happiness to thousands of people, some even make and send him clothes to wear.’
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