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Last Post by Beka27 at 8/12/2012 4:03 AM (53 Replies)
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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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7/30/2012 10:00 AM
gah but i don't have that kinda money

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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7/30/2012 12:29 PM
Rabbits are not inexpensive pets. Posts like this concern me b/c daily care costs (pellets, hay, and fresh veggies, as well as litter for the litterbox) are not cheap. Costs can be cut by buying some things in bulk, but you will be spending at least $40-50 a month to feed and litter your rabbit. Vet costs are not monthly costs. Healthy rabbits can have a yearly exam and that's all they need (at least until they are older when other health issues might crop up). But within the next few months, your rabbit will have to have a vet exam and will then need to be spayed. This is not going to be cheap. I think you need to evaluate the care you're able to provide, and if you don't have financial support from your parents, you may need to reconsider having a rabbit as a pet.
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User is Offline Amys Animals
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7/30/2012 7:31 PM
Posted By Beka27 on 07/30/2012 02:29 PM
Rabbits are not inexpensive pets. Posts like this concern me b/c daily care costs (pellets, hay, and fresh veggies, as well as litter for the litterbox) are not cheap. Costs can be cut by buying some things in bulk, but you will be spending at least $40-50 a month to feed and litter your rabbit. Vet costs are not monthly costs. Healthy rabbits can have a yearly exam and that's all they need (at least until they are older when other health issues might crop up). But within the next few months, your rabbit will have to have a vet exam and will then need to be spayed. This is not going to be cheap. I think you need to evaluate the care you're able to provide, and if you don't have financial support from your parents, you may need to reconsider having a rabbit as a pet.

I agree with this post.

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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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7/31/2012 10:08 AM

okay i just got my allowance but im still a dollar short so im gonna go on a treasure hunt around the house for change btw i was very scared by the last two posts


User is Offline rexanater
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7/31/2012 11:56 AM

I'm sorry, but I also agree with Beka's post. I hope I'm not overdoing it but, while it's great that once you have the money and you are able to take Lilly to the vet, but what if she requires medicine, are you going to be able to afford that? You also have to think long-term, are you going to able to afford it if Lilly ends up having an emergency?


I'm also a minor, but I have quite a bit of money set aside for an emergency. My parents also give me financial support, even though I pay for most of his fees, and costs...

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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7/31/2012 12:06 PM
well its okay now because I've been saving up for a month before i got lilly and im gonna continue saving up for as long as i have lilly oh yea and i forgot to mention, i got next weeks allowance too so i have money for meds too but i will keep this up for as long as i can and if i cant anymore i just dont know what i'll do

User is Offline Beka27
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7/31/2012 12:10 PM
It is very scary. It's scary what can happen. We had a member lose a bun recently b/c she didn't have the money for an emergency. I do hope everything works out.
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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/01/2012 11:09 AM
this was a close call and i hope this doesn't happen again.
Right now the vet is on vacation so it'll have to wait until then. Also lilly's nose doesn't look as wet but is still kind of damp. Even if the nose thing clears up completely, im still taking her to the vet BC I've noticed that shes been digging at the wires of her cage and today when i was cutting her nails, i saw that her nail was busted and there was dry blood crusted around it. Any ideas about the nail (dewclaw) until the vet gets back??? Anything will help.

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/01/2012 11:23 AM
rexanater - I also get support from my parents too they pay for more than half of almost everything and it's ok I've gotten over it and you weren't overdoing it and thanks all of you for your support

User is Offline rexanater
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8/01/2012 12:43 PM

I've never had a problem with nails, but if I'm remembering correctly as long as its not still bleeding it should be fine. My rabbit also digs at the wires when he wants out, or food, especially during breakfast or dinner time xD


User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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8/01/2012 4:57 PM
Bunjamin broke his dew claw when he was a baby. It was already clotted when I found it but I had vet appointment already so I showed it to her and she said since it showed no sign of infection it was okay. She also felt the new nail growing in. So she'll probably be okay as long as it clotted and she is walking fine.What wires was she digging at when it broke?

User is Offline rexanater
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8/01/2012 6:59 PM
Frankie, I interpreted it as the bars of her cage, but maybe I'm wrong...

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/02/2012 12:25 PM
Lilly isn't litter trained but she always goes in one corner of her cage so instead of not covering her wired bottom cage at all, i covered it everywhere other than that corner and she loves to dig there but I don't get how her dew claw can break off like that

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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8/02/2012 12:39 PM
Put a litter box in that corner, and cover the rest of the floor. Wire is not good for their feet at all.

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/02/2012 1:33 PM
well the thing is that her cage is way too small for a litter box and my mom keeps on saying that the cage is too big for her even though my whole family agrees that the cage is too small

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/02/2012 1:34 PM

also I gave Lilly her first apple stick yesterday and today her front tooth on the top is missing please!!! HEEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going  vet hunting right away


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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8/02/2012 1:36 PM
Vet time again!

User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
Scotland
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8/02/2012 1:38 PM
You should save up all your money and either make her or buy her a better cage. If you buy it then your mum can't complain! In Belle's cage just now I have plant trays, you know the kind you plant seeds in? It's not too big but she still has room. I'll admit she pees over the edge sometimes because the pan is too shallow but I let her get away with it and it would be better than her hurting her paws? Sounds like you're fighting a loosing battle in terms of bunny vs fam. I hope you can get it all sorted out. You should show her some pictures of the bunny condos on here and maybe she'll realise that actually your cage is too small?
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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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8/02/2012 5:08 PM
I did and my mom keeps on saying, "a CONDO for a BUNNY? ha! your bunny isn't THAT special" ugh its so annoying! sometimes my mom can get very unreasonable

User is Offline Svandis
Norway
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8/02/2012 5:23 PM
Where do you have your bunny atm? seeing that your mom is saying that she doesn't want to have a bigger cage i take is your bunny is placed somewhere in the house, maybe the kitcen/livingroom? But what if you had it in you room, your mom couldn't complaint about a bigger cage then, seing that it would be in your room?

And you don't have to buy a brand new cage, you could buy a used one for 1/3 of the money
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