Here’s The Total Lifetime Cost Of Owning Your Pet

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Sure, pets are cute but they also can cost a pretty penny. Between food, trips to the vet, cages, and licenses, the cost of having a pet adds up.

We’ve identified the total costs of owning pets, using ASPCA data collected at Visual Economics.

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content=”Capital costs

— Aquarium: $150

Yearly costs

— Food: $20

— Misc: $15

Life expectancy — 10 years

source: ASPCA via visual economics

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title=”A small bird costs $1,025 over its lifetime”
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— Cage: $75

Yearly costs

— Food: $50

— Toys/Treats: $30

— Misc: $15

Life expectancy — 10 years

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content=”Capital costs

— Cage: $80

Yearly costs

— Food: $70

— Medical: $50

–Litter: $400

— Misc: $15

Life expectancy — 5 years

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title=”A small dog costs $5,980 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Spay/Neuter: $75

— Crate and carrier: $80

— Collar/Leash: $25

Yearly costs

— Food: $150

— Medical: $150

–Toys/Treats/Misc.: $85

–licence: $15

Life expectancy — 14 years

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title=”A medium dog costs $6,565 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Spay/Neuter: $100

— Collar/Leash: $30

— Crate and carrier: $140

Yearly costs

— Food: $250

— Medical: $175

— Toys/Treats/Misc: $105

— licence: $15

Life expectancy — 11 years

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title=”A rabbit costs $6,960 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Spay/Neuter: $75

–Litter Box: $25

–Cage and carrier: $30

Yearly costs

— Food: $110

— Medical: $125

— Litter: $400

— Toys/Treats/Misc: $40

Life expectancy — 10 years

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title=”A cat costs $7,640 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Spay/Neuter: $75

— Collar/Leash: $10

— Litter Box: $25

— Carrier: $30

Yearly costs

— Food: $120

— Medical: $150

— Litter: $150

— Toys/Treats/Misc: $80

Life expectancy — 15 years

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title=”A big dog costs $7,800 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Spay/Neuter: $125

— Collar/Leash: $35

— Crate and carrier: $240

Yearly costs

— Food: $350

— Medical: $200

— Toys/Treats/Misc.: $135

— licence: $15

Life expectancy — 10 years

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title=”A cockatoo costs $52,250 over its lifetime”
content=”Capital costs

— Cage: $500

Yearly costs

— Food: $500

— Medical: $200

— Litter: $220

— Toys/Treats/Misc: $15

Life expectancy — 50 years

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