Can I bring my hamster on an airplane?
Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:19 AM
I really would like to bring my hamster, Tweak along with me- I'd be so sad with out her :(. The problem is, I'm flying- I'll be taking two planes which means she'll have to adjust to a dramatic change in altitude a total of four times (both times up and down).. I've heard of people tkaing their dogs and cats on planes, but never hamsters. I'm scared it might be a bit too much for her.. and I dont want her to be hurt or overly stressed. Can anyone give me some advice concerning my delima? I can leave her at home with my parents who will take good care of her, if need be- but if it wont be too traumatic or dangerous for her, I'd like to take her with me.
Please respond and help me make a good decision!
Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:15 AM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:51 AM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 05:37 AM
Put in one or two watery pieces of vegetable such as cucumber, put in more bedding than normal, in cause of wind turbulance (sp?) or bumps. Also, keep a scented tissue in there.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 08:08 AM
She's about a year and a half old. She's very healthy- although she's had surgery once.. that was like 6 months ago, and she' s in perfect shape now. Will the radio frequency be a horrible problem? I will have her with me.. I will probably keep her under my seat b/c it will be easier to check on her there than in the overhead- plus I'm thinking the temp and air circulation may be a little more favorable there.
The air lines does allow hamsters to fly in the cabin with their owners- so that is no problem at all.. I'm just really concerned- and now, with this mixed response I'm still torn.
Does anyone else have any more advice? Any knowledge about the subject or any personal experiences someone could share would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:14 AM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:50 PM
Your hamster will be fine. People ship everything across the globe from fish to dogs to ferrets...and even hamsters. The radio frequency shouldn't be bad...the hamster will not be close to the pilot at all and a few hours up in the air shouldn't be detrimental to his health.
Edited by Stargirl05, 20 July 2005 - 09:51 PM.
Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:38 PM
The only problem is that he wont be too far away from the dogs and cats and other animals that ppl are flying with.
Posted 23 July 2005 - 07:12 AM
First get your vet to say sg about it.
If European Black Bear Hamster's hammy was fine, I'd say go. I was just afraid of the sound because my hamster is extremely sensitive to all high sounds!
Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:18 PM
I will be giving my vet a call (the one who operated on her) just to get another opinion.
Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:59 PM
Anyway, if you do take her, HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!
Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:14 PM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:34 AM