Moving with pets is not an easy initiative, for some pets seem impossible to move. Have you found yourselves out of ideas when planning the whole move? Get advice and tips for moving with pets by moving experts.
Pets are undivided part of your life
Moving your house actually means moving your life. If you are planning a move overseas or you are moving out of state, there is always a way to do that without any harm. Read reviews left by other people of how they’ve moved successfully with their pets. Contact highly rated companies to comprehend their insurance policy and methods regarding a move with pets. Here we will provide you with some general tips and info on how to do your pet relocation easier.
We will cover these major aspects in this article:
- Moving With Birds
- Moving With Cats
- Moving With Dogs
- Moving With Fish
Here are some pieces of advice when you are moving with your birds:
- The first thing you should do after you decide to move with birds is to check the local laws. If you are moving out of state or internationally, be aware that you might not be able to import certain species. Make sure your birds are not restricted in the state/country you are moving in. If not restricted, your birds may need a health certificate to be checked at the airport. Contact your veterinarian to provide you with any documents you might need.
- You may be moving with pionus, ring necks, canaries, parrotlets, or amazons. They must be put in a cage according to their size. In fact, they can travel in their own cages if possible, but the access doors must be well secured – you don’t want them to accidentally open during transportation.
- Provide glare guards for the carriers to avoid direct sunlight. Make sure there are enough openings so that fresh air can come into the cage to prevent suffocation. Your birds should see what’s happening around them.
- If you are staying at a motel, verify the permission of pets to stay at hotels in advance when you are planning the moving route. Take the necessary precautions to avoid temperature fluctuations. Also, provide air circulation because your birds need air, just like you.
- Feed your birds during the travel. Make sure your bird pets have enough water and food for the journey. Traveling is fairly stressful for birds so they should never be left hungry or thirsty.
Tips On Moving With Cats
Wondering how to move with your cat? Here are some great tips:
Traveling with cats is a real challenge. People who have moved house with cats often complain that it’s difficult. Cats are sensitive to their surroundings. They are easily stressed when they have to be taken even to the vet.
- Get a larger carrier than usual so that your cat won’t be claustrophobic. A valuable tip is to get your cat familiar with the carrier way before the moving day. Keep the cat in the same room with the carrier.
- The day before the move you can place the cat in a boarding cattery. Cats can sense some changes are coming and they might get jumpy. Some catteries can be moved, so you can transport your pets easily in your car or van.
- If necessary, speak with your veterinarian about sedatives that are harmless.
- Check the ventilation and temperature of the carrier during traveling.
Tips On Moving With Dogs
Dogs are attached to you as well as to their home. How to move dogs safely:
- Dogs can travel inside carries but they also can travel with you, side by side in the car. Decide what the best option for your dog is according to its temper and size.
- Take your dog’ toys, chew bones and blankets. Also, you can use the dog’s own blanket and spread it on the carrier’s bottom.
- Dogs may get stressed the first time they travel for a long distance. Take your dog with you more often when travelling around the city to get it ready for moving day.
- A couple of treats will never harm.
- If you are moving locally, take the dog for a walk in the new neighborhood before the final move.
Tips On Moving With Fish
How to move fish safely?
- Find a right sized container – not too small, but not too big either. There have to be enough space for air to come in, but also enough amount of water to comfort you fish. Plastic sealed boxes seem be handy in a situation like that. You may also use your own tank if it can be insulated. In that case, you need to bubble wrap it, put it in an additional box and just to be extra sure, place it in a plastic bag to prevent leaks.
- If you are using your own tank, remove any decorations, thermometers, heaters and sand. These will only burden the weight and might become dangerous for your fish.
- You may provide a few tanks if necessary.
- Before moving, change 20% of the tank water each day. These activities should start 2 weeks before moving day.
Make sure your fish is among the items you have chosen to travel with you in your vehicle, if possible. You can supervise the state of your fish during the trip.
Posted on Nov 17, 2011; Last updated: Oct 6, 2014