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Becki xX
08-11-2007, 11:52 AM
How much do you think a reasonably well, well cared for rabbit costs? Ty :) X

winegums2007
08-11-2007, 11:57 AM
Well I've only had Kovu a few months but so far its been...

£35 - Vaccinations
£60 - Castration and Microchipping
£3 - Bag of food, approximately once a month/month and a half
£2 - Bag of hay, usually one a week
£2 - Litter for litter tray, once a month usually

So over the course of a year its probably soewhere near £200, if not more!

Clicquot
08-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Just one? :lol:
On food alone, mine would cost 1250 euro a year, but I don't have a garden, meaning I buy all vegetables on the market and hay in little bags from our local petshop. I counted about 20 euro on food a week and just added some for vetcosts.

Becki xX
08-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Thank You..Its not for me LOL its for somethign I need to write ;) X

Bavarian Bunny
08-11-2007, 12:05 PM
I'd say about 400 Pounds per year, and that only includes 3 vaccinations, pellets, hay, straw, vegetables and some toys and accessories, but nothing fancy. Holiday boarding is extra, and also costs for the vet when they get ill.

kimd6200
08-11-2007, 12:08 PM
i spend around 30 a monthso thats about 360 a year!good lord!:lol:

LizJ
08-11-2007, 02:20 PM
My sums make it £223 per year per rabbit as an absolute minimum - no toys/cage/boarding/no-vaccination vet trips in there:

myxi = (2 x £25) NB expensive vet
VHD = (1 x £25) NB Expensive vet
Pellets = (3.65 x £15) based on 100g SS per day at £15 per 10kg sack
Hay = (52 x £1.80) small-ish bag of hay per week

So, £500 per pair, without vet treatment, toys, impulse buys on Bunny Basics and Hay Experts, accommodation etc. I didn't count accommodation because it is a periodic rather than yearly cost, and the amount can vary so much depending on how/where you house your buns.

What are you writing?

Clicquot
08-11-2007, 02:25 PM
[QUOTE=LizJ;2144895]
Pellets = (3.65 x £15) based on 100g SS per day at £15 per 10kg sack
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Gosh... I pay 48 euro for the same bag in Belgium!!!!!

abbymarysmokey
08-11-2007, 02:25 PM
OMG.... No wonder I never have any money :shock:

Amy

XMissySJx
08-11-2007, 02:33 PM
i spend.... £14.00 every month on food
£6 a month on hay and straw, get a bale of each for £3
£26 for myxi and vhd altogether, x 4 buns
have spend... £200 on hutches since i got my buns
£130 on vet bills
and probably hundreds on toys!!!whoa

Thea & Bobbin
08-11-2007, 02:34 PM
I've worked it out to be £373 for the first year (including housing and neutering) and £233 for every year after that.

Although I'm sure I will have spent far more than that already! :oops:

racheld69
08-11-2007, 02:48 PM
I have spent £300 in the last month. :shock: Its ok thought coz I am going to sell my boyfriend on ebay to cover it. :D

BunnyBekkie
08-11-2007, 02:49 PM
EEK. I'm too scared to add up what mine are, but Biscuit's vet bills for the last year must be about £100 as it is :|

Indiechic
08-11-2007, 02:59 PM
im not adding it up as i don't like frightening myself x

vicki267
08-11-2007, 04:05 PM
I've done an absolute rundown on my pet website as I thought it would be helpful, just scroll down the bunny page: http://www.freewebs.com/mycutepets/rabbitcare.htm

Hope this helps

catswhiskas
08-11-2007, 04:10 PM
I daren't think. Caramel cost me £220 in vets bills alone this month! I am about to change their food which should work out alot cheaper! But they only like fancy hay whcich is £4 a bag and that lasts about a week.... I think I just won't think about it!:lol:

cashmincal
08-11-2007, 04:37 PM
I dread too think :oops:

Becki xX
08-11-2007, 04:48 PM
EEK. I'm too scared to add up what mine are, but Biscuit's vet bills for the last year must be about £100 as it is :|

Thats not too bad really, I've spent almost £300 in the last week at the vets!!! :cry:

karen354
08-11-2007, 06:19 PM
When I just had Bertie not that much just his vaccinations per year and food and hay.
Then Molly came along and that's where the big money started :( It cost me £900 in around 6 days I paid that to try to save her, my poor girl died anyway though :( :cry: :cry:
Then Furby came along(touch wood) no illness that needed treatment so only vaccinations and food and hay for her.
Then Fudge it cost me to have him neutered, it also cost another £115 when he got an infection after his op..
Then Fizz nothing with her apart fron Vacs,hay food..
Then finally Thomas nothing apart from vac,hay food..

