Pet bunny rabbits destroy household items worth £50 million a year

Pet bunny rabbits destroy £50 million of household fittings and furniture every year.

They munch and chomp their way through electric cables and soil carpets.

A survey reveals that Britain’s one million families with rabbits spend £46.8 million on repairs and cleaning bills.

That’s nearly £50 per bunny.

However, dogs were the most destructive pets racking up an annual bill of £800 million – about £80 a year per dog for the country’s ten million canine owners.

Luckily, for the 12 million cat owners their pets only destroyed items worth £340 million a year.

A total of £1.2 billion of damage is caused a year by pets.

The survey of 2,200 animal owners was conducted for furnishings supplier Thomas Sanderson.


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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