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u/salire · 53 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Your questions aren't silly! It's great that you're thinking about how you can make you both comfortable before you dive into a new situation. Always set yourself up for success! :)

> do I buy a litter box/food/scratch-post before I plan to bring a cat home?

That's generally a good idea, yes. Means less stress for both of you as you're scrambling to get everything ready for him. You might ask the shelter what food the cat has been eating, as cats can get an upset tummy when switching brands/types. Not a big deal, but he will have poops that are a bit stinkier/liquidier than normal poops. That should alleviate within the week. You can lessen the tummy troubles by doing a more gradual change, mixing the food he is currently on with the food he will be on more and more, until he is eating what you want him on. But you can honestly just do the change, too, and just deal with the sadpoops for a little while.

I suggest a couple of different scratching posts, if you have the space! Cats like having options, like a horizontal post and a vertical one. Cats also like being high up, so if you can swing a tall post with platforms, he will probably like that.

Get two litter boxes! A lot of people don't realize it, but the rule of thumb for number of litters you should have is NumberOfCats + 1. So, 1 cat + 1 = 2 boxes. Clean them often. Cats are very clean creatures (especially compared to dogs) and are MUCH more likely to have accidents when they feel they do not have a better option than peeing in your bed. That's not their fault. You wouldn't want to step on your own pee/poop either! If you have problems with litter getting kicked out of the box, a litter mat can be helpful.

> Do I need to buy a carrier for the cat?

Yep. You'll eventually need to take him to a vet in all likelihood, and a carrier will make that so much easier, as most cats despise the car. I recommend a hard carrier. The softer ones seem nicer in general, but the hard carriers are easier to clean out, and you never know how a cat will be in the car until... well. They're in it. One of our cats poops and pees every. single. time. So he always gets the hard carrier.

> Should I contact a vet before I get the cat?

The shelter might require you to have a vet already, so I'd probably at least pick one out from google search. They might require you to go get a checkup, but probably not. That's more of a rescue thing, I think. Most shelters have their own in-house vet, so it's not really necessary. Don't be afraid to contact the shelter if he seems to be coughing and wheezing. Upper respiratory infections are very common in shelter environments due to the crowded nature of them, but they are also very treatable, and the shelter will be able to give you medication for him.

> How do I train a cat?

Someone mentioned Jackson Galaxy, who I generally agree is pretty good for training if you have some problems. But most of the time, cats are pretty out-of-the-box ready pets. That is to say, if you have an environment that is good for cats (where you let them have some space, where you don't make a huge amount of loud noise, where they aren't prodded and poked at constantly), they generally don't need training. We've fostered tiny kittens that automatically knew how to use the litter box. We also have boy cats who were not fixed until well into adulthood and have never had problems spraying.
It's instinct to go in the box, especially once they're fixed and don't need to mark territory really.

> For those of you who own a cat/cats, any advice for this first-timer?

Give both of you time to get to know each other. Don't force it. He will come to you, given time and space, and you'll be able to cultivate a better relationship built on trust and mutual respect if he knows that you won't force him to do things that he doesn't want to do (especially at first--think about it like building a friendship with a person; you would trust your friends to do things that you would never trust a stranger to do, and it's the same for him).

Cooing and gentle words are generally pretty good for coaxing, as is letting him smell your hand/something that smells like you before you approach for pets. Think about it like introducing yourself. You wouldn't go up to someone you didn't know well and just touch them without at least saying hi.

Every cat I have ever known, male or female, fixed or not, will pee in a pile of anything if it is left long enough. They see it as 'trash,' and I think it just registers as litter. So, if you are the type to leave clothes on the floor... I would try to stop that.

Keep nails trimmed. Scratching posts are for sharpening nails, which is an instinct that they have to fulfill, and you're giving them an outlet for. Some people think it's for 'filing' the nails down, but it's not. It's for keeping them sharp enough to get prey. You'll have to trim them.

And this is just my own personal opinion, but... young--but not kitten--boy cats are best for first timers. I have one girl, and I absolutely adore her, but she is very high maintenance/prissy/touchy, whereas my three boys are all pretty chill. Each cat is different though, so obviously your mileage may vary! It's just something I've noticed in general in my time of owning and fostering cats, that boys are more laid back/forgiving than girls (and thus I think a little easier for a first timer). Young adults are also great for first timers because you have less accidents (though that's generally not a big concern anyway) and they're more able to be on their own for longer periods of time. Older adults/seniors are great too if you want a really, really chill, more stand-offish cat, or if you want a cat that you'll have for <10 years, but if you want a little more energy and time, a cat that's about 1-2 years old is a GREAT way to go.

Some toys that are great for cats include the classic laser pointer, the feather toy, catnip toys, and crinkle balls.

Cats prefer to drink away from where they eat, so place his food bowl and his water bowl apart from one another! Some cats also prefer running water to still water, so if you notice your cat likes drinking out of the faucet (or if you just want to spoil your cat like I spoil mine...) you can get a water fountain for him!

Finally, if it's not working out for some reason, like your personalities just don't mesh well... take him back. I know it sounds hard, but it's best for him if he is in an environment where he is understood and his needs are met. There's no sense in forcing both of you to be miserable. Some shelters let you do a foster-to-adopt sort of thing, where you sort of try each other out for a bit. I like this option, because you hope for the best, but it feels a little bit easier to tap out if you need to. Either way, there's no shame in tapping out. Sometimes things just don't work the way you thought they would.

