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Post by Honey102019 Sat 21 Dec 2019, 12:24 am

Hi everyone,

I saw this question on another site and it got me thinking.  I've never had to worry about it because I have neighborhood children who do a great job.  But, what happens when they grow up or I move?

There are sites that recommend bonded and insured pet sitter for all types of pets. This is an international service...
https://www.petsit.com/

But what if I want someone to take my mouse/mice in...like boarding?

What if I want to fly with my mouse?  Most airlines won't allow rodents in the cabin.  Do I pay for a live cargo ticket?

I was just wondering if anyone has had to deal with this issue.  What worked.  What didn't?

Thanks.


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Post by Robin~ Sun 22 Dec 2019, 5:00 pm

I personally have a friend/family member stop by every day or two while I’m on vacation. Theoretically I could also take my girls over to their place as they’re in a bin so they can get more attention. There are also apps/websites pet sitters can post ads on that would be worth checking out if need be. Some vets also allow you to board small mammals.

I would strongly discourage flying with a mouse, although I seriously doubt most flights would allow it anyways due to the stigma mice have. They are very delicate animals and, while most planes are relatively pressure/air controlled, it still may be enough to give your mouse some discomfort, let alone stress them out. If you must take your mouse with you, car is the best way to go. Just be sure the drive isn’t too long (I’d say over 4-5hrs is pushing it) and the carrier can be secured.

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Post by Honey102019 Sun 22 Dec 2019, 6:00 pm

Thanks for your input. It helps.

I'm active on a reddit group for mice. There was a post on altitude sickness in mice. I thought they meant for air travel. But, the person is actually driving and staying in a location at 4,000 above sea level.

I told the person to contact his/her vet for a solid answer. I don't know whether they did or not. But, I'm curious if anyone has dealt with this situation. It's the holidays and people are traveling, some with their mice or rats...and may not be thinking about this issue.

I did some research. Altitude sickness (or AMF) doesn't pose a threat until 8,000 feet above sea level. I'm wondering if anyone one here is a veterinarian who can chime in?

I told the person traveling with the mouse to locate a vet in the area he/she was staying just in case something happens. He/she said there are no vets nearby.

By the way, I did suggest they join this forum to get their own answers. My concern is for the mouse at this point or anyone else that may face this issue in the future.

If it were me and I couldn't find a neighbor or family member, I'd contact petsit.com or care.com.

There are also live animal cargo flight services if this is something long term like going to school overseas or contract work.

Here are some links I found during my research...
https://lufthansa-cargo.com/products-live
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/animals/petsafe.html
https://www.delta.com/us/en/pet-travel/shipping-your-pet
https://www.ipata.org/

Again, any additional input on altitude sickness or travel would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much. I'm so glad to me a member of this group.
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Post by Honey102019 Sun 22 Dec 2019, 6:28 pm

I didn't realize there was a sticky addressing this topic. So if anyone finds this post, please also look at this sticky...
https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t48-how-to-safely-transport-mice
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