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Old 08-05-2011, 05:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I travel ALL the time with my boy. I go to school in one city, and I visit my mother every weekend in another city. It's usually a 1hrish drive, unless there's lots of traffic, then that can vary all the way up to 2 hours drive.

What I do, is I clean cage on Wed, and give my boy a fresh fleece blanket to sleep in. He doesn't like sleeping in an igloo, just a fleece blanket, so that's what he gets. This way, when we are travelling, he has his "old and used" blanket. That blanket will stay with him throughout the weekend, so that when I head back to mother's he still has HIS scent in the cage. Mind you, he's used to this now after 2 years, but I just feel better knowing he has his own smell in the cage. I never do a full clean of the cage either. It's always either blanket, OR liner, never both. I just figure that in their prey-type mind, it's nice to have some lingering personal odour

For the most part, my boy just sleeps in the car. Just make sure it's nicely strapped in with a seatbelt, and you can control the temperature. I usually have a thermometer for the inside of the carrier as well. So he gets heated seat with a heated snugglesafe in the winter, and in the summer, he gets a/c in the car. But with the ac, I make sure the a/c blows directly at the carrier, but I have a bag of sorts so that the air doesn't blow inside the carrier. This keeps the air around the carrier cool, and it also keeps the sun from being directly on the carrier as well. You'll find different ways to maintain temperature once you've tried it a few times. It took me several weeks to make the adjustments that work.

Good luck! ^_^
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My hedgie, Blue, is perfectly content while traveling. I put him in a little travel carrier with some homey smelling things and he's a-okay.

Afterwards, he's all excited to explore where we've gone, whether it's to the vets or up to Maine for a few days. He's friendly to everyone who wants to see him and isn't huffy at all. I think he quite likes his car rides!
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