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To travel with my Puss ?

January 13th, 2005, 06:28 PM
My adult female pussycat has lived in a subtropical Queensland environment all her life. I am considering moving to Tasmania, I wonder if the climate change would be too much for her and if not the safest way to transport her?

Lucky Rescue
January 13th, 2005, 08:33 PM
Your cat will adapt to a new climate. I don't know how far you are going or how you're travelling so cannot advise as to the best way.

January 13th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Cats are adaptable; I wouldn't worry about the climate change. Unless it is going to rain in your new house. :D

As to travelling & being moved....your cat will HATE it, no matter what. But, since it has to be done, I'd make it as quick as possible - if you are flying, I think you can have your crated cat in the cabin with you?
If you are driving (I have done this, about 2000 miles) - use a crate or carrier, to keep your cat safe. My personal advice - ignore recommendations to "get your cat used to" the crate by taking her on short drives before the actual trip. Trust me. She will hate every minute of being driven around in a plastic box! Just make sure she's comfortable, hydrated, and drive as fast as you can. :D

January 13th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Australia to Tasmania. Have no idea if that's a great distance or not?

January 13th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Australia to Tasmania. Have no idea if that's a great distance or not?

Now that I think about it...I believe that is over part of the Pacific ocean. Tasmania is an island.
(Should go check an atlas!)