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. The rescue rabbit's new owner receives rabbit care information, ongoing support by phone or visit to The Rabbit Sanctuary. You can also return the rabbit or exchange him or her if for some reason you can't continue with the adoption.
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.
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.