What Is The Best Rabbit Insurance In The UK?
Do you have a rabbit and want to know if having pet insurance is worth it?
The simple answer is: yes, taking out a rabbit insurance is always a good idea. You will have peace of mind, as the main expenses will be taken care of.
In this guide, we’ll detail all the different types of rabbit insurance, the average cost of taking out a rabbit insurance and and we’ll also give you an indicative quote to find the best pet insurance for your rabbit.
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What type of rabbit insurance is best for you?
When taking out a rabbit insurance, there are usually one type of insurance offered, usually it is a 12 month insurance.
How much is rabbit insurance?
It depends on which coverage you choose. You can pay more or less depending on the coverage you choose. Other factors must be considered:
- Your rabbit’s age, The older your rabbit is, the more expensive it will be to insure your rabbit.
- Where you live in the UK. Vet fees are not the same all over the UK.
The average cost of rabbit insurance in UK is about £10 and £16 per month.
What does rabbit insurance cover?
Not all insurers offer the same features, so check before insuring your rabbit. Here is a little table that shows what is usually covered by a rabbit insurance:
|Included or not||Details|
|Vet fees||Included in all type of policies||You can ask money back for vet fees if your rabbit received medical treatment|
|Advertising and rewards||Often included in Lifetime coverOften not included in basics insurance||You can claim the money back for the cost of your reward and your advertising spend|
|Death by illness or accident||Often not included in basics insuranceSometimes covered by Lifetime.||You can claim if your rabbit died because of an accident or because of an illness|
|Boarding fees||Often not included in basics insurance||Covers the cost of boarding your rabbit if you have an emergency|
|Overseas travel cover||Often not included in basics insurance||Your rabbit is covered in another country|
|Third party liability cover||Included in basics insurance||Covers legal liability if your rabbit causes damage or injury. |
For cats, there is no such thing. The owner is not held responsible for damages caused, as cats are considered “free spirits” in the UK.
What is not included in your rabbit insurance?
Often, these kind of features are not included in your rabbit insurance:
|Treatment for preexisting conditions||Most insurers won’t cover your rabbit’s existing conditions.|
|Routine medical treatment||Your rabbit insurance won’t cover your routine medical treatment such as vaccinations, for example.|
|Behaviour treatment||This kind of feature is often not provided for rabbit insurance.|
|International cost||Some insurers won’t offer to cover your rabbit abroad.|
|Dental treatment||Often excluded from rabbit insurance.|
|Rabbitage||Sometimes your rabbit will not be covered if your pet is considered too old.|