How Much Does a Rabbit Cost?

Rabbits are commonly thought to be cheap starter pets for families. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Rabbits require the same, if not more, commitment that a dog or cat requires. Although you may not have to take your rabbit on walks, they still need the same amount of interaction and care.

Vet care for rabbits is one of the most pricey expense a rabbit owner will encounter. Rabbits require specialized vet care from rabbit-savvy veterinarians. This exotic vet care is often more expensive than the vet care for a dog or cat.

Adopting an altered rabbit from a rescue is not only good for your karma but is also financially smart. With alteration surgeries costing an upwards of $100, a $60 adoption fee is money well spent.

ONE TIME and/or OCCASIONAL PURCHASES

Cage/Pen $150
Food & Water Dishes $12
Basic litter Box & Scoop $9
Toys $15
Nail Care (Clippers and Styptic Powder) $12
Brush and Comb $6
Cord Covers $10
Small Carrier $30
$244
MONTHLY COSTS

Hay $10
Greens/Veggies $20
Pellets $5
Litter $10
Cleaning Products $5
$50

 

AVERAGE VETERINARY COSTS

Exam $65
Spay or Neuter $150-$350