Tips For Moving House With Guinea Pigs – Part 2 – Travelling

Part 2 – Travelling To The New Hutch

Remember change can be very stressful for pets, especially for prey animals like guinea pigs. It is recommended that you should not travel with your piggies for more than two hours at a time. This is so that you can make sure whee stop to eat and drink at whee will very likely be too afraid to do that while in a moving vehicle.

Allowing us to sit on a seat in your car is extremely dangerous. Naturally whee will want to explore which can be distracting to the driver. If you were to hit the brakes or be in an accident then nothing would be there to protect us.

Just like children, whee animals should be restrained in the back seat where whee are safe from the air bag in the front.

You should also not travel with us in cages unless there is absolutely no other option. You may think you are being kind giving us all that space to roam around but in reality you would be risking us getting a serious injury with efurry turn. If your piggy has no other option but to travel in a cage remove all heavy objects from it and put in cozy blankets and towels to protect us and break our falls.

The best option for us is a well-ventilated pet carrier. There are plenty of great carriers sold a lots of different pet stores on online. If you cannot find a large enough pet carrier whee would recommend a small cat cage/carrier as a great alternative. Make sure whee get used to the carrier before the trip by having us eat treats like vegetables in there to associate it with good things.

When travelling, make sure the carrier is fully secured and nothing can fall on us

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Whee hope this helps you travelling with your piggies!

Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

xxxx

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About hutchagoodlife

Tales and adventures from the hutches of British blogging guinea pigs!

Posted on July 12, 2014, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I agree travelling in a big cage can be dangerous… I cross my paws for the moving, hope all goes well :o)

  2. Hang in there boys…..the moving will be over soon!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. Smart ideas. Handbags, cages, or lunch boxes would not be good ways to travel. That’s why they make travel carriers. Mom makes me wear my seatbelt and sit in the back so the air bags don’t kill me.

    Love and licks and happy trails,
    Cupcake

  4. I never wouldda thought of not travelling in a carrier. Small animals should ALWAYS be contained while in a vehicle. They can get into areas like the dash board and become trapped!

  5. I bet people don’t think about the fact that wee piggies need small carriers so they are not tossed about. I didn’t realize about the frequent breaks thought, but that is a good idea for everyone really. Good luck on you move my friends. You all be safe!
    Marty

  6. Safe travels, friends! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  7. Hav fun. 🙂

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

  8. hello hutchizens its dennis the vizsla dog hay this is verry gud advice!!! a frend of owrs wuz reesently in a kar aksident and wun of her vizsla dogs wuz killd and now mama and dada always mayk shoor trixie and me ar buckeld up in the kar with owr harnesses!!! ok bye

  9. Thank you for the advice and have a safe trip.

  10. Thank you for the advice! I hope I don’t have to move any time soon. Five doggies, two buns and two piggies would be quite a challenge to get acclimated to a new house. Have a terrific day! 🙂 xoxo

  11. Pawsum tipz G-Piggiez!!!
    Bet yer move will go smooth n peecefull…
    Mine waz guud; Mum waz carefull n had me litter set up n food n water n bathroom. She put me in dere wif me blankie n closed door til all da furniture waz moved in. Me noticed when me waz let out dat da set up of our new apartmint waz xactlee like our old place! Me felt rite at home n had no problem adjustin…
    Our Mumz are da best!!!!
    Lub Nylablue =^,,^=

  12. I hope all goes smoothly. I’m sure you’ll be nice and snug in your carrier, even if a little nervous.

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