Piggy travels - little worried

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chrissy88

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Hi, i was wondering has anyone travelled on a train with guinea pigs? I'm having christmas with the parents this year so this means i have to travel home by train..but I have a little worry how will the 3 boys react? its not going to be a short journey looking at about 5 and half hours which drives me insane let only what it will do to 3 guineas mallethead.

If anyone has travelled with them please give me your advice - also what sort of travel cages should I buy? I was looking at the ones that say are for rodents but they look small. Please help any advice would be gratefully received
 

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hi i dont know how well they will travel on a train but i use cat carriers for my piggy's there bigger :)
 

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I've never travelled with my pigs only to vets and back.
Being as its a long journey i can only suggest a big cat box so they have plenty of room to move about, lots of hay and attach a WB if you can also a blanket but leave a little room at the front for air obviously so they dont get too frightened
Hope this helps.

Louise xx
 

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We have had long car journeys and the piggies have always been fine. As the others have said just make their travel box comfy and food laden!
 
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I use a cat carrier aswell, so they have more room.I wouldn't attach a water bottle as I find it leaks out quite quickly, I just make sure they have a lot of watery veg (carrots, cucumber...etc) that should also keep them occupied for a while :)
 
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I agree with Charlotte - we travelled with ours down to Cambridge a few weeks ago and they mostly hid away but we kept stopping for veggies pit stops for them ))
 

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Hi thanks the replies =) I think what I'm gonna do is buy a medium/large cat travel cage for them. good thing about being on a train can keep an eye on them pretty much all the way and they have lots of treats to keep happy and calm. Thanks everyone :)p
 

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My partner took Buzz and Woody across London and then on an extra 40 minute train journey when he picked them up and they were ok in a cat carrier.
 
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Mine have gone on 4 hour bus rides a few times and they have been fine! I have used a cat carrier for three (I have not gone by bus since I got Kid) but since you have three boys (I had a neutered boy and two girls) I think it would be to push fate...

Have you seen carry cases like these in the UK? They can usually be divided down the middle in case of any trouble. They are also stackable.

An "el- cheapo" solution would be to get three large but not very high cardboard boxes, (Like boot boxes?) make lots and lots of holes in them, stuff full and cozy with hay and stack in some kind of big sports bag. If they can't travel together (you be the judge because you know how they get on in cramped situations) at least they should be able to hear and smell eachother. Perhaps leave towels in the cage the day before that you bed the boxes/carriers with to bring some familiarity. Piggies don't mind the transport being dark, in fact it's preferred!

Before the journey give them lots and lots of yummy food. Piggies with a full tummy are sleepy. I usually skip the waterbottle and give them cucumber instead.
 

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I travelled from Portsmouth to Manchester with a boar in a carrier.. he travelled fine, journey took a couple of hours..:)
 

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My Girls travelled from England too Belfast. They even got to go on a boat and all was well.

My Boy has travelled Belfast too Scotland more than once.

My other boy is soon to travel Scotland too Wales, we travel in a cat carrier well the piggies do. I do attach a water bottle, give them a fleece and lots of hay :)! xx
 
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