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to be as thorough as I could. My parents recently got their first cat, and it's been... an ordeal for them, getting used to it.
It's great that you have some experience with cats though, so I think you'll be fine! Seriously, cats are sort of the next level up from a goldfish as far as easiness. Should be fine.

I hope you and your new furbaby are super, super happy together! :)

u/tokisushi · 8 pointsr/Dogtraining

> 1- if he does something he knows is wrong

This is REALLY subjective. Dogs don't really 'know' what they are doing is 'wrong', they only know what behaviors are reinforcing and which ones aren't. What specific things are we talking about here?

Depending on how you handle the situation, you my actually be reinforcing the behavior. For example, if he steals a napkin are you chasing him down? Chasing can be a SUPER fun game, especially for a corgi. It is jumping on the furniture? This is a pretty self rewarding behavior and if they are not normally let up on the furniture it may reinforce guarding behavior.

Focus on specifics. If you just focus on the growling, you are only looking at the symptom, not the cause - and treating ONLY the symptom will not improve your situation. In fact, it only stands to make any anxiety or stress much worse. If he is having issues with guarding, check out this article.

Being an only dog for a period of time then getting a new dog can cause a LOT of anxiety. You may not recognize it immediately as dogs are pretty good at hiding their emotions and have a different way of communicating stress than we do, but the new dog is likely having an impact (even months later). You may need to revisit/retrain some behaviors with your corgi to help him feel confident and know what he SHOULD be doing.

> 2- When he's let out of his crate, he'll growl and jump all over her, barking and snapping.

99% of the time with corgis, this is more playful or 'herding' behavior than aggression. Corgis are extremely vocal dogs and use a fair amount of growling in addition to a variety of other noises. Our corgi can sound REALLY vicious when he is in play mode, but there is a very clear difference in pitch and posture between a serious growl and a play growl (but his play growl is WAAAY more exaggerated then his real one - again, if you were unfamiliar with him you would think he was a rabid beast dog, but he really just wants you to play tug with him). If it is first thing in the morning and he is jazzed, this can all contribute to his behavior.

First things first - don't let him out of his crate when he is barking/over excited. If you need to, let him out of his crate first. It may be helpful to get him into a down/wait position while he is in his crate before opening the door. Work on having him stay in that position until you cue otherwise. Open the door very slowly, if he gets up, close the door and walk away for 30-60 seconds and try again. If you can get the door 1/4 of the way open without him getting up, give him a treat and try to get it 1/2, 3/4, etc. It will take a few tries the first few times, but corgis are VERY quick learners and will pickup on what you expect.

Once he has a reliable wait with you at the door, you can start adding a bit of distance between you and him while he is still in the crate with the open door. Reward liberally and work in baby steps. Never put him in a situation where he is likely to fail or you will damage your training up to this point, you need to be consistent. If he gets up before he is cued to do so, the door needs to close and he needs to wait a period of time before you try again. You may also want to work on this behavior at other times, not JUST in the morning when he is really excited.

This will help reinforce calmness = getting out of the crate, not barking craziness. It is likely that he is just excited to get out and start the day - corgis are very zealous workers - it is likely he does it to your wife and not you because you have corrected him for jumping up on you in the past.

Check out these articles related to this behavior:

  • Jumping up
  • Free Shaping
  • ABCs of Behavior Modification

    > 3 - It doesn't matter what we put in the bottom of it as far as a pan goes, she chews right through it.

    What kind of crate are you using? Wire crates should have a wire bottom with a plastic tray in them. If she is chewing through that plastic tray, have you tried [a travel crate](Link: Or even a Metal or Wooden crate (although if she is chewing through plastic/carpet/etc - she will probably be able to get through a wood one, too)? They also have crate covers like this.

    More importantly than trying to find a reinforced crate, when is she exhibiting this behavior? This is inline with symptoms of separation anxiety or boredom/under exercised. Again, getting a reinforced crate may be good for the symptom, but if you do nothing to treat the cause you are still going to have problems.

    If she does it while you are at work (for example), get her a LOT more exercise before you leave in the morning and don't feed her breakfast until JUST before you head out the door. Stuff a kong or two with her breakfast and freeze them the night before so she will have something productive to work on rather than chew through her crate. You can also leave in large deer or moose antlers - they are very hardy chews for dogs that will last a VERY long time. You can practice reinforcing her choice to chew on the antlers while you are at home and then start to leave them with her in her crate (if she proves to be able to handle them without trying to eat them).

    GSDs are also prone to being escape artists. A bored shepherd in a crate is not going to have a happy ending. You may want to consider getting her (AND her corgi brother!) into day care a couple times a week or hiring a daily dog walker to help them get out all that extra energy. Both are RIDICULOUSLY high energy working breeds so they are going to need more then 2 or 3 walks a day - they are both going to need to RUN for a couple hours off leash or spend an hour or two each day working on high level obedience/sport training.

    Our corgi can run for 2 hours+ off leash without missing a beat. Just yesterday we took 4 laps around the outside edge of a 20 acre dog park and he was outrunning most of the larger dogs there. Those little legs can MOVE! Your GSD is going to be on par if not need MORE exercise then that to really be able to relax.


