While we hate to admit that cost is a big factor in owning rabbits, sadly it is. Rabbits are actually very expensive pets to own which is something a lot of people don’t realise. The initial housing set up for bunnies can cost hundreds of pounds, depending on whether they are indoors or outdoors. A well-built, large outdoor set up can cost over £1,000 and this is before you have even got the bunnies.
Our adoption fee is £150 for a pair of rabbits and buying from a shop or breeder is usually much more expensive than this if you provide the right health care (we make a loss on each bunny so that we can neuter and vaccinate each one). We recommend all rabbits are vaccinated and neutered, both to prevent them from getting deadly illnesses and to ensure they can live happily bonded together. The cost of this can range from roughly £120-£200 and their vaccinations must be done annually to ensure they remain protected. Add in the cost of hay, pellets, toys and other enrichment as well as unfortunately if they ever need an unexpected trip to the vets and you are looking at quite a lot of money. As a ball park figure £50 a month wouldn’t be an unreasonable amount to spend on a pair of bunnies and it can easily become much, much more if they develop health issues.
Insurance is an important topic to consider when getting bunnies too. If you don’t think you can afford any unexpected vet bills, then we would definitely recommend getting your bunnies insured. It means you have to pay a fee each month, but it is completely worth it to know you can afford the vet care your bunnies may need and give yourself piece of mind.