Help with transport?

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jacqueline

Post   » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:23 pm


So, I've been approved for adopting from OCCH out in California. I'm specifically looking to adopt a cuy or two. They are overwhelmed with them out there, and I'd love to help them out. I must admit to being interested in taking care of these special pigs as well.

So, if anyone is traveling out to California, and is willing to bring a cuy back here to NJ, please let me know. Of course, if you're landing close to NJ I'd be willing to travel towards you as well. My understanding is that United and Frontier airlines will both allow you to travel with a guinea pig in the cabin (not the cargo).

Please keep me in kind. Thanks!

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Pigglies

Post   » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:12 pm


I'll be going from California to New York sometime around New Year's as I return from a short vacation. I know you'd probably want the piggies before then, but as a last resort that's when I'm traveling. I'd be landing in either Plattsburgh or Albany. Could keep them here awhile too if needed, but not too long.

Hopefully someone is actually going to New Jersey. I might be bringing back a rabbit as well so I'm not sure if there is a limit on pets we can travel with (2 passengers).

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jacqueline

Post   » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:33 pm


Woo-Hoo! California's a big place. OCCH (Orange County Cavy Haven) is in in Orange County, Southern California. It looks like many of their foster homes are in Garden Grove.

My son won't be going out till June, so New Year's is definitely earlier than that.

Let me know as your plans firm up and if you are able to hep with this. I'll need to be in contact with OCCH. They'll want reassurance of travel plans and then we'll have to decide which cuy they would like to rehome.

I would certainly be able to drive up to you in Plattsburgh. That's close to the monastery I retreat at in West Park NY.

Thanks so much for offering! You're the best!

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Pigglies

Post   » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:41 pm


Oh, I should have mentioned I used to volunteer for OCCH so I know the general area. I know we should be visiting Disneyland one day, but I would probably want to pick them up at the end of the trip. Either way we won't be more than an hour away from Orange County.

That would be great if you can meet me in Plattsburgh instead of having to drive from Albany. West Park is much closer to Albany though, so if you'd rather meet there I can probably do that. Gotta check the flight prices and see. Sometimes Plattsburgh is more expensive anyway.

Our vacation tentative dates are December 24th to January 1st. But I might stay a little longer if I don't have to return to work sooner.

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jacqueline

Post   » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:16 pm


You're the bestest!!!

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jacqueline

Post   » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:22 pm


I've gone back and forth with OCCH and with Pigglies. If everything wors out, Pigglies may be able to bring 2 cuys back east for me at the ebd of December. Herr are 2 possible candidistes:

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jacqueline

Post   » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:23 pm


I've gone back and forth with OCCH and with Pigglies. If everything works out, Pigglies may be able to bring 2 cuys back east for me at the end of December. Here are 2 possible candidates, Adelaide & Emmeline :

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:21 pm


They are so cute! I hope it works out.

Talishan
You can quote me

Post   » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:41 pm


Ditto. You'll really be helping OCCH out if this works out.

You may want to warn your vet what's planned, just so s/he can be aware of the differences in cuy/cuy crosses from "normal" pigs.

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jacqueline

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:29 am


Emmy is recovering from some surgery - doing well after having her ovaries removed. The end of December is a ways off, so provide all things are well, they think she's a match for me.

Yup, already gave my vet the head's up. She and her tech (whom I love as well) had no idea what a cuy was, but promised me they'll do their homework.

Are there any really good links I could send them about medical care/needs?

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:17 am


I guess this means I should write one? ;-)

Maybe we can do a contributory thread with advice from cuy owners.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:40 pm


Pics of candidates!! This is going to be fun.l

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Pigglies

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:41 pm


They're so cute! At least I'll get to enjoy seeing their cuteness during the travel. :)

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jacqueline

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:11 pm


Have you firmed up your plans at all? If you have some time (ha!) maybe you could send a quick email to Jen, just to connect with her?

cavyhaven.adoptions@gmail.com

Thanks!! Can't wait for them and it'll be great to visit with you too!

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Pigglies

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:53 pm


Tickets haven't been purchased yet, but we're definitely going. I haven't been to CA in about 3 years, so I'm overdue for a visit. The dates shouldn't change much because those are the dates for Christmas break and my fiance is a teacher. He has the 24th through the 2nd off. So we might leave on the 2nd instead of the 1st, but that'd be about the only change.

I'll send Jen a quick email.

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Ibepatience
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Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:48 pm


I'm pretty sure the only airline that allows them in the cabin is Frontier and you must make reservations because they limit the amount of animals allowed on a flight. I believe it is $75 per carrier and they only allow 1 animal per carrier except for birds.

http://www.flyfrontier.com/travel-information/family-pets/traveling-with-pets


http://www.pettravel.com/blog/index.php/pet-travel-traveling ... tic-animals/

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jacqueline

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:28 pm


United also will alow guinea pigs in the cabin:

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/travel-plane-guinea-pig-105469.html

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Ibepatience
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Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:41 pm


Okay, I would definitely call them though. One of our volunteers moved to Kentucky and when she flew back for a visit she adopted two pigs from the rescue. She had called ahead to Delta and was assured they were allowed in cabin. Once it was time to fly home they said no, they'd have to be checked as cargo as "rodents" aren't allowed in the cabin. She ended up having to fly back on Frontier so they'd be allowed in the cabin. I believe she forfeited her Delta ticket and had to buy a second ticket on Frontier.

I haven't personally called United but their website says dogs, cats and rabbits are allowed in cabin. I just want to save you some potential trouble.

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Pigglies

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:29 pm


I will definitely call them to make sure. I've been on long car rides with guinea pigs before, so I'm not too worried about travel time. I wouldn't think a non-stop flight would even be an option though?

If it's $75 per pig to fly them, is that still ok? Just want to make sure.

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Pigglies

Post   » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:35 pm


"8.Up to two (2) small animals may be transported in one travel container as follows: puppies or kittens (8-10 weeks old), hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and small household birds."

Looks like they might be able to travel together. Says only one carrier per person for Frontier. And the pets count as your carry on. Shouldn't be a problem, wouldn't need a carry on bag on a return trip. If our luggage got delayed or something, it's not like we don't have other stuff to wear at home.

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