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Old Jun 1st 2017, 4:56 am
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A while ago I looked into shipping my beloved bunny from the UK to US when it is finally time for me to move. I kinda decided that it would be better if he was just rehomed to save him the shock of it all. But now I thought I may as well ask here, to see if anyone can give me some advice that changes my mind and allows me to keep him. Does anyone have any bunny-shipping experience?
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Old Jun 7th 2017, 1:56 am
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Bunnies are the same sort of size as a cat. Shipping it is very doable, but do you love your bunny £1,000? That is roughly how much it will cost to ship bunny out of the UK to the US.

Alternatively if you can out it a soft-sided carrier and are prepared to fly out of France or Germany then you should be able to carry bunny in the cabin with you.
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There is a post here from someone who did it, albeit a little while ago. http://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-5...london-745174/

I'm sure when you looked into it previously you looked into all the logistics / feasibility and of course a pet shipper is the best source of advice for the practicalities and first hand experience, but if you want some up to date info check out https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet...abbits-into-us and there is also some tips on pet travel here Vacations and Travel | House Rabbit Society If you're going to fly with your bunny then make sure to check out airline specific policies on this.

Hope that helps.
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Very helpful, thank you both.
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Old Jun 7th 2017, 11:26 pm
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Thanks Kirsty.

I have talked with Kirsty about this topic.

As more help may be found out in the general chat forums, I will move this to the USA forum
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There is a post here from someone who did it, albeit a little while ago. http://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-5...london-745174/

I'm sure when you looked into it previously you looked into all the logistics / feasibility and of course a pet shipper is the best source of advice for the practicalities and first hand experience, but if you want some up to date info check out https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet...abbits-into-us and there is also some tips on pet travel here Vacations and Travel | House Rabbit Society If you're going to fly with your bunny then make sure to check out airline specific policies on this.

Hope that helps.
I forgot about that thread, some awesome advice.
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We brought our rabbit from France with us in 2013. And the dog. Dog came with us on the planes - in the hold since she is fairly big. No probs and not very expensive.

Rabbit. hmmm.
Rabbits are classed as rodents and were not allowed on a passenger plane. So we had to use a company to put her in a double cage (cage inside a cage) because you know, little white bunnies are super dangerous. She was then transported to Austin via Paris and Newark . She was delighted to see us. Cost was about 1000 euros. For a rabbit. Soft in the head perhaps but she was daughter's pet and helped with the settling in to have her here. I would never have heard the end of it if we'd left bunny in france.

She's still around - bunny and daughter. I'm hoping that when daughter leaves home for college that I won't be left looking after her.
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There are several bunny farms in Nevada, perhaps ask them how they ship their bunnies.
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Make sure you take the batteries out.....
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Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
There are several bunny farms in Nevada, perhaps ask them how they ship their bunnies.
!! I see what you did there!

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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
She's still around - bunny and daughter. I'm hoping that when daughter leaves home for college that I won't be left looking after her.
Normally rabbits have relatively short life spans. Ours, Napoleon Bunnyparte, lived for 13 years before we had to have him put down.
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Walking the pooch this afternoon and we came across a Bunny who would have had a short life span if I had not been hanging on, he did get a ground squirrel last Saturday, required digging a very deep hole, very pleased with himself.
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Walking the pooch this afternoon and we came across a Bunny who would have had a short life span if I had not been hanging on, he did get a ground squirrel last Saturday, required digging a very deep hole, very pleased with himself.
A few years ago I separated one of our cats from a young rabbit she had caught, by chasing her through the woods and back into our yard again - cats are sprinters not distance runners, especially with a mouth full of rabbit!

The rabbit was lucky I was there, and unlike the common myth, that rabbit lived to scream a second time.
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The first time he dug out a Gopher he must have been 3ft down and it was in pretty bad condition but still alive so I could only finish it off.

This time I heard the squeaking and then a crunch, I would mention his success rate is pretty low so not something I usually pay much attention to.
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