Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch is a hobby-sized rabbitry that has provided owner and manager, Karen (me!), with over 30 years of rabbit-raising savvy learned 'on-the-job.'
I began my career in rabbits with three small pet rabbits when I was sixteen years old. These beautiful and healthy rabbits were among others in a pet store display window. I was ecstatic to find them.
At the time, I couldn't think of any way I'd rather spend the few bucks in my pocket than on those beautiful rabbits. I brought home a black Dutch rabbit, a blue Polish, and a black English Spot since I couldn't decide which I liked more, and I never looked back.
Back in the day, educational resources about rabbits were hard to
come by. A website just like Raising-Rabbits would have been incredibly
helpful, if there had been such a thing when I was 16!
At the point at which I decided I wanted more from rabbits than just pets, I discovered the incomparable REX rabbit with its amazingly plush fur. Since then I have raised Rex rabbits exclusively.
I am - chief barn mucker,
and also webmaster at Raising-Rabbits.com.
Here are a few more details about me:
Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch in Springtime
One of several 'barns' barely visible behind all the rhody blooms.
The Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch houses over 40 very nice rex rabbits, not counting the young stuff. Aurora rabbits actually do a bit of winning at rabbit shows, including some Best of Breeds and one Best in Show. Nevertheless our rabbits are not by any means numbered among the best, or the national breeders. Our rabbits are, however, cared for meticulously using current best practices.
The Ranch currently focuses on raising the brokens (spotted)
and solids of the following varieties of standard Rex rabbits:
Pictured: Jornada, our BIS castor rex doe
Our rabbits do not carry a chocolate gene. However, we sometimes discover a red, fawn, black, blue or white (REW, or albino) bunny in a nest box.
Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch usually (but not always) has rabbits for sale.
If so, we may have posted pictures of available or soon-to-be-available
rabbits at Aurora
Please contact us if you need additional information.
Raising-Rabbits.com has arisen from years of experience raising rabbits. It is informational in nature, and has a two-fold mission:
I hope you will never find criticism or condemnation regarding your rabbit care on this website. We're not here to accuse, condemn, or call you cruel, but to provide you with the information and the needed tools you came searching for.
Raising-Rabbits provides you with the facts so that you can provide sound animal welfare practices for your rabbits.
I sincerely hope you'll find Raising-Rabbits.com very helpful!