In the states, bunnies are not allowed to be sedated for flight!
Good thing anyway. I talked to a vet about sedating bunnies for flights and they don't recommend it, as they are so small and the effects of the sedative mixed with high altitudes can be unpredictable. Besides, you wouldn't be able to monitor them. I think they should be ok in cargo and on a plane in general. I didn't realize you were driving across the country - wow! When I fly across I usually ship my stuff via Greyhound, it's much cheaper and it's pretty fast. They also deliver straight to your door.
Bella - I just looked at pet airways' website, only humans are restricted! So they should be able to fly bunnies! You can ask your family/friends to drop off the bunnies and you'll receive them at LA!
I agree. Sedation is not good for bunnies. If I remember correctly, I was told rabbits are pray animals and feel safest when they can be alert to what happens around them. Tranquilizers might cause more stress on rabbits because rabbits might struggle against the effects. I think best to allow them to snuggle with each other in a good carrier so they can observe the world while feeling hidden from it!
^ i thought that they weren't taking bunnies yet- just dogs and cats?
no airline will let me put them in the same carrier either- separate carriers! :(
transporting bunnies is an ordeal!!!
edit: just rechecked- only dogs and cats can book as of now :(
Arrrggh! It's complicated isn't it. Hope you can figure it out.
In addition to our flying cats across Australia, we did once take Miss Minnie in the car the 15 hours between our place and my mother in law's. She wasn't too bad really. She just slept in the cage. We stayed at a motel overnight, put the sandbox in the 'loo area and she just followed her normal routine. She was about 9 years old at the time. Australia is full of desert too. It was hot, but we did it. She yowled for about 20 minutes out of the whole 15 hours. She also enjoyed the motel. So it can be done. As long as you get your air-con checked, there should be no problem. You said you are travelling with another person, so you can take it in turns to sit next to the bunnies and tickle them through the bars.
Anything is possible really when you need to do it. Your new life is waiting!
I'm here!!! we've chatted away about our bunnies!!!
Delta and Northwestern both claim to have "special animal programs" for pets flown as cargo. Anyone have any experience with either of them?
Can you get the emotional support letter for delta to carry them in cabin. I got one already just in case. They are good for a yr. It was pretty easy to get. Hubby changed tickets with delta on his flight back to italy last year when I got sick. It was a 2.000 ticket and they just made him pay 200.00 change fee. Did you do that?
I just read about Raffie. I am so sorry. I know there is a lot that you have been dealing with. I will pray for you that you will be ok. You are such a good bunny mom and they know you and your family loved them. The tatoo is adorable and such a wonderful way to remember them.
Actually, I got super lucky. Since I cancelled within 24 hours I got a full refund minus $35!
^ PMing you about the letter!
anyone buy from Bunny Butt Apothecary? They are like Lush. Less products, new line. I love them and have an order on the way! The owner loves bunnies and there is even a soap where 50% of proceeds go to the HRS. Everything is organic/vegan and non animal tested. They do ship internationally as well! http://www.bunnybuttapothecary.com/
guys i think i over-furminated Binky.. lol.. he has a thinning spot now on his back, no signs of flaking or irritation, and its not bald yet but i think i'll ease up now on the brushing.. it does grow back right??
^Ha ha over-furminating? That's a funny thought. Evander almost runs away when he sees me coming at him with the brush, but he's got this annoying "ruffle" of fur on his backside, where the fur is so much thicker! I keep trying to brush as much of it away as possible but he gets irritated and the fur keeps coming out!