    Overall, it sounds like you have a lot of focus on symptom behavior. "Leave it" is a good management cue, but "No" doesn't really hold much weight in the dog world. You are not really 'showing them who is in charge' by telling them no, you are just letting them know that they should probably wait until you are out of sight before doing that again (or, worst case, they get yelled at). Focus on managing the actual CAUSES of these symptoms and always look to reinforce behaviors you WANT and redirect/ignore/manage behaviors you do not want. It is easy to ignore a well behaved dog, but that is when you should be paying them the MOST attention. Shape behaviors by using things your dogs want (getting out of the crate, getting plays, getting attention, getting food, etc) as a reward. If your corgi lays down and waits in his crate with the door open, he gets to leave the crate. If your corgi chooses to do 'good' behaviors, he should get some attention, etc.

    Corgis are REALLY good at knowing how to push your buttons and will do those behaviors if they think you should be paying them more attention. GSDs can be the same way - you have two highly intelligent working dogs on your hands!

    Here are some additional resources that will likely prove helpful:

  • Nothing in Life is Free

  • DogTraining Wiki

  • Kikopup Training Videos

  • The Culture Clash (book)
u/Whyterain · 5 pointsr/MaineCoon

I have a gigantic carrier that I use for vet visits & such, and my coon loves it. It's this: PetLuv Soothing "Happy Cat"...

I have a Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree that she loves to use. I keep a pile of her dry food in it, and she enjoys getting the food out. Also have the little track with the ball in it that goes with it. She used it a lot as a kitten.

If you want to harness train your cat, you should start very early. I waited a bit too long so it's been difficult to train her.

We have the Booda Petmate Clean Step Litter Dome for her. She is surprisingly small (only 11.5 pounds at a bit over a year old even though she is purebred, has free grazing dry food, she is fairly lean and long), but it works well for her.

I HIGHLY recommend getting a Litter Genie. Best investment ever if you have a cat in general, makes it a lot easier to get in the habit of scooping the litter once or twice a day. Doesn't smell at all.

Get a cat tree. One of the carpeted ones. We tried to just go with a nice wood one, wince we are picky about decor, but it wasn't enough to satisfy her climbing urge. We had to use double sided tape on our doorways to get her to stop climbing them until we got a second tree.

Idk about coons in general, but for toys with Khaleesi, she loves the laser pointer (of course). Her favorite toys are bottle caps and crinkled up balls of foil. She plays fetch with them.

Food-wise, I feed her Taste of the Wild dry food and Weruva canned food. Her fur is in great condition, very soft and shiny. She eats Purebites freeze dried shrimp and Vital Essential freeze dried chicken treats. Do brush your kitty as frequently as possible, don't neglect behind the ears, their armpits, or the rear leg fur. The hair there is more fine and will matt easily. Also check their tail for mats regularly, or you will need to get them shaved. My groomer recommends a metal comb with 3/4"ish long bristles.

Hope this helps!

u/what_the_whatever · 1 pointr/cats

Most cats will not need to relieve themselves during a drive unless there are special circumstances (or they're angry....), but if you allow them to relieve themselves up until it's time to leave they should be fine. Your local pet store will have disposable litter boxes with cheap clay litter in it so you can pack their regular litter box and set the disposable one out and then toss the whole thing on your way out the door. I buy this one for a few dollars - idk why it's showing up so expensive online, it's around $4 when I bought it last month!

You can get a tranquilizer from your vet and it works really well, you can also look into getting a carrier like this which is the one I have and I love it. My 12 lb cat fits in it pretty well and has ample room to spread out when the sides are folded out when we're sitting somewhere.

I harness and leash my cat, but I've trained him since he was a kitten so he walks on it since we travel a lot (flying and driving). Even if they don't pee when you walk them, getting up and stretching is really good! Prevents blood clots, just like in humans. I recommend one like this because they can't pull out of it. Cats are sneakier than dogs in pulling out of harnesses!

If your cat doesn't like travel, I really would recommend getting a tranquilizer from your vet. Not enough to knock him out, just enough to make him chill and drool-ey.

Also, if he gets carsick, Nutrical is really good to have! And/or pumpkin/sweet potato baby food (you can get a can of pumpkin - NOT pie filling, just regular pumpkin - but it doesn't have the fancy sealeable lid like baby food does). My cat really likes the sweet potato and chicken or the regular pumpkin mixed with the chicken baby food. It works, plus there's more moisture in it to help rehydrate them after being sick.

u/cube5000 · 3 pointsr/Pets

It will be a process however buying a cat sleeping heat pad may help you to give you some space. Give him a spot where he can see everything but still be warm with his pad. A corner of the room with a chair for him so that he can have no surprises can help. He may also like to have a box with a fresh towel lining it so he can hide in if he gets scared. You could also help him by putting a loud ticking clock to sound like a heartbeat in there. Put the box/chair where you want him to chill out and with the heat pad as it will calm him and the ticking of the clock replace yours and his mothers heartbeat as I said before. Have food and water by his bed.
Please praise him when he is not sitting on you and reinforce his good behaviour when he is away from you with treats. Then he will want to stay away from you in a healthy way. Also play with him as much as you can. Reinforcing a different interaction is good for him as well.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

u/PekingSaint · 3 pointsr/cats

Here's a great foldable carrier. I love this thing. Doesn't take up a bunch of space when not in use and is really sturdy.

I bought a bed and my cat never uses it. She would rather snooze on a window sill or a pillow. You never know what they will like.

