How Much Does a Dwarf Bunny Cost?
Dwarf rabbits are considered the smallest breed of domestic rabbits. The Netherland dwarf rabbit is the most popular of this group.
How much does it cost?
- At most farms, dwarf rabbits can cost $20 to $45 each; however, show quality dwarf bunnies can be in the $100 to $350 range. The cost will depend on the quality, colors, breeder and geographical location.
- The price of colored Netherland dwarf bunnies at Wren’s Sweetheart Bunnies Rabbitry in Loveland, Colorado, start at $45. The price depends on pet quality, brood quality, or show quality. The prices of blue-eyed whites range from $100 to $350, depending on quality.
- PetSmart, a pet store, sells spayed and neutered rabbits at $100 each.
What is going to be included?
- Dwarf rabbits have different breeds, and these dwarf rabbit varieties include the American Fuzzy lop, Dwarf Hotot, Holland Lop, Jersey Wooly, Lionhead, Miniature Lion Lop, and Miniature Cashmere Lop . In the UK, there are two types of rabbits that are small enough to be considered dwarf: the Netherland dwarf rabbit and the Polish rabbit. The Netherland dwarf rabbit has a compact body, a pair of short ears, weighs less than 2 1/2 lbs., and come in a broad array of colors. The Polish rabbit is a finer-boned variety compared with the Netherland dwarf rabbit. It has a smaller head, narrower shoulders, and weighs less than 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lbs. It is obtainable in a range of colors.
What are the extra costs?
- Getting a dwarf rabbit entails obtaining food (including muesli, hay, pelleted food, fruit and root vegetables, or greens) and water. Other items to obtain are a cage appropriate for its size, a litter box, a rabbit carrier for when taking the pet to vet visits and trips, a ball, chew toys such as a branch or log to chew on, and a digging box.
Tips to know:
- A rabbit can have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years and even more with the right maintenance and care. Rabbits are not suitable as starter pets and are not ideal for children.
- The following plants cause harm to rabbits and are not suitable as food: Ivy, poppies, feverfew, bluebells, buttercup, lobelia, tomato leaves, spurge, and most shrubs or evergreen trees.
- Rabbit teeth continue to grow long throughout their lives. They can curl inward and cause damage to the upper part of the mouth. Due to this, the teeth will need to be cut, in some cases every 4 weeks. This is particularly true if the longer teeth are causing problems to the rabbit and its health.
- Before adopting or buying a dwarf rabbit, it is important to be informed and educated about them, their ways, and their behavior. It is also vital for a potential owner to determine if a rabbit is compatible with his lifestyle. This will avoid having to put up the rabbit for sale or get it a new home again.
- Dwarf rabbits have become over populated. Animal experts advise against breeding them due to the sheer number of the rabbits being sold online and being disposed of at shelters. Many who are interested in having a pet dwarf rabbit are often advised to adopt one from a rescue or from an animal shelter. Once you have adopted a rabbit, bring it to a veterinarian immediately to have it examined to make sure that it is in good condition when it arrives in its new home.
- If you choose to buy a dwarf rabbit, make sure to buy it at a legitimate breeder’s farm where rabbits are sold. The health of the animals in this environment is typically ensured because farm owners are normally reputable breeders.
How can I save money?
- Consider adopting a dwarf rabbit instead of buying one. There are countless rabbits that need a home. A rabbit can be adopted for a fee, usually lower than the purchase price.
- Check for competitive rates both from online sellers and at animal farms. Compare prices between them and zero in on the reputable ones. Learn more about the seller by getting in touch with each of them before making a decision.