4.5 hour journey with our piggies

rp1993

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Hi Everyone, we will be travelling up north to see my family at the end of the month (COVID permitting!) it will be about a 4.5 hour journey and we are taking Pringle & Pringle With us.
I was thinking of buying them a Hamster cage for the car so they still have some space, or would people recommend a carrier instead?
we have lots of spare C&C grids so we will have no problems making them a temporary cage at my mums. I have read the travel guide, would it be recommended tale the pigs on a little ride in the car in the coming weeks to get them used to it? Any other travel advice is welcome!

picture of the boys, Just because they are cute!

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Hello! Your boys are very cute! :love:

I took my guinea pig on a 5 hour car ride last summer and it went very well! I used a cat carrier and made sure to keep it buckled in the seat next to me. You shouldn’t have to take them on carrides beforehand, they will be just fine the first time. :) And don’t get worried if they aren’t running around a lot. They will most likely be a little nervous at first.

I took her out a few times on the trip just to hold her and feed her some veggies. I recommend bringing some in a mini cooler.
(I must add, I wasn’t the one driving though. Lol) Just make sure to put a lot of hay in their carrier or cage. This will distract them if they get scared. *And never leave them in the car alone without the air on.

I wish you the best on your trip! Your boys will be happy to travel somewhere new with you! 👍
 

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I would try and give them as much space as is possible in the car. How big is the hamster cage you’re talking about? Alternative is a big carrier. Go with their veggies cut up and water as well. And hay of course!
 

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Thank you both for the advice! @Siikibam i was thinking the furplast 60 it’s 60x36 so the base will probably be around 57x33 giving allowances for the sloping sides.
 

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Our piggie Ted travels very well and does a 6 hour plus trip to Yorkshire and regular trips for dentals to Northampton to the vets 5 hour plus. I would buy a good sized dog carrier they will be fine. Hand feed a variety of veggies along the route, cucumber is good and put hay in the carrier too. You will probably find they just eat and sleep all the way!
 

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Hi, I had my boar on an 11 hour journey a few weeks ago, he was fine, a little disorientated at first but he was good once settled, I had him in a 3x2 enclosure, securely attached to the passenger seat. The only problem being that it was a very hot day (30 degrees) and I haven't got air con. I did manage to shade him but it was still very warm.
 
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