As for toys, cats like all different things. Mine isn't into balls, but she loves these little soft mice toys. I get them for $1 and I have a bunch stashed because she loses them. I also have one of these, my cat likes it because she can lay down and still play with the ball. You just have to experiment. Boxes are always good.

Make sure you provide something for scratching. My cat enjoys the cardboard scratchers much more than an expensive carpeted one I got. Positive reinforcement for using something to scratch and move them from the area if they're scratching on something inappropriate. Always provide an alternative. One last thing, if you find your kitties nails are becoming an issue, I've had great success with trimming and capping my cats nails with vinyl nail caps.

u/LaVieEnNYC · 1 pointr/IWantOut

Hi! I can help. I just brought by 28lb dog in the cabin from the U.S. to the U.K. (albeit, a completely different beast than UK > US) and did an exhausting amount of research leading up to it (original plan was to fly to Paris). I have also flown with her in the cabin within the U.S. on several long-ish trips.

Delta has no weight limit. They are the only airline I fly. Here's how I do it: My dog's carrier is a XL SturdiBag. I cut 2 inches off the baseboard to help it fit under the seat in a pinch. The height of the carrier is technically too big for most underseat areas but the top of the carrier flexes down to fit underneath the seat and, while I've had employees question me, I've demonstrated this feature and it has always satisfied them. There is a top "door" that I open and let my dog's head poke out. No one has every said a thing. Definitely book a seat in the larger section. This carrier fits pretty well under the first class cabin seats in the Delta A320 & 737 (these were domestic, however...Delta will no longer allow pets in business class going transatlantic. "Economy plus" will work fine though.).

To prepare the pup, I don't feed her before the flight. If it's a morning flight, she doesn't get breakfast. If it's a night flight, I feed her breakfast but not dinner. I take her water away a few hours before we leave and give her ice cubes and small amounts of water in flight. I do give her a vet-prescribed medication that reduces anxiety and is approved for air travel.

The other option, depending on your location, is the Queen Mary II from Southampton to New York. They have lovely pet kennels and the crossing takes 5 days. They do book up far out in advance but there are sometimes cancellations. I recommend ringing and asking if you are interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions. My dog has issues with cages but travels just fine in the cabin. I handled all her paperwork myself.

u/NeptuNeo · 1 pointr/moving

Do the back seats come out to make room for the kennels? If so I would fit 2 large kennels there.

Also, Amazon sells large kennels that attach to the backseat, this first one has a divider which would help with keeping the pets from being too crowded, these will also be good for a litter box:

Amazon Car Seat Kennel 1

Amazon Car Seat Kennel 2

if one can fit on the seat and one on the floor space below that may work.

I read this great review on Amazon for the cats and I'm sure it will help with dogs as well:

'We recently moved from California to Texas, and while we had our personal possessions shipped we took our cat, a spry 18 year-old kitty on our road trip with us. We ordered the carrier early, put a small blanket that smelled like her family in it, and placed it in the sunlight in one of her favorite spots to lay, in place of her bed. In under 3 days she was going in and out of the carrier like it was her bed. We made the trip across the western states from roadside attraction to roadside attraction, and she made the trip with ease.'


Also this thread has some good tips for using hotels that are pet friendly

u/3catnight · 2 pointsr/Pets

1: kitty is going to want to sleep wherever she's most comfortable, not where you think she should be. Try some redirection by supplying her with things that she might like near where she seems to want to sleep, for example a towel, fuzzy/furry mat, or one of those thermal pads that keep kitty warm without electricity. Try putting one of these next to your bed or on your bed but apart from you. The other thing to try is to tire kitty out by playing with her immediately before bed.

2: experiment with a few combinations of scratching post material and orientation. Kitty may prefer a horizontal scratcher, or be partial to cardboard.

3: bring along things with her scent on them, like toys, things she sleeps on (cat bed, blankets, a rug) and confine her to one room at first, just like when bringing her home for the first time. Allow her out supervised, play with her and groom her around her new home, and she'll put her scent around so eventually the whole place will smell like home to her.

Good luck!

u/schaferhunde · 9 pointsr/dogs
  • I would get an enzymatic cleaner (e.g. Nature's Miracle) in lieu of training pads. He may not know what the training pad is, and you really don't want to build that habit. Take him out every couple house for the first few days and praise/treat him for going outside.
  • Consider a crate or exercise pen (or both). JRTs are very high energy dogs, and it's 1000000% easier to teach a dog appropriate house behavior if their access to inappropriate things is limited at first. Otherwise you'll spend the whole day pulling shoes and remote controls out of his mouth :) Dogs are also den animals, and having a portable "safe space" is so useful if you move or take him on a trip.
  • Look into a group basic obedience class. Even if he doesn't have behavior problems, having a structured training curriculum is great for new owners to learn how to train their dog. JRTs are very smart so you'll need to do some training to keep his mind busy.
  • As far as toys, grab a Kong for sure. You can stuff them with food and freeze them for a mentally stimulating quiet time activity. Get a tug toy as well...great relationship-building activity.
u/Dungore · 1 pointr/guineapigs

I moved from New York to Denver 6 months ago, which is also 1800 miles! took us 3 days total. We used this safe carrier with hard bottom. We had 3 pigs so it was cramped, but my wife and I took turns driving and taking care of the pigs. We often "handfed" water from their normal water bottle and gave them lots of veggies like cucumber and romaine that have some water content in them. Its really important to keep them hydrated. They didn't mind the car ride itself, guinea pigs are really good at traveling. Hope the move goes well.

u/tempqwr3rewrfwfs · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Hi! I once made a ~20 hour trip with a 3 month puppy, so it can definitely be done :)
For various reasons, my puppy traveled with me in-cabin on a flight. The thing I have to recommend, very strongly, is that you get her a used to a comfortable crate/carrier, so she has a familiar "den" through the journey.
I got my puppy used to mine as much as possible - to the point where she preferred sleeping/playing in it, and loved traveling in it, never pee'd in it, etc.
Perhaps you can have one sent to your breeder?

