Traveling with a bun?

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Mochismommy

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Next month we’re going on a road trip 4 hours away and are contemplating whether we should bring our bunny or leave him with a relative. We can’t move his enclosure so we would probably have to get him another smaller one for the week if we leave him with a relative but I’m not sure if this would be too stressful for him or if he would be more stressed coming with us. We live a little far from family so nobody would come to our house to feed him/let him out, so he would have to go to their house. We were thinking of getting a pop up play pen for him if we bring him with us. Any suggestions? Have you traveled with your bun?
 

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It really depends on your bun’s personality, mine regularly travelled back and forth to uni with me and wasn’t phased, but plenty would be. If it’s something you are considering I would take your bunny on some shorter car trips at first to assess how he reacts and get him used to it.
 

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We've traveled with our buns. An exercise pen and items from their usual space (mats, bowls, litter box) and a collapsible cardboard box are all handy to bring along. The cardboard box makes an easy hidey for them since they will be in a new & unfamiliar place.

As @Popsicles suggested, getting them acclimated to car rides can be helpful. For the trip itself, the fewer stops, the better. They get used to the hum of the car and every stop gets them on high alert again. So keeping things even is the easiest on them. Here are some tips for the carrier:

This was in a hotel. The next ones are in a cabin. We put a plastic tarp down first, topped with a fleece blanket.
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