By Christian Fudge
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
We are students at ACT Training in Hadfield Rd in Cardiff, South Wales, UK. ACT is Wales' largest and most successful training provider.
We have created this app as part of a national competition called ‘The Money for Life Challenge’. We are studying animal care and wanted to educate people about responsible pet ownership.
This calculator has been designed to help people budget effectively for the costs of caring for animals throughout their lives and not just the initial purchase. It's important that pet owners can meet the needs of their pets.
The prices included in this app are for guidance only and are based on average costs. We also suggest that you look into pet insurance for your animal as vet bills can be very costly.
If you decide to care for an animal you need to be able to meet all of its needs and budget for any emergencies and unexpected costs. These guide costs are correct at time of creation – May 2013.
Some animals are social animals and others will need to be housed alone to meet the requirements for that species. Further advice about housing animals together should be sought from a reputable breeder or pet store and should be based on the individual animals needs in line with the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Great concept, but inaccurate.
Really sorry to have to give a low score, considering this is a college project, but if it's in the public domain it should be accurate.
I am commenting specifically on the reptile areas, one which is becoming increasingly common in the UK. The prices are very out, which could be very bad for an ill informed prospector using this for research. Hatchling snakes feed every 5 days, so cost a lot more in rodents than £15. Also you have neglected to include a viv in your cost for a dragon, which I find retail closer to £100 for a 3 foot enclosure.
Great idea, and hope you got a good result in your competition or whatever, but maybe make more accurate or withdraw from public viewing.
Still need some work
In regard to dogs & cats the both need collars not just dogs both need to be microchip it now the law it would help to put things for traveling such has a basket or a crate or something like dog seat belt don't forget shampoo brush or comb they are no in there neither also deworming flea stuff that not including any health insurance vet bill is a lot higher than that too not to mention booster jab in fact it can be frightening with the cost
Great example and calculation of how much the little pests will cost me over a year! Will definitely be using next time I'm considering another animal (however I'm considering chickens - please add)!
- Category: Finance
- Released: 09 May 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 5.2 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Christian Fudge
- © Christian Fudge
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.