Shipping Rabbits by Air
I'm just wondering what I need to do documentation-wise to ensure Willie gets to move to the US from London as we corporate relocate back home.
Also, I'm clueless about how to physically move him. Does he go under the seat, in a luggage/pet area or what?
Thanks! Look forward to talking with you. Have a good day!
Thanks for your question! Per the USDA, the United States does not impose restrictions on rabbits entering the country, so you'll simply need to follow the guidelines of the airline you choose. Typically a vet health certificate is required to show the airline the pet is healthy and fit to fly.
We often use British Airways to transport pets from London to the United States—find out more about the procedure here. Pets are not allowed in the cabin on this route; rather, they are transported in the cargo area, which is pressure and temperature controlled.
You'll also need an airline-approved travel crate. Often rabbit owners buy a small pet crate and modify it slightly in order to ensure safety… Please see the picture above for an example.
Just let us know if you'd like some help arranging Willie's move, Susan. Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you again!
Pet Transport Question Details:
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
Pet Breed: Lop Eared
From: London, UK
To: New Canaan, CT, USA