Does anyone know what the going rate for boarding a rabbit?

asked 2016-04-06 09:30:52 -0500

A client contacted me regarding boarding their dog & bunny that is crate trained but free roams at times in the house. Does anyone know what the going nightly rate for that is? I'm assuming it's likely cheaper than nightly dog boarding as the bunny spends some of his time in the crate... Any info appreciated. Thank you!

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I wouldn't let the bunny free roam in your home unsupervised if you've never dealt with rabbits,and would tell the owner that.There are way too many things that could go wrong (chewing electrical wires).You could set them up in a large puppy pen or a big crate and do extremely supervised wandering.

Cheryl W.'s profile image Cheryl W.  ( 2016-04-10 21:44:57 -0500 ) edit

Most bunnies are trained to use litter boxes, and have loose hay in their enclosure. Be aware that their urine really smells if you don't stay on top of it. And we had one that climbed into the back of the fridge and bit through the electrical cord. Better to take care of them at THEIR house.

Eileen H.'s profile image Eileen H.  ( 2022-02-25 21:16:37 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2016-04-30 20:59:24 -0500

I agree with Cheryl. Our neighbors have a rabbit and we frequently care for him in their absence. They have an entire room rabbit-proofed and outfitted expressly for maximum bunny happiness.

If you plan to board the bunny in your home you should make it clear that s/he will be confined or in a large enclosure. A baby play pen would work, but I would NEVER leave the bunny unattended. They chew EVERYTHING and they are FAST.

In my opinion, $15/day would be fair but that is entirely up to you.

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answered 2016-04-30 20:27:21 -0500

Maybe 6 to 10$per day

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This is about what I used when asked to watch 1 bird, 2 cats, and 6 ferrets haha. The cats both had standard rates, the ferrets had the next lowest PER animal, then the bird.

Katherine A.'s profile image Katherine A.  ( 2016-12-12 14:23:10 -0500 ) edit

wait how do I add different animals to my rates????

Sommer K.'s profile image Sommer K.  ( 2019-03-02 18:05:28 -0500 ) edit
answered 2019-06-18 06:22:57 -0500

I have had rabbits for over 25 years. When I had my rabbits stay at rescues I was charged from $25-$50 a night per rabbit and slightly more for a bonded pair. My opinion would be unless you have experience with rabbits, not to watch them. They are very sensitive to changes and it is very hard to tell when they are sick and they can die very quickly if you do not know what to look out for and illness needs immediate intervention. I am willing to take the risk because I had rabbits that lived to be 15. But, I would not take on the liability if I did not know how to spot illness and provide emergency medical care.

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answered 2019-06-17 11:16:59 -0500

I do not think any pets other than dogs and cats are covered under the Rover Guarantee so that is why there is no way to list them on the booking...you could use your additional dog or cat rate... That bunny would not be running lose about the house on my watch either! Of course, I only board dogs. If other pets are involved, I have had owners board the dog with me and I do drop in visits for the rest of the zoo. (and use the cat rate)

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