Ferrets are excellent pets and are excellent travel companions. There are some things to keep in mind to make sure your trips run smoothly. Traveling with a ferret is not the best idea for everyone, so let's take a look at what it takes to travel with a pet ferret.
You may or may not know that ferrets are not legal in all areas. Some states and cities have passed laws that make owning a ferret illegal. This also makes it illegal to travel with one. Some cities have laws against ferrets even though they are located in a state that allows it, so if you are not sure, it is better to find out for sure before traveling. If it is discovered that you have a ferret in an area where they are illegal, they could be removed. He could also be fined. Any of these will surely spoil your trip.
Most likely, you will have to travel by car or plane if you are going to bring your furry friend. Buses and trains have policies that restrict pets brought. Many airlines will not allow you to take a ferret with you in the cabin of an airplane. This can be a problem because the cargo areas have no temperature controlled. Your best option if you travel by plane is to find an airline that allows your ferret to be transported. This will allow you to have some control over your conditions. By far, your best option for traveling with a ferret is by car.
A travel cage will be necessary. Even if you don't plan on using it a lot, there will be times when a cage will keep your pet safe. You will not realize all the potential dangers in the places you go. Motels, rest stops and travel centers are places where a ferret cage might be necessary. Leaching and a harness are another important set of equipment for those places. When choosing a ferret travel cage, be sure to get a cage that is large enough to allow your ferret to stretch and sleep. It is a good idea to have space for food and water, as well as an area to go to the bathroom. Make sure the cage has insurance to prevent it from escaping and you may need a cage that can be locked to prevent others from opening it. Remember to bring bedding with your cage, too.