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Old 08-27-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever shipped a rabbit? If so what was your experience? For one was the bun safe? Was it very costly?

Thanks in advance for any info...



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Old 08-27-2009, 05:16 AM   #2
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Has anyone ever shipped a rabbit? If so what was your experience? For one was the bun safe? Was it very costly?

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BlueGiants-Kathy Shipped Poe to ElfMommy-Minda and well we all know how well that well


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Old 08-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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I've shipped rabbits several times (or had them shipped to me) - the cost is about $150 for the shipping (approx) - plus the cost of the carrier.

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Thanks. I was just curious. Quite a bit of money....

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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If you could find someone flying, they might be willing to take the rabbit. The cost to have a rabbit with you is usually less than shipping, or course a plane ticket is expensive. There are some people willing to escort pets as long as the costs are covered. Some airlines allow rabbits in the cabin.

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We just paid to have Houdini come w/ Dave & Karen inside the cabin. It was $125 for her ticket plus we had to buy a special sized carrier - which I paid around $50 for.

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It was $225 to ship Poe from New York to Florida... plus the carrier (about $35) and the cost of the Health Certificates($10 each)/Vet visits ($40). (All the airlines require Health Certificates, dated within 10 days of travel). And you have to meet strict restrictions on "tarmac temperature"... the temperature can't be over 79 F at either point of departure or arrival.

Delta Airlines was wonderful to work with, very helpful and very concerned for the welfare of the rabbit. Make sure you talk to a couple of different people before hand. Sometimes you get conflicting information. Check the airline websites. Most have the rules for pet/animal transport posted.

It does help if you can find someone driving where you need the bunny to go. (Got any "over-the-road trucker" friends?) Today, I just sent a white Flemish buck to Florida through a friend... works out much cheaper than flying.

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I would love to be able to do the travel by car option but unfortunately I don't know of anyone going that way or coming this way from that area.

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I had no idea bunnies could go on an airplane! That's great to know! I'll be moving across country and I wondered what I'd do when I come home to visit! They can come too!

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Some airlines will let you bring one carrier on board, but check with your airline. Some don't allow it at all. Yeah, they do charge a lot for the privilege of traveling with your pet.



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