So all in all I'd say £1,500 since January ..

kayjay
08-11-2007, 06:31 PM
Roughly costs me £300 per year for two rabbits, counting hay, food, greens and vaccinations

Vikki*and*the*buns
08-11-2007, 06:57 PM
without neutering they've costt me about 519.88 this year, with neutering 654.88, that doesn't include two new hutchs, vet bed, toys and treat hays. with everything on its about £1000.00 this year:shock:

Luciuslop
08-11-2007, 07:00 PM
Currently have 4 buns, so ...

£60 - vaccinations
£12.50 - 5 bales of hay every 3-4 months.
£5 - for delivery of said hay every time
£11 - sack of food approx every 4-6 weeks
£15-20 ( approx ) -veggies every week

bunlover
08-11-2007, 07:06 PM
My sums make it £223 per year per rabbit as an absolute minimum - no toys/cage/boarding/no-vaccination vet trips in there:

myxi = (2 x £25) NB expensive vet
VHD = (1 x £25) NB Expensive vet
Pellets = (3.65 x £15) based on 100g SS per day at £15 per 10kg sack
Hay = (52 x £1.80) small-ish bag of hay per week

So, £500 per pair, without vet treatment, toys, impulse buys on Bunny Basics and Hay Experts, accommodation etc. I didn't count accommodation because it is a periodic rather than yearly cost, and the amount can vary so much depending on how/where you house your buns.

What are you writing?

also our vet charges about 17 a vaccs per rabbit.so is slightly cheaper

that sounds about normal.....so per month excluding extra vet fees and the toys n veg u splash out on n yes we all do it rabbits are not that expensive are they at...£18.50 each less than the gym membership a month!:)
or £37 a pair. :)

Lea-Anne
08-11-2007, 07:19 PM
Ok this is going to be scary....

Worked out mine for a year:

£270 on vaccinations
£312 on food (£13 on pellets x 2 sacks a month).
£96 hay (£4 bale x 2 a month)
£50 grass (probably have about 5 bales of Redigrass a year)
Approx £200 on treatment for Monty's myxi and ulcerated eye.
Dennis's neuter £50.
£3759 on toys>>...... :lol:

£96 on GRASS! :shock: :shock: :shock: I'm never gonna have my own house... :roll: :lol:

FriskyClover
08-11-2007, 07:28 PM
I'd imagine I've spent at least £1000 on vets bills this year, easily:shock: .

I'd think that a properly looked after rabbit, probably costs about £500 a year at a conservative estimate, seriously!

Jayney
08-11-2007, 07:47 PM
lets see for 2 rabbits i spend

£4 bag of food each month = £48
£5 per week on hay and straw = £260 :shock:
£90 on vaccination (2 myxi and 1 vhd)
£15 per month on new toys = £180
£6 per week on veggies £312

so a total of approx £1033
that is without neutering and unexpected vet bills

Jayney
08-11-2007, 07:50 PM
dont know why mine seems so much more expensive than everyone else, even without any vet bills

Liz1966
08-11-2007, 07:57 PM
These are my costs in the last few months for 1 bunny:

£40 for cage, litter tray & bottle etc
£30 for bunny
£96 for vets bill when he got GI stasis 10 days after I got him
£35 for dog crate on ebay when I discover cage too small for growing bunny:roll:
£48 for neutering
£24 for vet bed
£7 for carpet cleaner :roll:
£3 for for anti-gnawing stuff to put on furniture
£However-much-I-want-to-spend on toys

Ongoing costs each week:
£3.20 Carefresh litter
£1.50 Pellets
£3 Vegetables
£0.50 Hay

Clicquot
08-11-2007, 08:01 PM
I think you are all underestimating a bit...or is it because it's so expensive here?
How much is an a bag of hay there? I just calculated and mine eat about 1.5kg of hay each a week... That makes 2 bags at 12chfr, about 8 euro's, only for hay...

