A Flemish Giant rabbit is a giant-sized rabbit. If you want one of these rabbits, will you pay more than for a small or medium-sized bun? Just exactly how much is a Flemish Giant rabbit, and are there other costs you need to know about for their care?
A Flemish Giant rabbit costs between $50 and $500. On the lower end of the cost, the range is general pet Flemish Giants, while you’ll pay considerably much more for a pedigreed or show-worthy Flemish Giant rabbit. Other factors influencing the price of a Flemish Giant are age, color, and where you buy it.
Let’s look at where you can buy a Flemish Giant rabbit, factors that affect how much these rabbits cost, and other aspects you need to keep in mind.
How Much Does a Flemish Giant Rabbit Cost?
There are various factors that influence the cost of a Flemish Giant rabbit. On average, you’ll pay between $50 and $100 for a pet-quality Flemish Giant.
If you want a show-quality or pedigreed Flemish Giant rabbit, expect to pay between $100 and $500.
Where Can I Buy a Flemish Giant Rabbit?
There are many places where you can buy a Flemish Giant rabbit:
Flemish Giant Breeders
A reputable breeder is one “place” where you can buy a Flemish Giant rabbit.
You can find breeders by Googling.
- The National Federation for Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders (NFFGRB) – they have records of registered breeders, but the onus is on you to ensure the breeder is reputable
- The Rabbit Breeders Website to find Flemish Giant rabbit breeders near you
- The Flemish Giant Website
- Happy Tails Flemish Giants
Local Rabbit Rescue Group or Animal Shelter
Rabbit rescue groups or animal shelters often take in abandoned rabbits.
It’s possible to adopt a Flemish Giant for a little $20, and then you can give the bun a loving forever home.
Rabbit owners who are relocating or want to sell a kit may advertise on social media platforms.
So you can check out pet ads to see if any Flemish Giant rabbits are for sale.
Other Ways to Buy Flemish Giants
You can also find a Flemish Giant rabbit by looking at/on:
- A pet store
Factors That May Affect Flemish Giant Rabbit Cost
Various factors can affect how much you pay for a pet Flemish Giant rabbit. They are:
1. Where You Buy
Buying from a rabbit breeder can be less expensive than buying from a pet store that only cares about making money.
Sometimes, you can even adopt a rabbit at no cost – if you have friends who are giving a Flemish Giant rabbit away.
2. Age of the Rabbit
Young Flemish Giants may cost less than an adult bun.
However, an elderly Flemish Giant may not be as expensive as an adult rabbit.
3. Color of the Rabbit
The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) recognized 7 Flemish Giant coat colors:
- Light gray
- Steel gray
A Flemish Giant rabbit, however, can have other coat colors too.
So you’ll pay more if your Flemish Giant has one of the recognized coat colors.
4. Spayed, Neutered, or Trained
A rabbit that’s been trained – use of a litter box or in tricks – and/or spayed or neutered will also cost more than an intact and untrained bun.
5. Pedigreed and Show-Worthiness
A Flemish Giant with a pedigree or that is show-worthy also costs more than a Flemish Giant that’s just your beloved pet bunny.
If you don’t buy your Flemish Giant rabbit locally, you may need the breeder to ship the rabbit to you.
This is an extra cost, and could easily cost a few hundred dollars depending on how big the Flemish Giant bunny is.
Things You Need When Owning a Flemish Giant Rabbit
What you need when you own a Flemish Giant is pretty much the same for every pet rabbit.
However, a Flemish Giant is a large or giant-sized rabbit, so they need a lot more space than medium or dwarf rabbits.
Here’s a list of the once-off and recurring costs for owning a Flemish Giant:
Your once-off costs to have a pet bunny are:
- The bunny
- Transport costs to get the rabbit to you
- Rabbit hutch or cage
- Rabbit playpen
- Water bowls
- Food bowls
- Litter box
- Hay dispenser
- Grooming tools
You may need to replace toys, bowls, and the litter box as they break or sustain damage.
There are a few recurring (usually monthly) expenses when you own a Flemish Giant rabbit:
- Food – hay, leafy greens, veggies, fruit, pellets, and treats
- Rabbit-friendly litter
- Rabbit pet insurance
- Vet costs
Things to Consider Before Buying Flemish Giant Rabbit
There are a few things you should keep in mind before buying a Flemish Giant rabbit:
1. The Rabbit’s Size
A Flemish Giant rabbit is a large rabbit.
These rabbits weigh 15-20 pounds – minimum. There’s no maximum weight for a Flemish Giant rabbit.
Thus, one of the biggest considerations (pardon the pun) is how much space you have.
A small apartment isn’t the right space for a Flemish Giant, so rather choose a Flemish Giant if you live in a large apartment and have access to the outdoors so your bun can exercise or if you live in a house with a yard.
Part of the space requirements for the Flemish Giant rabbit is the size hutch or cage you need. On average, a Flemish Giant grows to be 2.5 feet tall.
The hutch or cage you buy should be at least 2.5-3 times bigger.
And the Guinness Book of World Records has a Flemish Giant rabbit that grew to be over 4 feet tall.
2. A Rabbit’s Dietary Needs
A Flemish Giant rabbit follows the same diet as other rabbits; however, because an adult Flemish Giant weighs more than a kit, they eat more too.
They eat lots of hay. Then there are also two meals a day of rabbit pellets and fresh leafy greens.
A 5-pound rabbit needs 2.5 cups of leafy greens twice a day, and if your Flemish Giant rabbit weighs 20 pounds, then that’s a total of 10 cups of leafy greens.
Treats (high-calorie veggies and fruit) will amount to 7 tablespoons.
In terms of pellets, your 20-pound Flemish Giant rabbit will eat a total of a cup and 4 tablespoons of rabbit pellets.
3. The Rabbit’s Personality
Flemish Giant rabbits are like friendly giants. They have a great personality and they are also very sociable.
If you don’t have the time to spend with your rabbit, you should get two rabbits so your Flemish Giant has a rabbit friend around.
My Last Bunny Thoughts
Flemish Giant rabbits make wonderful, loving pets – if you have enough space!
Remember, a Flemish Giant rabbit is still fragile and needs to be handled correctly. They need to exercise and be groomed.