As a rough budget, you should be budgeting care costs including feed, insurance, basic vet care, toys, and accommodation costs (e.g. litter and bedding).

  • Cat: £25-£180 a month
  • Dog: £60-£400 a month
  • Rabbits (pair): £50-£100 a month

More guidance

For more guidance on the cost of keeping a pet, check out the National RSPCA Pet Cost Calculator.

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