Estimated costs of keeping rabbits in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This statistic shows the estimated costs (initial, monthly, annual and lifetime) of keeping a pair of rabbits in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017. According to the estimates, the minimum annual cost of keeping a pair of rabbits is 840 British pounds.

Estimated costs of keeping a pair of rabbits in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2017, by cost type

Estimated cost in GBP
Average mimimum lifetime cost7,550
Initial set up570
Minimum monthly cost70
Minimum annual cost840
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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimates are based on current market prices.

Initial costs include waterproof home, food bowls, water bottles, carrier and grooming equipment. Not including cost of animals.

Monthly costs include preventative treatments (regular treatments for worms and fleas, annual boosters, two flystrike preventions in summer months), in addition to insurance, food, toys and litter.

Annual costs calculated by multiplying monthly cost by twelve.

Lifetime costs calculated by multiplying annual cost by average lifespan of a cat. Estimated according to O'Neill (2015) as 14 years. Average calculated by finding mid point in range given by the source.

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