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Q: What are the pros and cons of pet traveling?

September 19, 2008 | By Gina C. | 8 answers | Expired: 2119 days ago

Gina C.

I will be moving and would like to take my hamsters with me.

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Megan M.
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Oct 02, 2008

Traveling with hamsters shouldn't be that hard. It not like being in the car with an 80lb shepherd

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Jodi R.
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Oct 02, 2008

How you do the move with your pets will depend on how far and the mode of transport you will be using. It shouldn't be too big of a problem. Just make sure they are in a correct carrier.

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Pam
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Pam

Sep 22, 2008

Traveling with hamsters should be no problem at all. Just make sure they are in a secure carrier so they can't get lose. When my ex-husband and I used to commute from New York to Tennessee, we would travel with 2 birds, 2 pet mice, 2 cats and a dog.

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Nikki
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Sep 20, 2008

I have traveled cross country with 2 cats,a bird,a guinea pig,and 4 betta fish plus four people in the car.We keep Piglet(GP)with his favorite hidey house and he was calm the whole trip.We keep Sweet P.(bird)covered and as long as he was covered he was fine.Have there favorite toys and hideys in there cage to make them feel calm and not as stressed.When you stop check on your pets and make shore they are ok and give them a drink and/or a treat.Hope I was of some help.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 20, 2008

When we take our dog on trips o vacation with us. We make sure he has all the comforts ofhome his toys his blanket etc.... You basially act as if he is a child you make sure there are actvities that they can do to keep them busy

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Teacher1
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Sep 20, 2008

When i moved with my small animals i tried very hard to keep their "world" from changing. I kept them in their cage as much as possible and I just moved the cage from he car to the hotel to the car into the new house. Do be careful of extreme temperature changes! make sure your car is cool enough or warm enough.

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Jessica H.
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Sep 19, 2008

My suggestion is to keep them in a closed, covered container so they can't see out. The darker the better. They are less prone to being stressed if they don't see what's going on. Try to keep it quiet in the car and try to not drive "crazy" so they don't get thrown around in the box.

After you arrive and set them up in their home again, give them a few days to adjust because they're stressed and you may get bit.

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Kristi M.
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Sep 19, 2008

Well the biggest thing is, it all depends on how far you plan to go.
Having a smaller animal makes it a lot easier.
I would have to say, you don't exactly have any pros or cons. All I can think of for that is pro you don't have to give up your beloved pets, and the con is the possibility of the pets getting a bit sick on the trip... but that is rare unless you feed them a lot and don't make them feel safe.

I suggest you make sure that they have a strong crate, or cage whatever you plan to put them in. They should have water all the time, but the amount of food they should get, should be very small. Just so they don't get nervous and vomit. Also you need to work out a bathroom situation for them, depending on how long the trip will be...

Hope I helped!

Kristi

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