Pet Travel Question: Moving a Menagerie to the US
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Cat/Rabbits
Pet Breed: Crossbred/Neverland dwarfs
I'm thinking about moving to Pennsylvania to do a college course and live with my aunt. Here at home I have two house rabbits, a cat, two guinea pigs and a gerbil and I know for sure I won't go if I can't take at least the cat and the rabbits. The gerbil is old, and my mum loves the guinea pigs so those three I won't mind leaving in her care, but I'd like to know how the cat and rabbits could fly to America.
I don't understand all the certificates and stuff the animals need and if they need passports, and how they would travel - I wouldn't want them in the cargo hold of the plane as the cat is young and nervous, and rabbits are such delicate animals. Are there any companies that allow pets to fly with the owner? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me :)
Thanks for sending us your question! It's actually easier to move pet to the United States compared to many other countries. Take a look at the US pet import rules for an idea of what you need to do, and check out our blog for information about flying pets in the cabin vs. cargo. It's true that rabbits are extremely sensitive, so it's best to talk to your vet about getting ready for this experience. If you decide to go for it, be sure to choose a pet-friendly airline and a travel crate that allows plenty of air circulation.
Please contact us if you have more questions about any of this or if you'd like an estimate of our services. Good luck with everything, hopefully this is helpful!