Rabbit purchase prices and veterinary costs
Cost of adopting a rabbitWanting to buy a pet rabbit? At the Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary. The price of a rescue rabbit is usually $25. The price includes desexing, vaccinating, microchip, parasite protection, nail clipping, vet check, vet voucher for your first vet visit in some locations eg Grafton NSW which is valued at $60. In Victoria we give you a voucher for a free house visit from the Rabbit Vet.
Adopt a Rabbit from our available rabbits gallery.
Cost of buying a rabbit from a breeder or pet shopIf you buy a baby rabbit from a pet shop or breeder if can be more expensive. Why? Because you will have to pay for the following:
Rabbit vaccination $25
Rabbit desexing $190 to desex a female and $150 to desex a male rabbit
Initial worm, mite and mosquito protection treatment $25
NB prices are averages. Different vets charge higher or lower prices. Pension card holders may have a discount depending on the vet's offers and subsidies provided by AWL and RSPCA.
One of the reasons for buying a pet rabbit from the Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary is that you get so much more added value than buying from other places. OUR ADOPTION FEE IS $25.
Average costs of a rabbit's vet treatment:
Rabbits are susceptible to a virus called myxomatosis. It is carried by fleas and mosquitoes. There is a vaccine but the Australian Government won't allow vets to have it to vaccinate and protect pet rabbits. If a rabbit contracts myxomatosis it should be put to sleep as it's a painful dying process and there is no cure.