Travelling For 1hr With Piggies In The Car?

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Maisy and Poppy

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Hiya,
Soon Iwill be travelling with my 2 sows in a 1 hr car journey. I wondered what I could do to help them feel better? I have a blue plastic carry cage from pets@home - biggest I could find! There travell cage is filled with aubiose.
Many thanks!
 

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You could add loose bits of fleece, hay.
Don't give them water in the carrier as it will slide, or nuggets/pellets.
But I would stop after thirty minutes to have fresh air and let them have a drink.
 

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If you want a bigger carrier I got one that is meant for small dogs hehe. Mine one is a bit chavy looking lol but I love it. And I tried my piggies in it and I think they so too :-) I think lots of hay is the way forward for car journeys :-) good luck
 

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I have a cat carrier from P@H that I use for my two boars. They have travelled a lot now and they actually love being in their carrier, I guess they feel cosy and safe in it. I put a puppy pad down and then hay, usually mix in a bit of forage so it's more interesting for them. I would probably cut up some watery veg to take with you to give them maybe halfway through the journey so for example cucumber or lettuce just to make sure they're well hydrated. Also make sure you the car's temperature is not too hot or cold. If I think it will be cold I put a fleece in for them as well on the floor but mostly I am more concerned about them overheating to be honest.

They will be fine for an hour though, it's not that long. I frequently do awkward 3 hour ish journeys with them on trains and they cope very well once they got used to it.
 

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I would recommend to use either some folded fleece or some cheap cotton towels; loose bedding is bound to fly everywhere as soon as one of them makes a sudden dash. I alsways put in a bit of hay; that gives them something to nibble on and the scent helps to calm them down a bit.
 
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