Each carrier has different requirements for transporting animals. Be sure to find out the rules before traveling. When traveling by bus, an extra fee may be required, and a separate seat may need to be purchased for the cat.
A carrier will be needed for the cat during transportation. To ensure the cat’s comfort, choose the carrier carefully:
- sufficient length and height
- reliable locks
- free access to air
- a container for water
- the bottom of the carrier should be covered with an absorbent material and disposable pads.
If transporting the cat by plane, call the airline and notify them that you plan to bring a Russian Blue cat. There may be restrictions on the number of animals allowed. Some companies prohibit the presence of pets of antagonistic species (cats, dogs). The sooner you inform them, the higher the chances of traveling together on the same flight, rather than separate ones.
Note: transportation in wooden crates is prohibited. If it is determined that the container does not meet the standards of the International Air Transport Association, the cat will not be allowed on board.
Transporting an animal by plane is considered to be excess baggage and is paid for separately.