Pet Raising Costs

Raising a pet is similar to raising a child - you’ll need to feed, care for and clean up after your pet. Here is a helpful chart that outlines the cost and time commitment for raising a pet.

Cost Details
Type of Pet Pet Adoption Center Fee ($)
Monthly Food Expense ($)
Daily Time Commitment (Hours) Annual Vet Expenses ($) Life Expectancy (Years)
Cat/Kitten 60 25 1.0-3.0 100-150 12-20
Dog/Puppy 60 50 2.0-4.0 200-250 10-18
Rabbit 30 25 1.0 60-100 8-10
Ferret 30 25 3.0 60-150 6-8
Bird (Parrots) 60 20 1.0-3.0 100-300 40+
Pocket Pet (Hamster, Gerbil, or Rat) 5 15 0.5 60-100 3-8