This is the brand I used:

I'd also carry one of those portable water bowls, for water-stops, toys and a blanket, plenty of paper towels, and perhaps something to tackle nausea, in case your puppy unexpectedly feels sick on a long trip.

Good luck!

u/geekykitten · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I use this 23" carrier (its also recommended on the wabbitwikik) and I love it BECAUSE I can can put this litterbox right inside and it fits almost perfectly! That way they are basically traveling in their litterbox all the time, and its great for long trips or spending lots of time in the carrier (i.e. waiting at the vets, etc). Plus its a compact combination home/toilet for visiting - I put the carrier in a bedroom, leave the door open, and viola, their home is all ready for them :)

u/Shanree · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

What really helped my husband and me when we first adopted our cats was we bought a zipper mesh crate. I've attached a link below. Every time it was bedtime, we'd carry our two DLH cats to the crate and wouldn't let them out till it was morning. It has a nice cover so they don't get that morning light, and can't immediately see us moving to wake up. And there's a ton of space inside so both cats could stretch out while sleeping if they wanted.

I will add that as of recent my husband and I moved across the country, and something about the move made one cat want to paw at the mesh repeatedly to wake us up. It doesn't rip because it's a sturdy material, but it sure gets annoying.

Feeding and playing with the cats before bedtime also helps. We try to give it an extra boost of "sleepy time" by making it routine we give them lots of pets and little massages just before they go to bed.

Good luck!

u/mybrotherischad · 1 pointr/ItalianGreyhounds

I have flown with our two iggys, one 8lbs and the other 20lbs, multiple times both across the domestic USA and internationally (greater than 20hrs).

The little one has canine epilepsy so she rides with my wife and I in the cabin. We use the following carrier:

The airlines are more than likely not going to check the carrier for size or anything. I put my kindle and other stuff into a medium sized sherpa carrier as my carryon as well so that after takeoff she'd have more room to lay around. On the long flights, we even would surreptitiously put her on my wife's lap underneath a blanket. The flight attendants didn't seem to care but we kept it discreet.

Definitely do not give yours any sort of tranquilizer. We gave her an herbal medicine to help her keep calm ( We gave it about 30 minutes before arriving at the airport and it lasted a couple of hours. She wasn't drugged out or anything...just calm.

Lastly, remember to reserve your pet's spot on the plane ahead of time and BEFORE you buy your ticket. This means talking to someone on the phone or in person and confirming that you can have your dog in the cabin with you. Then, after purchasing your ticket, call and make sure that they attach that pet reservation to your confirmation number/ticket.

Travelling with pets is tough but I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have.

u/tinkyXIII · 2 pointsr/ferrets

We moved from Montana to New Mexico, then from there to Kansas. The first time they had a large cat carrier in the back seat and they were comfortable, but bored. The second time we used a smaller hard plastic carrier and my wife kept them in her lap. They seemed much happier being closer to us, and didn't fight us when it was time to leave the hotel after our stay.

Both times we kept a blanket, corner litter pan velcroed to the side, and toys in the carrier. We had a few bottles of water, food, bowls for each, treats, and their harnesses on hand.

Soon we're heading to the east coast, so hopefully it'll go as smoothly as before. We might get a full cage for the three of them and keep it in very back of the SUV since we'll be there for a while. That way they can sleep comfortably when needed and not be so cramped, and we can easily get them out and let them play when we stop or cuddle them if they get fussy.

u/BigDave121 · 2 pointsr/RATS

You can never be sure. But the submissive rat is going to be most likely to be compatible with the adult male.

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You will always feel like an idiot until you are SELF sufficiently mobile.
You don't have to have a driver's license these days to be self-sufficiently mobile.

It's a life-changing event. Trust me. You will never want to depend on someone else for a ride as long as you live. Buy cheap rain gear on Amazon. Frog Togs.
Weather should never have to be an excuse.
Cheap half shell MOTORCYCLE helmet and clear FACE SHIELD.
Boots. Never slaps. Never sneakers. Tactical lightweight cover your ankle.

Tight bungee cords, plus a sturdy Amazon pet carrier on the back. You're good to go.
Get the 19 inch model. 25 bux. Great deal.
AmazonBasics 19-Inch Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel

u/SolitaryMarmot · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

We use this one for car camping.

It basically stays inside the tent next to me so if anything happened, like an animal wandered into the campsite or something, and she freaked out, she couldn't hurt herself and get out of the tent. I don't transport her in it, its just an added safety measure for sleeping. She gets my GG sit lite pad to sleep on too. But if feel like if I could ever get her into a pack, this could be carried on trail and be a nice UL sleeping set up for her too.

