How Much Does Rabbit Cremation Cost?
When a rabbit passes away, many pet owners decide to choose cremation. The procedure is relatively cheap, and it allows the pet owner to safely discard the remains of their rabbit. While a pet cemetery may be an option, it can be rather expensive. Check with your local laws when choosing to bury, or spread the ashes of your pet rabbit.
How much is it?
- For an animal such as a rabbit, most services are going to charge anywhere from $50 to $125 for the animal itself.
- In Michigan, a vet may charge up to $275 for the cremation service alone.
What is going to be included?
- Some companies will pick up the animal from your home, while others may require that you bring it in.
- After the rabbit is cremated, the ashes will be given to you in a sealed bag.
- If brought to a vet’s office, they may perform a test for you to determine the exact cause of the rabbit’s death. This can be done to ensure that there are no diseases present. It’s highly recommended that someone does this if they own any other type of rabbit in the home.
What are the extra costs?
- Deciding to keep the ashes will require an urn. You can either purchase one on your own, or choose to pick one out through the cremation service. A pet urn starts at $10+
- If you want a tombstone for a memorial purposes, one can be purchased online. A standard stone with no engravements will cost $15+ TO have it engraved, it will start around $40-50+
- If you choose to have the service pick it up, a delivery charge may be charged.
- Many pet owners may ship the pets remains to a local pet cemetery. Since many counties and states ban the burial of an animal in a yard, these cemeteries can offer a small memorial where you can bury your pet’s ashes.
Tips to know:
- Before cremating your rabbit, be sure to know the alternatives. There may be a few pet parks in the area where the animal can be buried. If considering an option such as this one, be sure to visit them to see if it’s something that you’re interested in.
How can I save money?
- Talk with your local humane society to see what kind of services they offer. Many humane societies offer low cost alternatives.
- Consider purchasing the urn, or tombstone on your own. Many cremation services tend to raise the prices on their items.