Karen sent me an email with a link to the Gov't of Canada website concerning Importation of Rodents.
Here is the link:
- Slug Whisperer
Scroll down the website and click on the Pets and Wildlife link. It opens a PDF file. Guinea Pigs are on page 6 of the pamphlet.
Rabbits, Guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, and other pet rodents
There are no CDC or USFWS restrictions or requirements on these animals if brought in as pets.
Direct link to pdf, above text on page 6 as Karen notes:
- You can quote me
A few airlines (Delta in particular) allow them in the cabin, in FAA-approved carriers, for a fee.
Most airlines do not allow them in the cabin, and require them to be placed into a heated, pressurized section of cargo also used for dogs and cats. The area is pitch dark and vibrates frighteningly, but it is heated and pressurized.
Not all airlines require this. A very few allow them in the cabin, and they are worth checking around for.
We always travel by car though, never by train or plane.
- Supporter in '11
The pressure change for modern planes isn't very bad at all. Maybe they mean riding in the cargo hold. I can see where that would be bad, especially if it was unpressurized.