Relocating With Pets
When it comes down to moving house, you will have a fair old job on your hands, but if you throw pets in to the mix, then you have a bit of a nightmare in store for you! The fact of the matter is that you need to be able to give the domestic removal a fair bit of your attention, whilst never neglecting those dependent on you, like your family and pets. If you are concerned about how you are going to get the job done without everything going wrong, and simultaneously keeping your pets happy, then you should have a look over the following tips on how to survive a house relocation with your pets in tow.Dogs and cats.These are pretty simple, and if you have a dog or a cat, you will likely have had to drive them somewhere before, to the pets or a friend’s house. Your cat will likely need a cat box, which they won’t like at all, so make sure it is the right size for the cat, to prevent any discomfort for them. If your dog is a bigger breed, then you will need to remember that it needs to take up a fair amount of space in the car, which will limit the amount that you can take separately form the removal van. Be sure that you stop often enough for the dog to get out and stretch its legs, and if it gets upset then it may need a break to relieve itself! Fish.Fish can be bagged up and put into boxes, which seems strange, but is perfectly normal for them. The main thing to remember is that you need to leave a fair amount of air in the top of the bag before you tie it off, to ensure that there is enough oxygen diffusing in to the water so that the fish can breathe. You will find that you need to use fresh water, as the small space that the fish will inhabit whilst in the bag needs to be a clean and clear as possible for the duration of your home removal. If your fish are particularly exotic or rare and need special conditions in order to survive, then you should certainly refer to a specialist for advice before taking any steps. Reptiles and amphibiansReptiles and amphibians will always be different form animal to animal, so they can’t really be grouped under the umbrella. You will find that most of these animals are kept in tanks, and can be moved in tanks, as long as they are not shaken about too much. You need to ensure that your removal company are aware of the implications of upsetting your pets, especially if stress can cause them to suffer worse than a mammal might. Some reptiles will shed their tail if they are frightened, and that can be rather traumatic for both them, and for you! Some reptiles and amphibians need to be kept in a constant temperature in order to be safe, and this will often mean having to hook up the cage to the vehicle, to power a heat lamp. Again, it is well worth referring to a specialist on these things.Birds.Most birds can travel in their cages, but if they get upset or start plucking themselves, then it is essential that you put a sheet over the cage, to prevent them seeing the upheaval that they are going through. For exotic or more delicate breeds, it is advisable to go to a specialist for notes on travel.