Also sold all of our mouse growers. WOOT WOOT! We can now afford to purchase rat chow for the mice, they'll grow better and do better now. :)
PET CARE COSTS
How much is that doggie (or kitty, rabbit, rat, goldfish or guinea pig…) in the shelter window? In addition to the initial cost of adoption, there’s a whole litany of expenses that the average pet owner will incur within a year. To make it easier for you to plan for your new arrival, we’ve prepared a financial breakdown of the annual costs of caring for a variety of species. To see the chart in full click here.
I found their price guidelines rather a lot off. $730 to care for one rabbit over the course of one year and that's just regular care. AND if one considers what all the first year costs might be with neutering and other such things at over $1000. It was like HUH? how do you figure that.
For ONE rabbit, even using the expensive litter....$730 for one year???? NOT....
At the most for litter it would be $240 ($20 bag of carefresh per month) for litter (most people go cheaper and do pine or aspen which would significantly bring that amount down. If one wished to you might be able to get pet insurance, you might wish to buy toys but you certainly don't have to, litter boxes for rabbits don't tend to cost $25.
Anyways, I found it interesting, you might too. .
15 kits born to Miss Triscuit. Turned out to be sixteen kits.
Kits all a good size except one smaller.
Watch Me Grow
Both of these buns went off to separate pet homes in London.
Basic was bred to Ranger.
On March 23she birthed on extra large dead kit.
She died later from birthing complications.
Basic was a good girlie and she'll be missed from the herd.
This is the part of animal husbandry that I hate... when things go badly.
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.