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Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 6 years ago

rabbit-expensive?

I have about $200 dollars to spend on toys and a cheap cage from craigslist. I'm getting a Holland lop and the prices keep ranging... Anyways I want to know about how much you spent for the "first payment" and about how much you spent every month or two.

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  • Morgan
    Lv 4
    6 years ago
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    When I first got my rabbit, I believe I spent about $220 on the initial supplies.

    Also keep in mind that rabbits need to be spayed or neutered at 6 months of age to reduce risks of serious health problems including cancer. (Here is a link about spaying and neutering: http://bunniesathome.weebly.com/spaying-and-neuter...

    Also remember that rabbits are quite prone to becoming ill, so I would start a vet fund so that you will have money to take your rabbit for a checkup in case of an emergency. Rabbits also require an annual checkup by a rabbit-savy vet. Try to find a rabbit savy vet nearby before bringing your rabbit home. Look at reccomendations and reviews online before taking your rabbit to any vet.

    Instead of getting a "cheap craigslist cage" (which will be too small for a rabbit; they need at least 12 sq feet of room in their cage), make a cheaper, NIC Storage grid cage.

    The supplies you will need for this are:

    2 boxes of storage grids: (Bed Bath and Beyond or target.)

    A 200 pack of zip ties

    A large sheet of laminate flooring for the bottom

    Here is a video on how to make a rabbit condo with these materials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYWxJWJ4iiA

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    Also, rabbits cost more than $10 a week. You'll have to do some budgeting and see what you can do with a low budget. I suggest using fleece as bedding instead of buying loose bedding. For inside of the litter box, I suggest using wood stove pellets as bedding. They work very well and you can buy 20 lbs of it for $5.

    Here's a link with a video that will show you what you need to get a rabbit and how much everything will cost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AklDhU21QnM

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    Check out these links for more info on rabbit care:

    http://bunniesathome.weebly.com

    https://www.youtube.com/user/thebunbun411

    http://rabbit.org/frequently-asked-questions/

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  • 6 years ago

    First off, I'd like to point out rabbits LOVE being in pairs. go for 2 if at all possible.

    The "cheap craigslist" cage is likely not nearly big enough. Also, rabbits can run upwards of $30 a week for food, bedding, and hay, not to mention vet trips. You may want to save up some more first.

    If you want to stay cheap, while still not taking care of the animal(s) horribly, try making homemade toys, and either a C&C cage or free range room. It can also help to get the rabbit from a rescue that has already neutered it and had it checked by a vet.

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  • 6 years ago

    I would recommend adopting one from a rabbit rescue instead of a breeder. There are many rabbits out there that need homes and most rescues are completely full. Search for rabbit rescues in your area. You will most likely find the breed you would like as well, they have all sorts of pure breeds and mixed breeds. Also, try not to spend a lot of money on the rabbit, so you can have money left over to provide it with a nice large cage and good quality food. Rabbits need lots of exercise, so I don't recommend a cheap small cage. But craigslist is the way to go if you want a good deal on a nice sized cage instead of buying it brand new.

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  • meg
    Lv 5
    6 years ago

    I have 3 breeding does and a buck They all cost about $5 a day to feed. Thats the cost of pellets, hay, and fresh vegetables. All my does currently have litters as well.

    If your going to have it in a cage make sure it gets lots of floor time.

    Dont forget about the cost of spay/neuter, needles, if it becomes ill, toys, bedding, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Sorry I forgot to mention that I earn about $10 a week for chores.

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