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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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What size cat carrier should I get?

I am picking up my little Balinese kitten in August and am wondering what size of carrier should I have for her to come home in? She will be just 2 days shy of 12 weeks old. It is going to be about an 11 hour drive and thanks to the wonderful people on here I know that I need the carrier and a small litter pan.(and a few other things) I already have a couple carriers, one that a puppy came home in. It seems huge and I have a small one that my African Grey Parrot was shipped to me in. That one seems like it would be lots big enough for a kitten but I don't really know how big a 12 week old balinese is . Can someone give me a rough estimate of the size of their cat carriers?
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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the bigger the better he will grow quick.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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I thought I read somwhere that cats liked small close spaces but maybe I was wrong, so you think the biggest size carrier I can fit into the back of the truck (inside the pick up truck ) would be best? I can do that.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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The carrier your puppy came in would be better....always the bigger the better, one that will easily accommodate a small litter pan, food dish and give enough room for a little exercise.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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The carrier your puppy came in would be better....always the bigger the better, one that will easily accommodate a small litter pan, food dish and give enough room for a little exercise.
Great advise!
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Old June 16th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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The larger of the two is the best as stated. I doubt the kitten will use the litter box while the vehicle is in motion (too much movement for unsteady kitty legs) but probably will once the vehicle has stopped for a bit. When taking your kitty to your vet you can use the smaller one.
What I would like to add is please fit the kitten with a small kitten harness before leaving the breeders'. That way when you stop to let the kitten out for a stretch (inside the vehicle) you can quickly snap a lead on the harness. In case the door is opened inadvertently when kitten is out you do not need to worry about kitten darting out. They may be tiny but they can and do panic when in unfamiliar territory. When they panic they tend to want to run. JMO
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