Kids' Animal Station

For kids who love animals by a kid who loves animals

Pets Cost How Much????

What costs more to have as a pet each year?

A) A big, loveable dog, or

B) A cute little bunny.

If you guessed dog, you guessed wrong.

A big dog can cost $585 to take care of every year. The bunny will cost you $715 — $415 for its litter alone.

So before you pick a pet, think about what you and your family can afford!

Here are the yearly costs for different kinds of pets:

Small dog: $320

Medium dog: $425

Large dog: $585

Cat: $465

Rabbit: $715

Guinea Pig: $620

Small bird: $185

Goldfish: $20

I read about this in an article my mom gave me from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, October 2012, page 71.


This entry was posted on September 3, 2012 by in Advice/Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , .


Wise Words

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if a person or animal is at stake."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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— Translation of African Proverb

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