Rabbits, also known as bunnies, are small and cute mammals that are very popular as pets worldwide. They are from the family Leporidae and have more than 305 breeds globally. From the ancient period, rabbits have been used for food, clothing, accessories, and pets. These mammals are a part of our daily life. Also, in most areas, peoples are totally dependent on them. Therefore, here, we have come up with the Top 10 Most Expensive Rabbit Breeds in the world in 2022 that are very costly to afford.
Here, we have only mentioned the purchase cost and excluded the other charges like initial setup and supplies, breeder, health care, food, medications and vet visits, pet insurance, and environment maintenance. In addition, the purchase cost may be in the vast range because it depends upon the pedigree, linage, breeder, gender, size, weight, etc. So, without any further delay, let’s begin.
Note- We are not breeders; these prices are based on online sales shown on Google. Prices may differ depending on region to region. Also, this post is only for educational purposes.
|Rabbit Breeds||Price Range|
|Netherland Dwarf Rabbits||$30-$90|
|Dwarf Hotot Rabbit||$50-$100|
|Mini Satin Rabbit||$50-$150|
|American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit||$25-$200|
|Flemish Giant Rabbit||$10-$225|
|English Angora Rabbit||$50-$250+|
|Mini Lop Rabbit||$30-$500|
|Continental Giant Rabbit||$60-$500|
Here’s the price range list of all expensive bunnies in the world. Now, let’s discuss the Top 10 Most Expensive Rabbit Breeds.
10) Lionhead Rabbit
Lionhead Rabbits are one of the most expensive rabbits that originated in France and Belgium. These beautiful fluffy rabbits are recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC) and by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
Their average life span is 7-9 years. Lionhead rabbits are typically small rabbits reaching an average weight of 2.5 to 3.75 pounds in adulthood. The price range of these rabbits varies from $25 to up to $110, depending on pedigree, gender, and weight.
9) Mini Satin Rabbit
Mini Satin Rabbits are created by the breeding of the Standard Satin with a Netherland Dwarf or Polish rabbit. These rabbits are recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
These rabbits are very soft to touch and have satin-like fur. Their life span is around 5-8 years, and they can grow up to 3-5 pounds weight. The price range of these rabbits can be differed from $50 to $150 depending on where you get them.
8) American Fuzzy Lop Rabbit
American Fuzzy Lop Rabbits have a similar appearance to Holland Lops, but they are wool breeds and can weigh up to 4 pounds. They are one of the most expensive rabbits globally and are recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
Like other rabbits, they live for an average of 5-8 years. These rabbits have a vast price range. You can buy the standard one only for $25 but depending on pedigree and gender, they can reach up to $200.
7) Flemish Giant Rabbit
Price- $10 to $225
Flemish Giant rabbits are one of the most expensive and the largest breed of domestic rabbits in the world. They can weigh around 15 pounds and can reach a body length of 2.5 feet.
Also, they have an average lifespan of 8-10 years (more than many domestic rabbits). Flemish Giant Rabbits have a comprehensive price range starting from $10 and end up to $225 depending on pet quality.
6) Mini Rex
Mini Rex is the mutation of the Rex rabbit that was created in 1984 in Florida. These rabbits are dwarf rabbits with an average size of 30 inches and can weigh around 5 pounds in adulthood. They are pretty famous for their unique colors or distinct markings.
They have a wonderfully soft body and can cost $10 to $20 for the standard with a general color. However, these rabbits with a pedigree from a nationally recognized family and in a unique color can be sold for up to $250.
5) English Angora Rabbit
English Angora Rabbits are one of the most expensive and oldest rabbit breeds that are famous for their Angora wool. They are recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
English Angora Rabbits are the smallest among all Angora rabbit breeds. In adulthood, they weigh a maximum of up to 6 pounds. These rabbits can cost in the range of $50 to $250+ depending on breed and appearance.
4) Holland Lop
Holland Lops are one of the most popular breeds in the US and the UK. They can reach up to the maximum weight of 4 pounds. They are popular for their wide variety of colored coats. Holland Lops have a life span of 7-10 years on average.
The average cost of a standard Holland Lop rabbit in the US is around $20 to $40. However, based on pedigree, linage, and completed medical procedures such as fertility alternation, they can cost up to $400.
3) Mini Lop Rabbit
Mini Lop Rabbits are similar to the dwarf rabbits that were created in Germany in 1972. They are one of the most expensive rabbits because, based on pedigree and quality, they can reach up to $500.
They are known for their long life span of up to 18 years if properly cared for, but on average, they live up to 7-14 years. In adulthood, they can reach a weight of 5 to 6 pounds.
2) Continental Giant Rabbit
Continental Giant Rabbits, also known as the German Giants, are among the most expensive rabbits and are recognized by the British Rabbit Council. They can reach up to 132 cm in length and 53 lb in weight.
They are initially bred for the meat having a life span of only 4-5 years. The actual cost of the standard Giant rabbit is around $60. Nevertheless, the price can be increased as high as $500 depending on their color, age, size, and lifespan.
1) Harlequin Rabbit
Harlequin Rabbits are the most expensive rabbits in the world. They originated from France and are well-liked by people for their coloration and markings. They have an average lifespan of 5-8 years and can grow up to 9.5 pounds.
Depending on their pedigree and color-markings, Harlequin Rabbits can be sold for around $900 to $1000. But non-pedigreed ones can cost significantly less, about $50-$200 in many regions.
Rex rabbits are one of the most beautiful rabbit breeds from France. In the early 90s, these rabbits were quite popular for their dense fur and could cost as much as $750. Author Lynn M. Stone unveiled in her book, Rabbit Breeds: The Pocket Guide to 49 Essential Breeds that a pair of Rex Rabbits could be sold for up to $1500 in 1930.
However, presently, these rabbits are very common, and you can buy them in the range of $20 to $60. But at one time, in the past, they were the most expensive rabbits in the world.
Here, we conclude our article on “Top 10 Most Expensive Rabbit Breeds.” We hope you like it. We will be back with another post. Till then, stay tuned with us and read the articles below.
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Monty is a founder of How It See. Being a life science student in a reputed university, he always wonders about an eclectic correlation between science and nature. After engaging in various college projects, Monty determined to share all his knowledge with you as a writer. In the meantime, he loves to research and study about the various types of colorful animals.