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Q: Best way to travel long distance with a rabbit?

April 18, 2010 | By Anna | 3 answers | Expired: 1542 days ago

Anna

I'm getting ready to make a long distance move and I'm wanting some advice on how to transport my rabbit. The longest she's traveled before has been 2 hours in her 16" long kennel. The move will be about a 10 hour drive and I'm wondering if there's any other ideas of how to transport her more comfortably for such a long distance?

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Stephanie  C.
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Apr 20, 2010

She should be fine in her carrier as long as she has enough room to move around. Make sure she has food and water available at all times. This will help keep her calm.

As for exercise, I suggest stopping at least once on your trip. You can buy a small ex-pen from a dog supply store or magazine. It will be foldable and you can pack it easily. Set it up in a clean, grassy area. Make sure to check for poisonous weeds when you set it up.

Check her ears occasionally to make sure she isn't too hot. If she is, carry a spray bottle of water to wet her ears to help keep her cool. Also, you can freeze a bottle of water overnight, then put it in her cage the next day. As it melts, she can lick it, and cool off by laying against it.

Good luck!

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Tracy
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Apr 20, 2010

I like Stephanie's answer and would add that maybe you could carry a small baby's playpen with you so when you stop you can put her in it for some excercise and not worry about what might be growing on the ground. Best of luck to you!

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daryl b.
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Apr 20, 2010

would you be able to get a bigger carrier. one big enough to put in a small litter box. and hang a watter cup on the cage door. i would think the same things you did for the 2 hour drive. the only thing i don't know is how you would let the rabbit out for exersize along the way which is ver important.

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