Pet prices

Discussion in 'You couldn't make it up!' started by Newshound, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Newshound

    Newshound Member

    What's going on with the price of pets since lockdown? This time last year a friend of ours bred a litter of fox red working Labradors and asked £600 per puppy, which I thought was a bit on the high side but they all sold to good homes quite quickly. This year he bred another litter from a different bitch and reckoned he could get up to £1,000 per puppy. One of his pals advised him to check out prices on a well known selling website and was astonished to see prices up to and well over £2,000 for Labrador puppies. Chancing his luck, he asked for £2,000 – not only did they all sell within days but he had several inquiries asking him when he would breed again.
We recently had a look on this site and saw rabbits that were nothing special selling for £60 to £80 and Syrian hamsters for £20. I just don’t get it. If we had asked £60 for a rabbit or £20 for a hamster customers would have walked away but they are willing to pay that from a home breeder!

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