Photo Credit: @the_rohitrao
Let's talk about the myths that rabbits don't live very long and are cheap pets.
Billie and Cameron are about to turn eight years old. We don't know their exact birthday, but we brought them home in December of 2009, and we estimated they were about 12 weeks old. As rabbit care standards keep improving and INDOOR companion rabbits become more mainstream, the average lifespan is increasing to 10-12 years. If you are considering a pet rabbit please keep this in mind: you will be committing to provide proper care for this little creature for a decade (unless you adopt a senior rabbit). We hope to maintain health and quality of life for B&C as they enter their senior years. 💕
Now for the second myth: Rabbits are cheap pets.
The start up cost for supplies when you Adopt a spayed/neutered bunny can be $350 or more. If you buy from a breeder, you can add a potential bill of $300-$400 for an exotics vet to spay or neuter your bun. (We do NOT encourage buying from breeders since there are perfectly lovely bunnies being euthanized every day in shelters.)
Our monthly costs are $150-$200 and cover hay, pellets, greens, litter, chew toys and pet insurance. This number, of course, will be different depending on where you live, how many bunnies you have, etc.
And don't forget about your yearly vet exam, vet visits for illnesses, and bunny boarding. Medical care should be provided by a qualified vet who specializes in rabbits. These specialty vets can be hard to find if you live in a remote area or small town, and they will be expensive!
This info gives you just a tiny glimpse of what to expect with a companion rabbit. If you are serious about adding a bunny to your family please visit one of our favorite websites Rabbit.org to learn more about the joys and responsibilities of #bunnylife
▫️We want to thank @the_rohitrao
for the amazing photos. More to come! ▫️