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Air Travel with pet Budgie

It was suggested to me to also post this question here, oringally posted here: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/145509/air-travel-with-pet-budgie I was wondering if anyone has experience ...
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Dogs in vehicles - which is safer; harness or crate?

When traveling with a dog in the car, which is safer: a dog harness made for use with seatbelts? or a crate? My puppy is around 14 lbs (6.4 kg) and we've been using a crate for travel. I'm ...
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Teach cats to stay close in unfenced area

We have two cats that we would love to take to a summer house with us for weekends during at least half of the year. The idea is that we'll be heading there on Friday and returning on either Sunday ...
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Cat meeting new cat

I've gotten an awesome grey female Persian cat, who is about 8 months old. The thing is that my friend is going out of the city and wouldn't be able to take care of his cat for almost 20 days. I want ...
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Can Humane Society paperwork be used to prove breed?

We got our puppy from the Humane Society. They wrote on the paperwork "shepherd mix". They told us it was a pit / shepherd mix, but that's not on the papers. When I search for pictures of 'pit ...
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Door Protector for dogs that like to Hang Out the Window

My dog likes to hang out the window as we drive. And, as a matter of clarification: He's in a harness attached to the seat with enough room for one leg to dangle (and scratch things) (It gets adjusted ...
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How to treat car anxiety in dog?

I have a 4 year old Husky/Shepherd (70lbs) mix I adopted as a pup. I've had great success in training him and teaching him tricks, as he is highly food motivated. However, there has been one ...
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Are there airlines offering possibility of flight on board with bigger dog like labrador? (Europe-USA flights)

I am aware that this is possible to travel with smaller dogs in pet cage on board, but mostly, as far I googled topic for now, for bigger dogs like e.g. labrador retriever it is impossible to take dog ...
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What is the safest position for a pet carrier in a car?

The pet carriers we have come with loops in the top so you can use the seat belt to hold the carrier in place. This seems like a great idea, but I think front and/or rear impact accidents are most ...
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Leaving an American Eskimo dog at home with another person while on vacation

I am thinking of purchasing an American Eskimo dog. My family and I travel a lot (especially during the summer), and I'm sure there will be times when we will not be able to take the dog with us. Is ...
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Pressure change when flying with cats

Next month I will be flying my cats across the country and taking them as cabin luggage. My vet has supplied suitable drugs for keeping them relaxed during the trip (although I think that I should be ...
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How can I stop my cats from urinating in the pet carrier?

We have two British Shorthairs, George and Martha, 4 years old. Last year, George peed himself in the pet carrier on the way to the vet. Looking back, part of the problem probably was timing, as I had ...
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How should I accomodate my cat if I travel for work?

I am currently pursuing a new job which will require a decent amount of travel. I am very conflicted since I don't know who could look after my cat each time I'm away if I get this job. I don't have ...
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How will my cats feel about a weekend vacation?

I will be spending several days at my parents house this coming weekend. They've been encouraging me to bring my cats with me, but so far I've been reluctant to do so. But this coming weekend my ...
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Is it feasible to take cat on a 1400 mile, 21+ hour road trip?

I have been thinking about driving from Massachusetts to Florida, but was not sure how feasible it is to do so with a cat. The cat is a vaccinated (to MA standards) inside cat, little less than 2 ...
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Moving with pets: boxer, kitten and betta fish (1330 mile trip)

We are moving from Texas to Wisconsin. It is a 1330 mile trip. We will be stopping at 2 hotels along the way. Do you have any advice for traveling with a Boxer, a kitten, a Betta fish, and a 4 year ...
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Should I bring my cat with me if I travel for 1 month?

I will be visiting my parents for a about 4-5 weeks over Christmas. I have a 1.5-yo cat that is very scared of most people. She is used to me and my girlfriend now, but rarely lets anyone else ...
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New Rubber Mat Stinks

I purchased a brand new rubber mat to use inside of a pet carrier. The mat is easy to clean and provides a non-slip surface. But it stinks like new rubber. I googled around and found several ...
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Rabbits as hand luggage in airplane

I read I could transport animals in transport boxes the size of hand luggage with me near my seat on an airplane. I could not imagine a transport-box-like piece of luggage with the right size. One ...
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Cat's suddenly became very aggressive when brought to Mom's place

Background: I have a 2 year old, sterilized female Siberian cat. My mom's taken care of this kitty for weeks on end in my apartment while I've been on vacation and they love each other a lot. There's ...
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Can I keep my cat in his Thundershirt for a 5-6 hour car trip?

Can I keep my cat in his Thundershirt for a 5-6 hour car trip? I’ve tried it on him a few times, and he seems ok with it. He sort of rolls over and becomes quite docile.
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Sure telltales to tell a terrapin is a yellow-bellied and not a red-eared

I have a yellow bellied slider which I need to transport to another country. YBS are allowed into that country, but it's read eared slider cousin are not. Now my problem is that, when chipped, the ...
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Can I take my mini-pig to the beach?

I have a young mini-pig (he'll be about 8 months old when we're thinking of doing this). We're looking at taking a vacation in the future that would give us a chance to take him for walks on the beach....
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Hard or soft side carrier to bring a cat on international flight?

Should I get a hard sided or a soft sided carrier to bring a cat on an international US to Europe direct flight (on Delta airlines)? The carrier will be under the seat in front of me during the flight....
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Make life easier for motion sick dog when traveling?

