I have a pet (rabbit) who has geriatric bowel and bladder issues. To help keep him clean, it has been recommended that we keep his belly and parts of his legs and tail clipped very short.
The electric clippers the vet uses cost more than $200 (US dollars). There are inexpensive clippers available new in the people grooming section of most stores for less than $30.
I am not sure if the $200 clippers are just better made so they will live longer in daily use, or if they have some magic quality that makes them safer for use on a pet.
Rabbits, in particular, have very tender skin (light and fast prey animal). If it is only a matter of longevity and heat build-up, cheap clippers might be a better choice. But, if the more expensive clippers offer some added measure of safety that prevents accidental skin injuries, the cost would be incidental.
When choosing electric clippers, what do I need to consider?