AlisonA
08-11-2007, 08:03 PM
Having lived in both countries I can confirm that it's much more expensive where you are!!

Clicquot
08-11-2007, 08:27 PM
ah...you can compare!!! The differnce is huge... I know that my way of looking at prices is a bit off...I find everything in Belgium cheap suddenly...but wasn't aware that the differnce in basics was that big...

Where did you live?

angeleyes
08-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Well bunny cost £25
Housing, playpen, toys, beds etc £100
Illness within a week of having him inc xrays £300
Stay at vets for 7 days £135
Myxi jab £22
Neutering £55
VHD jab £18
Straw £4 per month
Hay £8 per month
Food dry and fresh £25 per month
OMG :shock: thats a lot and i am getting him a girlfriend! no wonder i don't go out a lot :lol:

kayjay
08-11-2007, 09:04 PM
dont know why mine seems so much more expensive than everyone else, even without any vet bills

Your vaccinations are very expensive!!!

For my two I spend a similar amount as you on food and hay, but less on veg as mine get through two bags of spring greens a week, £2 then the odd half carrot or celery thrown in. Vaccinations are approx £25 per bun, so that's £50 and they don't get toys unless they're cardboard rolls etc.

isla
08-11-2007, 09:49 PM
Myxi jabs (6 @ £18 ) =£108
vhd jabs (3 @ £18 ) = £54
1 Neuter -£25
1 Spay =£56
Food = £34
Hay= £118
Veg= £540 (Assuming there is 54 weeks a year, I cant remember!)
Toys=£84
Dog crate= free but £15 on bus fare getting it.
Vets (so far)=£107 (but I have a sick bunny at the mo)
Total=£1141

Owning a bunny= priceless.

AlisonA
08-11-2007, 10:23 PM
Where did you live?

Zurich, so over the other side to you. I would say our weekly essentials shopping bill at least doubled, maybe even tripled when we were there. We did often go over to Germany to get stuff.

Clicquot
08-11-2007, 10:47 PM
I like Zürich much better then Geneva, go there about once a month for work, love the city!
Here lots of people go shopping in France, me to much effort, I have Coop making homedeliveries every week :oops:

Jayney
08-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Your vaccinations are very expensive!!!

For my two I spend a similar amount as you on food and hay, but less on veg as mine get through two bags of spring greens a week, £2 then the odd half carrot or celery thrown in. Vaccinations are approx £25 per bun, so that's £50 and they don't get toys unless they're cardboard rolls etc.

yeah my vaccinations are about £15 a go and my bunnies usually get through a few packs of pre bagged watercress/rocket/salads a week

Gem
08-11-2007, 11:19 PM
Am not even going to begin adding our bills up :? :shock: :lol:

JIMGRACIE
08-11-2007, 11:26 PM
never worked out a total sum. the animals just get whatever they need, in our house.......humans come second!! :D

Bunnytod
08-11-2007, 11:43 PM
I aint even gonna start adding mine up, They cost a bloody fortune, there messy noisey drive me mad when they wont shut up banging, They constantly want attension. but would i be with out them, not a cats in hells chance:D

Sooz
09-11-2007, 12:32 AM
I dont want to know what I spend....I think I would probably pass out.

capel
09-11-2007, 01:25 AM
Since October last year;
Bournville: 2 myxi jabs (6monthly) and I VHD. Due another myxi in 2 weeks' time £51.00+ another £17.00 for the next myxi soon
Vet visits and antibiotics..£62.00
Floss: same vacs £51.00 (kevin wants to defer her next myxi for the time being)
Nodular myxi treatment: Emergency callout plus antibiotics, eye drops and ongoing tratment for her eye so far...£300+
Hay, pellets etc...haven't a clue!

6 Foster Buns: health checks, vaccinations(Karen and I split the cost of Saphhire and Pansy's vet bills, and Amanda who had Barney gave me a rehoming fee which helped cover the cost of foster bun bills), 4 new hutches (Bunnymadhouse gave me one of my hutches:lol: ) 2 new runs, 1 spay. Monkey, who rescued Barney initially also helped with some of the vet bills.