Travel Crates for Small Pets

It is now possible, and widespread, for a variety of different pets to be relocated by flying on an aeroplane. To be able to do this, they must be contained in a travel crate. Pets which travel in this way are different sizes. They can range from huge dogs to small ones, or they are cats or even small exotic animals. For those smaller animals, they will need to be appropriately housed in specially designed travel crates.

Size Requirements

Most of the airlines will have precise rules as to the type of crate which can be used for travel. Most will also have rules about the size of the travel crate. A good example of this is British Airways. Their policy is that the crate must be sized according to the size of the pet. The metrics they use, are measuring the pet from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, then from elbow to ground, and adding half of this to the body length. Then, for height, the airline requires there has to be clearance for the top of the head. If the animal is the type that can stand erect, then there has to be reasonable clearance from the tip of their ears.

Unacceptable Small Crates

Some airlines may have restrictions on the types of small crates which they will accept. For example, some may not allow the Series 100 crates. These may be restricted for flights only taking place between specific countries.

Some airlines may allow you to transport your pet in the cabin during the flight. If so, then your pet is most likely small in size. This means the crate being used has to be able to fit under the seat in front of you, yet still be able to keep the animal comfortable.