|Purred: Fri Feb 24, '06 8:04am PST |
|I never travelled by plane because I'm too big to be able to buy a seat next to mommy so I would have to go on the compartment and mommy doesn't won't that, so instead of a 2 hour plane trip we make a 3 days car trip.
Is a non-stop flight or does it scale somewhere? Tell your mommy to be aware of all implications of bringing a kittie to Australia. When mommy and dad were going to move from Germany to London, I started preparations 6 months before so that I wouldn't be put on quarantine when we arrived there. Your mommy should get information from the vet.
If you are going on a seat next to mommy I think you won't have to worry about being afraid of the trip. As for going to the bathroom the best would be for mommy to call the airline for advise and ask if she is allowed to take you on your box to the airplane bathroom and improvise a small litter box for you (like a carboard with plastic); I cant think of any other option and i believe the other passsagengers wouldn't like very much the smell of our pee heheheh You and you mommy are most likely to be travelling on the back of the plane.
You won't be allowed to come outside your cat container, so it should be big enough for you, a small thing for water, another for food (maybe it's best during the trip dry food and when she takes you to the bathroom and maybe a treat or your favourite dish); also it's best that you are relaxed. Some vets will give your mommy a pill for you to take. I can say I had the first time and made me more scary because I wanted to move and couldn't and yet didn't make me sleepy at all just couldn't move; then mommy spoke with another vet in Germany and she advised something she calls catnip spray, I like it a little bit sprayed on my container and on my favourite toys (not on me!!!!) and I'm ok for the whole trip. Finally, ask mommy to put on your box a shirt or something she wore the day before the trip so you can sense her sent and be more calm.
As for being happy? it's one year in another country, I think you will like it! Can you imagine of so many things to discover ? When I came here I discover that from time to time there are small things like coton coming from the sky!!!!!! and they are cold! Mommy calls is snow and she's always happy with it so, so am I.
But be sure that you mom gets the information before taking the trip. My mommy found this on the internet, maybe it will help yours:
(here's some importants stuff but tell mommy to read the whole page!)
Q. Can I take my dog / cat to Australia?
A. Australia has quarantine laws to keep animal diseases outside its borders.
The length of time your cat or dog will be quarantined in Australia depends on where it comes from.
Pets coming from countries where rabies is absent or well controlled have to spend a minimum of 30 days in quarantine. These countries include most European Union countries, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea and the United States.
The amount of quarantine time from these countries depends on when you have the required RNATT performed in your home country. (RNATT is the rabies neutralising antibody titre test.) You need to get this done before bringing your cat or dog to Australia. 180 days must pass between having the test carried out and your pet being free to leave Australian quarantine. For example, if you arrange the RNATT to be done 150 days or more before moving, your pet will only need to be quarantined for 30 days. If you leave the test until 65 days before you leave, your pet would be quarantined for 115 days in Australia.
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