In 2011, prices for pet kangaroos ranged from $2000 to $3000, with exotic breeds costing slightly more. Because of their large size, kangaroos are not usually recommended as pets. Some exotic animal breeders recommend wallabies due to their smaller size.
The price of a kangaroo can vary depending on its age, size, specific species and color. White kangaroos and wallabies, for example, are rarer and fetch a higher price than a standard brown or red kangaroo. Joeys also cost slightly less than adults, as many adult kangaroos are sold to zoos. Because kangaroos are exotic animals, care is more costly than most pets.