There's a couple of these on Amazon, they are kinda like those pop up laundry bags.

u/kerida1 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I am sorry your dog is being so naughty. I have 2 rescue dogs, my first i have had from a puppy ( his mom was rescued while pregnant) he is uber pampered and has no idea what a rough life is. My second i got when he was 9 mths he had been treated horribly and abandoned so much, he also was separated from his mom and brother and was just so scared of anyone leaving him. When we first brought him home i just thought we would just not be able to keep him because he was a lot like your dog, ripped the house apart if he could not see us, broke out his crates, ripped all the doggy beds, he even chewed a golf ball size hole into our wall etc. we did dog training classes but it somehow made him listen and he got 1st place for obedience when i took him in the class instead of my husband who was so much better than me. It also helped me bond with doggy #2. We are still unable to leave the house without crating him but we finally found a crate that works (Petmate Sky Kennel for Pets from 30 to 50-Pound, Light Gray he bounces it around sometimes but can't get out, he cracked a hole in one after abt 2 yrs so recently got another but it works. We can not give him a bed or blanket either or he shreds it. At night he no longer gets into stuff as we leave him with access to our room and once he can find us he remains calm. I recently heard from the person who has his brother that they also dealt with a lot of the same issues and now have a well mannered dog but also need to crate if they leave the house.

I know the solution or safest option for you maybe to rehome but also wanted to give you a positive story of how mine changed.

u/bbizzle1978 · 3 pointsr/Thisismylifemeow

It really is a great carrier. I was surprised at all it came with. Both of my cats fit, with the travel litter box, with plenty of room left over. Very nifty.
Pet Fit For Life Carrier

u/pbjames23 · 10 pointsr/Chihuahua

We ordered it on Amazon. I really like it better than traditional carriers because the large window is pretty ridged and provides more protection. Also, I feel like she is less nervous because she can see us easier.

u/thinkopenspaces · 8 pointsr/Thisismylifemeow


Definitely spacious and folds up great. I’d recommend it - the portable litter box is wonderful too

u/snow_angel022968 · 1 pointr/preppers

Leave the carrier out. We’ve always made it a the car carrier is just for transporting, particularly if it’s only one person available. Doesn’t just mean they’re going to the vet. Usually means they’re going to petco or something lol. They’ll happily get in and settle and watch curiously as I get ready.

We currently use this but we’ve used this when they were younger. The winner of their mini brawls was the one who got to be in the bag. The second one was a lot more fun for them to play in/around though (but it’s a lot smaller).

u/DancesWithElectrons · 1 pointr/mainecoons

I have two medium dog crates that I use to transport my MCs. Started with one, but as they grew (and they do grow fast) I bought the 2nd one as it's easier to put one in each, rather than trying to keep the first one in the crate when I try to put the second one in. I just use them to take them to the vet.

I learned with my last cats that it was a lot easier to put a cat into a big crate than a small one, especially if the cat is uncooperative. :)

u/s0rce · 2 pointsr/BackpackingDogs

For driving, we use a homemade version of this:

Basically a loose hammock you string up between the headrests that gives a dog a good spot in the back seat.

For sleeping when camping our dog usually sleeps in the back seat of our truck in the same place that she is while driving. If you want something a bit more contained grab a crate designed for air travel ( ) and strap it down in the bed or the backseat, we've used these for air travel in cargo and they are durable and easy to clean. You could also use this during transit if you are worried about accidents or the dog jumping up into the front (ours is good about staying in the back).


btw super jealous of your camper, those look awesome, we usually just cowboy camp in the bed under the stars unless its going to rain then we pitch a tent.

u/areyoukidding15 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Six seater with the rear seats folded down allows for this
to be placed in the back for long distance.

Also by getting the 6 or 7 seats they install additional air vents so the rear is much better climate controlled.

Traveled hundreds of miles with a big pitbull safely secured along with the family. Pop open the rear hatch, set up the dog ramp
at a supercharger and everyone gets a nice stretch.

u/Frankettabobetta · 4 pointsr/puppy101

If he's flying with you, he must be pretty small. Depending on budget, you could have a plastic kennel shipped to your Dad's. They are cheaper than a wire crate and should keep him inside unlike a mesh one. Then you could maybe just donate it to a local humane society or other rescue group when you leave. Plastic kennels for a pup that size usually range between $20-$40. I'm thinking something like this (although you'll want to make sure you get the correct size).

u/skdubbs · 3 pointsr/Netherlands

These are approximations because I don’t remember entirely but:
Vet certificate: $80ish (all vets are different)

USDA: $38

Priority mail: $50??

Kennel: $150 (will add link below)

Check in at airport: $200CAD

Additional information:
Pet Carries must be IATA approved, here is a site that lists the requirements, however every airline has a special set of rules, but this list will get you started.

Here is a document on preparing the pet and kennel for travel:

I purchased my carriers from Amazon. These ones:

Edit: tried to fix formatting, on mobile.

u/ElanorRigbyism · 2 pointsr/preppers

>I'd love to swap out her cage for a big dog crate...

This is my next cat bug-out purchase - big enough for a more extended stay, but won't weigh me down.

I've also switched my cat to a lightweight pine litter to save on weight.

Good on you for making plans now! To many people are only planning for TEOTWAWKI (where there will apparently be no room for pets) instead of short-term evacuation.

u/somekindabonita · 1 pointr/Rabbits

I just got a sherpa carrier ( and love it! I also have a 4 lb mini lop and the one that is for up to 8lb dogs is the perfect size. I found them really cheap at TJ Maxx!

u/whodatfairybitch · 168 pointsr/PartyParrot

Wait where?? I have this exact backpack for my cat, bought it a while ago for $70 in US!

