How Much does a Bunny Really Cost?
Do your Homework First Before you get Suckered in by Cuteness!
Don’t let the the adorable face of a bunny sucker you in. Many people are surprised to find out how much a House Rabbit companion actually costs. Rabbits are usually inexpensive to get, but that doesn’t mean they are cheap to keep! Just basic one time purchases of supplies may cost $250, and the ongoing cost for one rabbit adds up to around $80/month ($960/year). This does not include vet care for illnesses and emergencies which can be very expensive.
We do offer money-saving tips, and there are ways to cut costs, however, if one of the reasons a rabbit appealed to you was the notion of a cheap pet, then I would take the time to reconsider. I can’t count the times someone has posted in the forum about not being able to cover one cost or another. So though there may be ways to cut costs, there are still ongoing expenses that can be hard on very tight budgets.
Rabbits can live to be over 10 years old, so be ready for the a long-term financial commitment. The total costs are hard for many to believe, so we’ve broken it down so you can see how all the little stuff adds up. Find out if your pocket book is ready and check out the list of basic costs that go into proper care of one house rabbit. (if we’ve missed anything, be sure to Contact Us and let us know!)