How Much Does a Flemish Giant Rabbit Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 8, 2018

Flemish giant rabbits are domesticated and are famously known because of their large size.  They are known to be docile and tolerant of gentle handling, even more than a normal bunny, which tends to be jumpy and fidgety at times.

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How much does a flemish giant rabbit cost?

The price of a Flemish giant rabbit will depend on the age, quality, where it’s being purchased and where you live.  On average, it can range anywhere from $30 for a basic Flemish Giant to as much as $300 for a show-quality rabbit.

Flemish-Giant.com put together a nice chart, showcasing what it will cost to take care of the rabbit and how much it will cost to adopt one.  According to the chart, on the lower end, it could cost $30 to $50, while a show-quality could cost $75 to $300.  In another article on the same website, they also say the costs come down to two factors:  quality and age.  On average, a rabbit without a pedigree can cost $20 to $50.

Hobbly, an online classified website similar to Craigslist, had a few listings at the time of this writing, with prices ranging from $20 to as much as $100.  Most of the ads we looked at were for rabbits eight to 12 weeks old, with a few being older than one.

What is going to be included in the adoption?

Any reputable breeder should include its medical records, up-to-date vaccinations, a vet checkup, a health guarantee and a travel crate if it were to be shipped.  Depending on the breeder or organization, a starter kit may be included.  This type of kit can include basic necessities such as food, coupons, care guides, and more.  Most breeders will allow you to take it home once it reaches eight to 12 weeks of age.   Before the adoption, a good breeder, especially if you’re adopting a pedigree, will talk about the rabbit’s heritage, show you general information and explain what they expect from you as a potential owner.

What are the extra costs?

Unlike a bunny you often envision when you think of one, these rabbits can be much larger, and because of this, will need different supplies.  According to the Double L Rabbit Ranch, your new bunny will need a home base, hay, pellets, a 32-ounce water bottle and a container for a litter box.  They say an owner should set aside about $15 per month to take care of their rabbit once the one-time expenses are out of the way.

Its diet will primarily consist of rabbit pellets and unlimited grass hay.  At a minimum, it should be at least 16 percent protein.  Each day, your Flemish Giant, on average, will eat about one ounce of pellets per pound of its body weight, but it could be much more if your rabbit is more active than usual.  A 10-pound bag of pellets can cost about $10 to $15.

At a minimum, your rabbit should have a cage larger than three by two feet, but experts recommend the bigger it is, the better it will be for your rabbit.  Inside this cage should include a litter pan, bed and chew toys to keep it entertained.  Plan on spending a few hundred dollars for a good sized cage.  Since a cage can often be cramped for a rabbit of this size, a playpen either inside or outside is a great way to offer it the exercise it needs throughout the day.

A Flemish Giant will be susceptible to ear and fur mites.  Fur mites will look similar to dandruff, often behind the ears, while ear mites will create a crusty-like appearance behind the ears.  If any of these symptoms were to be present, ear drops will be recommended to kill the eggs.  Also, if you plan on having your rabbit roam around your yard, flea protection is highly advisable.

Tips to know:

A common way to purchase a Flemish Giant Rabbit is often by searching for “Flemish Giant breeder, followed by your zip code or city you reside in.”  Once you do find one, contact them and ask them a few questions to get to know the breeder.

If healthy, the average Flemish Giant Rabbit can live five to eight years.

The average size can range from 15 to 21 pounds, with a doe weighing about 10 to 20 percent more on average.

It comes in a variety of colors, including blue, gray, white black and blue.

These rabbits will get along well with other animals, but keep in mind if two males were in the same area, they could fight to the death.  However, if you were to fix your rabbit, this problem could be avoided if the two were to create a bond.  Aside from rabbits, owners have claimed they do get along very well with dogs, cats and other common household pets.

These rabbits can’t and won’t tolerate the heat.   Once the temperature hovers around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you need to figure out a way to keep the temperature at a comfortable level to avoid stress or even death.  If you don’t have air conditioning, consider investing in a swamp cooler or freezing two-liter bottles or water to allow them to rest against it.

How can I save money:

Consider checking local Humane Societies to see if they have any up for adoption.  There are many people who purchase one of these rabbits and then decide it is too much for them.

It also doesn’t hurt to check out classified websites like the one we mentioned above.   Going this route can often connect you with a previous owner who may be getting rid of it for one reason or another.  Most of the time, in this scenario, you’re able to not only get the rabbit, but the supplies as well.


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    I used the small loan my father gave me.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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