So in general with my small pets, I like to have a minimum of $200 for a vet fund, but I'm constantly adding to it. That's just the minimum I personally like to go with.
If I was following that rule, and I had a group of 3 mice, should my vet fund then be $200 per mouse. So $600 total? In my mind this makes the most sense to have per mouse, rather than $200 for the group of them. Is that correct?
Post by homesweethammyhome on Nov 16, 2020 14:41:28 GMT -2
$200 per pet, per year, is what I have set aside for each rescue and also for the permanent residents. Of course very healthy ones never use their fund so I "borrow" out of theirs to cover costs for sickly ones. It sounds like quite a bit to say $600 for 3 female mice, but in actuality that is about right. Where I live, exams are approx $55 to $65, and a round of antibiotics can be up to $50. These prices don't even cover any x-rays or scans that may be necessary in determining a root cause of an issue. So depending again on where you get your girls, you may not even need vet visits if they are ethically bred with healthy stock but about $200 ensures coverage of at least one visit per year if necessary. Hope that helps