|The operacats exploring their new vari carrier|
This is a study and reliable carrier, they come in several sizes (although the other sizes seems mostly to be used for dogs). I bought the small one, and according to many airlines I can (in theory) put two cats in there if necessary, although must not weigh more than 14 kg. They should also be very used to each other!
I intend to take Christa in a soft carrier with me on the plane and place Amadeus in the Vari kennel (since I was only allowed to have one cat with me inside the plane, in a soft carrier).
Ventilation on all four sides of carrier
|Testing the carrier, getting to know it!|
I have found some useful places online, wish I wish to share:
The International Air Transport Association
Great site: How to ship your cat or dog (Lots' of great information & what to think about!)
How to measure your dog or cat for a carrier:
British airways world cargo (live animals) - pdf
Help & review of Vari kennel
Other costumers share their tips, experiences.
Finding the right size (pet carriers)
Airline Approved Pet carriers
Live Animals stickers!
When traveling you need to have stickers on the side of the crate, to show that it contains live animals. (These comes with the Vari Kennel carrier). Make sure to remember to stick them on! (On the top and on the side is what I did).
Getting used to the carrier
I have placed the carrier on top of the fridge (where they often sleep), to teach them that this is a safe place to be, somewhere they all ready are comfortable and that smells familiar. (I have put the little pillow they always sleep on inside). They seem to like the carrier, especially Amadeus. (which is good, since he is the first one to use it!)