I have a two year old adult dog that tends to get motion sick when traveling via car. Short trips to the park are OK, but trips longer than 20 minutes are problematic. Normally, we don't feed him at ...
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International travel with cockatiels (moving from the US)

I am looking for information on moving from the US to a different country with two cockatiels. (We are two people travelling, in case each is allowed to bring only one bird.) What airlines allow ...
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Would flying stress my cats more than driving?

In a few months I will be moving across the US with 2 cats (The female is introverted and will slink away to hide when the unexpected happens. The male is a lot more outgoing, but can be unexpectedly ...
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Streamlining Aquarium for Frequent Travel

Currently, I have a planted 30gal tank with a male betta and a few shrimp/snails. I'm very attached to my fish, and enjoy the ability to give him a tank much larger than the average pet-store betta ...
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How can i prevent my cat from missing my roommate?

I live along with a roommate and two of us have a cat though the cat is particularlly attached to my roommate. My roommate sometimes goes on trips and the cat goes on top of my roommates bed and ...
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How can I keep my cats safe in my car?

When transporting one cat I put the carrier on the passenger seat (with the front grill facing me). When transporting both, somebody gets the back seat (with the carrier similarly facing the center ...
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Leaving rats alone early on?

My girlfriend and I just got pet rats this last weekend, however we found out that we have to go away for the upcoming long weekend. What would be better for not freaking them out/messing with them ...
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Can I keep my cat from defecating in the carrier during transport?

About 6 weeks ago, we adopted 2 senior cats. While bringing them home, one of the cats defecated in her carrier. Last night, I took them both to our vet for a checkup. Each cat has their own ...
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Traveling across country with red eared slider

My family is moving from Colorado to Alaska which is approximately 60 hours. We plan to stop each night and sleep at a hotel. This will allow us to set up a mini aquarium for him through the night. I ...
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What's a suitable way to drive with a big dog in the car?

I drive a Honda Crosstour. I was wondering what I can use to make sure that the my dog, a german shepherd, can be kept safe and comfortable in the trunk/backseat and also prevent any damage to the ...
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Microchips: which national database hosts the record if the pet moved between countries?

Our dog has an ISO standard microchip implanted in Hungary according to this page: This transponder has a country code according to ISO 3166 from Hungary, the manufacturer is "Felixcan S.L." and ...
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How long to wait before flying after a dog had been spayed

How long after being spayed should you wait before flying a dog on an international flight?
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Why do cats hate riding in cars?

Whenever we need to take one our cats in the car (usually to the vets, but not always), the in-car drama is quite intense with a yowling and even vomiting (rare for short durations). Why do cats, ...
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Transporting a dog in the back of a pickup truck

I'm finding it difficult to figure out the best way to transport my 65 lb. Labrador Retriever in the back of my pickup truck. There is no canopy on the truck. It's not ideal to have her up in the cab ...
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Leaving for vacation, leave cat alone or move it to other house?

I am leaving for a 3 weeks vacation. Our cat is a bit of a unique chap, he loves to have people around but prefers to keep some distance. He lives in our tiny house. The neighbours will be in charge ...
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Can hedgehogs travel frequently?

I am considering buying a hedgehog. My hesitation is that about once a month I travel about four hours away by car to visit my dad. I usually leave late Thursday night and return Sunday late afternoon....
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Concerned about cat's reaction while cleaning litter box

My wife and I live in a small flat along with our neutered male British Shorthair. Over the last month, we both traveled quite a bit and were away from the flat for more than 15 days. During this time,...
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What is a good cat food for free-feeding an older cat who is not stomaching dry food lately?

I have a neutered male cat who is in his 11th year now, and as of this year has had trouble keeping his usual dry food down (same stuff he's been eating for years), vomiting it up a couple times per ...
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Can I bring my dog or cat on Amtrak?

Traveling with pets on airplanes can be challenging. Trips can be long and airports do not normally have areas for animals to relieve themselves. Furthermore, animals that are too large need to be ...
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Transport a cockatiel locally in car ride

Any suggestions for how to transport a cockatiel bird across a city in a car ride? The bird will occasionally relocate from one home to another every few months. If we had a bird cage already ...
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how can I transport a suckerfish by automobile for 6 hours?

How can I transport my adult suckerfish, by automobile for 6 hours ?
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Should I always take everyone to the vet?

As a rule we all (pets and parents) go to the vet together. Everyone lives together and shares the same resources, so if one is sick, it seems reasonable to get everyone checked out. If it's annual ...
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How can my pomeranian tolerate being alone for roughly 12 days?

I have a 4 year old pomeranian, in a family of 5. 4 of us will be going on vacation for roughly 12 days, and we are concerned about the pomeranian's tolerance to being alone. The fifth person will ...
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Cat pulls his claws off while being transported

My cat hates the car and his travel box (plastic with wire mesh). He claws at the boxes air vents / grill and goes a bit crazy when we drive, which leads to pulled off claw sheaths and a bit of ...
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Is it safe to take a small (such as a robo or chinese) hamster in airplane, or can they “explode”?

I am planning to fly from USA to Hong Kong and wanted to take my small chinese hamster with me. My understanding is that a hamster would probably have to ride in the cargo hold with other animals (...
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How to do an 8-hour road trip with a husky puppy

I will be travelling with a female Siberian Husky puppy in about a month from now, and by then my pup would've been 2 1/2 months old. I'm a bit uncertain on how i'm going to do this, I've crawled the ...