Edit: I bought it off some weird site before the whole cat backpack phase. Amazon looks like it’s come out with a “second gen” that has an extra bubble. Here’s a link to the first gen :) check reviews definitely! But not $300!

u/Brikachu · 18 pointsr/puppy101

If your puppy is 8 weeks old, you should probably wait to walk her until she has her vaccinations that include her parvo vaccination. That usually happens at 10-12 weeks, you'll want to check with your vet. Until then, you can keep her in your backyard (if you have one) or if you don't have one, you can keep her relatively confined to where-ever you have her going potty. She can get plenty of exercise by playing with her toys. Also, if you're concerned about her getting into things in your home, I would suggest buying a baby pen, setting it up somewhere where you can keep an eye on her, and putting her toys in it so she can chew on them while in a safe, contained space.

If you're worried about taking your pups on walks when she's a bit older, it would probably be good for you to buy a backpack you can carry her in. That way, if you see a dog approaching and you feel nervous, you can pick her up and put her in the backpack and then carry on until you have passed the dog. Like, yeah, you're gonna look a little silly, but if you're worried, that's probably the best thing you can do. You can also just pick your pup up and hold her until you've walked past the dog.

u/crispysugar · 2 pointsr/longbeach

When we moved to Long Beach FROM Florida a few years ago, I had the exact dilemma with my cat. We opted for driving, as I just felt that the airport and plane experience would be too much for me and for my little one. The drive went absolutely fine, in fact I was more stressed about the cat during the trip then she was! A lot does depend on your cat's personality and her tolerance for the car ride. Plus I strongly suggest going to the vet and getting her checked out before you leave, ask them for sedating meds and for travel advice. My vet in Florida was really helpful. We bought a large soft-sided carrier for the back seat, it was so big we could fit her cat bed inside and I also added a few of my clothes that I hadn't washed so it smelled familiar. We only needed the sedation meds for the first day of the 3.5 day drive. As soon as the car got moving, she would look around for a little bit but then she would go right to sleep. No crying or whining at all. She slept most of the days away while we were driving, even without the medication. She didn't touch the "litter box" we had set up for her in the car, or eat much, until we got into a hotel room and I put the litter box down in the hotel bathroom. Getting her in and out of the car to the hotel room at the end of each driving day was a little stressful for me, as the soft sided carrier isn't for carrying your cat around in. We had our smaller hard carrier plus a leash and a collar for security during each transfer, and I either held onto her tight and walked her in my arms (with leash and collar on) to the hotel, or we moved her from the car into a smaller carrier designed for carrying around and then brought her to the hotel in there. She was a little freaked out by the first hotel room and hid behind a curtain most of the night, but hotel rooms two and three saw her lounging on the bed and acting quite normal after the first 10 minutes of adjustment. That's my experience, and every cat and every drive is different. Good luck with the move! If you're interested, the large carrier was a huge help; it came with a collapsible water bowl and litter box, both of which we used. Here is the link to the exact one: (If you look at the customer photos, the first few are photos of my little one during our trip outhere.)

u/Rilgon · 34 pointsr/cats

I am not certain if it's the one that the OP has, but this is the one that I own for my Sweetheart.

Strollers are definitely a fun way for indoor kitties who don't take well to harnesses to get some outside time!

u/DinkaAnimalLover · 8 pointsr/Rabbits

To be honest it is probably to stressful for the bunny to be in such a tiny space - 4 hours is still a while and you can't even give him water or food properly or let him go to the bathroom in a backpack. And there is not enough circulation in the backpack (if you left it open he could fall out/jump and get hurt)

I would not suggest it... stress can cause health and GI issues. Not worth the risk - think about his needs ahead of your desires.


Instead just get a pet carrier - they make great soft ones or plastic carriers for cats.. that is what you want - like this one for example. You want to first place it on the floor for a few days and let the bunny get used to it so the bunny doesn't feel stressed or afraid of it.

You will put a soft blanket on the bottom and maybe a puppy pee pad in case he pees. You will also put hay and a few greens for him inside and bring his water bowl so you can offer water when safe on the ground.

You need all these things to make the bunny feel safe and less stressed.


Now also you need to be comfortable telling you class mates they can gently pet him but they cannot hold him! You should not let anyone pick up your bunny no matter how unpopular that might make you - he can get hurt!


Think about all these things. I think if you want people to meet your bunny instead invite them to you house. That would be best for the bunny really and people will also get to see him more as he will be less scared.

u/_Chad_Thundercock_69 · 2 pointsr/RATS

This one here is good

I use that one for my boys, the only issue is you can't hang a bottle but I just take one with me and give them water every so often in case they're thirsty.

