Pet insurance isn’t just for cats and dogs. Do you have a rabbit as a pet and want to protect your wallet from potentially high vet bills? You’re not alone!
More households are adopting bunnies as pets, but only one company currently offers insurance plans to cover rabbits. Compare rabbit insurance below to see if it’s a good fit for you and your furry pal.
- How Does Rabbit Insurance Work?
- Options For Rabbit Insurance
- Rabbit Insurance vs Dog/Cat Insurance
- How Much Is It?
- Common Claims Filed
- Rabbits Are Exotic
Similar to standard pet insurance, pet insurance for rabbits covers unexpected visits to the vet that are subject to the insurance plan you pay for. Items that may be covered for your rabbit include accidents, illnesses, examinations, lab fees, prescriptions, x-rays, hospitalization, and more.
Rabbits require care that’s different from dogs and cats, so you may need a specialized vet, which could increase your vet care bill. Rabbit pet insurance gives you peace of mind knowing that if something bad happens to your bunny, you won’t be left paying a gigantic bill from the vet. Instead, you can focus on being with your rabbit and giving them the love they need.
Not all pet insurance companies offer rabbit health insurance. In fact, Nationwide is the only one to offer insurance for rabbits in the United States.
Below is a rabbit insurance comparison table of the 13 major pet insurance companies*, according to the North American Pet Health Insurance Association, and the types of pet insurance each offers.
|Crum & Forster|
|Embrace Pet Insurance|
|Figo Pet Insurance|
|Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation|
|Nationwide Pet Insurance||Chameleons, Geckos, Iguanas, Lizards, Snakes, Tortoises, Turtles||Amphibians, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Gerbils, Goats, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Hedgehogs, Mice, Opossums, Potbellied pigs, Rats, Sugar gliders|
|PetFirst Pet Insurance|
|Petplan Pet Insurance|
|Pets Best Insurance|
|Pets Plus Us|
- Crum & Forster includes: ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, Hartville Pet Insurance, PetPremium Pet Health Insurance, Prudent Pet, Spot Pet Insurance, Liberty Mutual Pet Insurance
- Embrace Pet Insurance includes: Embrace, USAA, Geico, AllState, Bolt Agency, American Family, American Modern, Nationstar Mortgage, SWBC, Armed Forces, Leasing Desk
- PetHealth Inc. includes: 24PetWatch, Ontario SPCA Pet Insurance Programs, Petango, Petcare, PTZ Insurance Services Ltd.
- Petline Insurance includes: Petsecure, Desjardins, HBC, CAA, The Personal, OVMA Pet Health Insurance, Peppermint
- PetPartners includes: PetPartners, AKC Pet Insurance and CFA Pet Insurance
- Pets Best Insurance includes: Pets Best Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Progressive Insurance, BB&T Insurance Services
All pet insurance plans (including avian, exotic, rabbit, canine, and feline pets) from Nationwide have per-incident benefit schedules. Most cat and dog insurance from other pet insurance companies reimburse a percentage of eligible vet expenses. Neither plans cover pre-existing conditions (no pet insurance company covers pre-existing conditions).
Through Nationwide, most plans for rabbits start at about $10 per month but vary depending on the insurance plan that you select and your rabbit’s health needs.
According to Nationwide, the most common claims submitted for rabbits include:
- Ileus – when the bowel is unable to work normally and move waste out of the body through the intestine
- Overgrown teeth
- Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) – when the outer membrane of the eyeball and the inner eyelid is infected or irritated
Did you know that rabbits fall under the “exotic pets” category? You can learn more about this type of pet insurance by visiting our exotic pet insurance comparison article.
Has your rabbit had unexpected or expensive vet bills?