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So you are thinking about getting a pet rabbit for yourself or your child but you want to know how much it will cost. People often forget about the ongoing expense of a pet, especially one that can potentially live to be 8-10 years old (or older!).
For one rabbit, I would expect to spend about $40 a month for some bedding, hay and pellets, fresh vegetables, and some treats and toys. Pet insurance is available for rabbits through VPI Pet Insurance (no other company offers plans for exotics currently) for owners who are concerned about emergency costs and major illnesses like ileus , tooth issues, or other health problems as their rabbit gets older. As with any pet, be prepared and have a plan for unexpected health problems and for the length of time you’ll care for your rabbit.
How much is a bunny cost?
Expect to pay $20-$40 for a rabbit from a pet store, and $5-$20 for a rabbit from a rescue, fair, or 4-H club. Breeders vary in what they charge for their specific breed of rabbit. Some are cheaper than pet stores while others with rare breeds will charge closer to $100 for a rabbit.
Is owning a bunny expensive?
For $5 to $20 you can bring home a rabbit and help reduce rabbit overpopulation and euthanasia of unwanted rabbits. If you decide to buy a bunny at a pet store, you could spend up to $40 for an average rabbit. Show rabbits and rare breeds can cost over $100.
Are bunny rabbits a good pet?
Rabbits are amazing, affectionate, and social pets. They can be great house pets if you take the time to socialize them and learn about their basic body language. However, rabbits require a lot more care than people typically expect, so it’s important to be prepared before bringing home a new bunny.
Do rabbits like to be cuddled?
Handling rabbits. … Most rabbits love to be cuddled and stroked when approached in the right way. Few like being held or carried as being so high up from the ground makes them feel insecure, however, many will happily sit on your lap or snuggle up next to you for a cuddle.
Every new family member, be it furry or not, will increase the monthly expenses of the household. Before getting any pet it is a good idea to do the math and figure out if you can afford to support it. Here’s what our 2 bunnies cost, so you get an idea what to expect if you are thinking of adopting a rabbit or can compare your own expenses if you already have one (or more).
Bunny and Bailey eat approximately 2-3 cups of fresh vegetables every day. I’d also add another $10 per month for healthy treats, such as tree sticks, flower petals, dried food mixes, and more. Rabbits can get sick very suddenly, though, and it’s a good idea to have a few hundred dollars saved in case of an emergency. Both male and female rabbits should get fixed for health and wellness reasons, which can range anywhere from $35 to $300, depending on your location. Most cages found in pet stores are way too small and should only be used in combination with extensive free-time or an enclosed space surrounding it. Before publishing this article, we asked around on facebook and it seems that costs vary greatly based on location, diet, and other variables.
– They’re herbivores (a.k.a. vegetarians) whose favorite food is…hay. That’s right; hay is not just for horses. It’s great for your rabbit’s teeth and digestive system.
Let them out of their cage for some daily social time with you, and get down to their level by lying on the floor. Give them appropriate treats and toys to gnaw on, and make sure they don’t sink their teeth into power cords, electrical outlets or house plants while they’re hopping around the house. For the best bunny bonding, try keeping two females from the same family.
How Much Does a Rabbit Cost?
Where you get your pet rabbit and what breed of rabbit you want will ultimately determine the cost. A “normal” breed or mix that you’d find at a pet store or rescue facility will cost less than a breed like a Jersey Wooly or Flemish Giant from a breeder. Expect to pay $20-$40 for a rabbit from a pet store, and $5-$20 for a rabbit from a rescue, fair, or 4-H club. Breeders vary in what they charge for their specific breed of rabbit. Some are cheaper than pet stores while others with rare breeds will charge closer to $100 for a rabbit. Show rabbits and breeding rabbits with champion bloodlines will, of course, cost more, just like purebred dogs and cats with champion bloodlines.
How Much Does a Cage Cost?
If you plan to keep your rabbit outside you’ll need a rabbit hutch. If you plan to keep him in the house you’ll need a nicely sized cage. Hutches typically cost more than cages but many people also make their own hutch. Expect to spend around $150-$200 on a sturdy hutch if you don’t make your own.Indoor cages vary in design quite a bit but you can expect to spend $50-$100 on a nice rabbit cage. If you are able to have a rabbit-proofed room for your bunny you can get away with a smaller cage and allow your rabbit to stretch out and run around in the safe room.
How Much Do Rabbit Supplies Cost?
Aside from the initial investment of the hutch or cage, your rabbit will need ongoing supplies. Bedding, food, treats, and chew toys will need to be purchased and replaced regularly. For one rabbit, I would expect to spend about $40 a month for some bedding, hay and pellets, fresh vegetables, and some treats and toys. But this number can vary greatly depending on if you buy bedding and hay in bulk, provide organic, regular, or grow your own greens, and what kind of treats and toys you buy or make.
How Much Does Healthcare Cost for My Rabbit?
If you plan on neutering or spaying your rabbit you can expect an initial $125-$250 worth of veterinary care. After that big expense (but well worth it to prevent other health problems and behavioral issues) you should have a regular annual exam with your exotics vet (find an exotics vet near you). Regular check-ups usually cost between $35-$65 depending on the vet. Pet insurance is available for rabbits through VPI Pet Insurance (no other company offers plans for exotics currently) for owners who are concerned about emergency costs and major illnesses like ileus, tooth issues, or other health problems as their rabbit gets older. Not all rabbits will end up with an issue but odds are there will be a problem at one time or another in your rabbit’s fairly long life. The cost of caring for a sick rabbit will vary greatly on the vet and what is wrong with your rabbit but it isn’t unusual to spend a couple of hundred dollars on the most common rabbit issue, ileus.