If you want one that you can hang a bottle from, this one seems like it has decent reviews

Also this depends on if you're in USA or in the UK/Ireland so I hope I could be of some help!

u/ScaryPearls · 2 pointsr/dogs

I have this one for hiking with my 12 pound senior dog and he likes it. I also have a sling that works pretty well. You may want to order a couple of bag types and experiment since different dogs have different anatomy and preferences.

u/gravy1010 · 2 pointsr/dogs

Thank you very much. This website was very helpful, and after reading through it I bought a sky kennel from Amazon ( because it was available with Prime.

u/remyahnguyen · 1 pointr/goldenretriever

This carrier was comfortable enough for my gigantic 13 lb 8 week old golden retriever puppy, when you walk around the airport you can carry the backpack forward facing so you can keep an eye on your escape artist pup (trust me, no one likes being in the carrier but you gotta do what you gotta do) Once we were ready for takeoff I turned the carrier sideways to slide under the seat in front of me and my pup slept soundly through takeoff and landing.

u/41332 · 17 pointsr/aww

I believe the original is by u-pet ( with cloverpet being the only authorized remaker (

You can find more on Amazon called "bubble backpack pet carrier" (

*I know this only cause I was thinking of buying one of these a few months back for my rabbit.

Edit: clarity

u/SMVENOM · 2 pointsr/funny

This is the one. I don't believe she got it to look "cool." She just wanted to try something different and thought her cats would enjoy the pack. Clearly, this one did not.

u/bunnytooth · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

We're going to get this one. Bob is obsessed with being outside but he's an indoor kitty and has slipped through his harness in a panic when other people have come too close or he's startled. Thankfully when he's gotten out of his harness he always bolts back into our apartment, but we figured this was a more secure way for him to enjoy the outdoors.

u/hleba · 10 pointsr/cats

I recommend a soft case that at least has a steel frame.

My cats and I like this one a lot.

u/vgr1 · 1 pointr/Rabbits

How do you like yours? I ordered one like that for my pair... it opens on both sides.

u/cgdtx · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Getting something like this could help too, sometimes they can get curious if you leave them out, this is spacier than a regular carrier and let’s you buckle them pen

u/lovetoloveyababy · 1 pointr/Yorkies

Amazon. There was a coupon on vipon.
The medium fits at about 7 lbs, the large will fit probably up to 11 lbs.

u/sandvich · 1 pointr/StartledCats

this is what amazon sent me on the first try...

see how it says small dogs / cats? my cat is just 15 lbs and he looked like a sardine in this thing. they broke it just playing around the house.

tried this. lulz. destroyed in minutes.

Now I use this. No way kitty gets out.

u/galfriday612 · 2 pointsr/teefies

It's this:

Yes, we bought the XL size for our cats. They are expensive, but totally worth it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Pets

If your cats are anything like mine, they will refuse to use the bathroom during the travel period anyhow. :)

I think she would survive the 15 hours in the carrier with breaks -- though she probably won't be that happy. The rare times we've done long car rides with the cats we've used a soft-side kennel in the trunk to give them a little more breathing room.

u/TarotFox · 2 pointsr/cats

This is the carrier I use. Fits two comfortably, but not with the litter box in it, and takes up nearly my whole backseat so it might be too big.

u/Boston_Pinay · 2 pointsr/Frugal

If you're worried about your cat, get one of these pet thermal mats. It requires no electricity and cats love it.

u/sqauregoliath · 2 pointsr/cats

I found it on Amazon here

u/CousinJeri · 1 pointr/AskVet

I bought one of these because it has a collapsible litter box in it:

Also, see if your vet will prescribe him some kitty Valium.

u/cranberry94 · 1 pointr/dogs

If it’s just for little walks, don’t know why you’d need to go full fancy stroller...

And if it’s just a contingency plan in case of the dog getting exhausted- what about a doggy carrier backpack? That way your mom doesn’t have to walk a dog, while also pushing a stroller, at the same time?

I don’t know, maybe something like this:

u/NYSenseOfHumor · 2 pointsr/rescuedogs

Try a hard plastic travel crate, these are designed for transport. The door is metal, and so are the windows, but the rest is not. You can try covering the metal from the inside so he can’t see it.

u/joshlymanismygod · 1 pointr/dogs

I've seen people use this bag for similar-sized dogs. But, it probably isn't the most convenient thing to carry around.

u/NeedALittleSweetness · 1 pointr/Pets
u/SuperGeco · 1 pointr/FortNiteBR

The cat should be in one of these to separate it from other pets

u/geolchris · 1 pointr/Mastiff

I used the Petmate sky kennel XL.

Is your final destination Honolulu or one of the other islands?

u/bitchinhaley · 2 pointsr/Pets

With car rides my cats have done better being out of a carrier , they were calm the whole time. Didn’t meow or anything. While putting them in carriers during a drive is a whole different story , they meow like crazy and get pissed. If you’re doing a carrier I️ would suggest something comfy , and bigger. My experience flying with my cats , they take the cats to a private screening room ( you go with them) and you take them out of the carrier in there. I️ would suggest maybe putting a harness on the cat if you are worried about them running away during this.

cat carrier I️ would suggest that if you want a carrier for the car since I‎t comes with the small litter box.

u/saurapid · 2 pointsr/dogs

Depends on the height/length of your dog too, but some possible options are:

  • timbuk2 muttmover, probably a large
  • sturdibag XL
  • (if allowed) some kinda tote bag for larger dogs, that doesn't fully enclose the dog

    If she's anxious in the car, she might be anxious in the train too though—so maybe start with an even smaller trip to get her used to it.
u/L_Cranston_Shadow · 0 pointsr/corgi

No problem. For reference, unless I am very much mistaken, the carrier in the OP is this, which is the same one I have. If you don't have a good travel carrier yet, I would (thus far, again, I'll try to update after the flight tomorrow) recommend it.