As a rabbit owner, you should also have a realistic expectation of the financial care required for a pet rabbit. In addition to buying food and toys, they do require professional services such as grooming, boarding and veterinary care. You should consider these expenses based on your lifestyle and discuss with your family to ensure everyone is supportive in times of need.
Here’s a typical list of expenses that owners will make on a regular basis:
Initial Setup Cost – $450 and above for 1 rabbit
*By choosing to adopt from Bunny Wonderland, the cost of rabbit is reduced to a $50 adoption fee and your rabbit will be sterilized before adoption.
*BW rescues are sterilized, microchipped and requires $50 adoption fee. This amount can vary extensively if the rabbit is purchased from pet shops or breeders as they are usually not sterilized nor microchipped.
Monthly Cost – Estimated $250 per month for 1 rabbit
Food Purchase (Hay, Vegetables & Pellets)
Cleaning Supplies (litter, cleaner, trashbags)
Professional Grooming Care
Additional Annual Cost – Estimated $600 per year for 1 rabbit
Vet Consultations (assuming twice per year)
Boarding (assuming 10 days per year)
Miscellaneous replacement of items
It is estimated that an owner will spend at least $35,000 through the lifespan of their rabbit!
These estimates are based on a healthy single rabbit. If you have multiples or if the rabbit is sick/old, the expense required will be much more. Owners need to be prepared to have sufficient finances to dedicate to their pet rabbits.