I'm planning on a two week trip to visit family in November and would like to take my two ferrets with me. The drive alone would be about 30 hours without stopping, so unfortunately that's not an option.
Does anyone have a recommendation how I can get my ferrets there?
The alternative is having them boarded, which I'm not too thrilled about because I don't want them to be cooped by in a small cage all day for 2 weeks.
There are no domestic airlines allowing ferrets to fly with you in the cabin. The very few that do allow ferrets to fly at all, they go cargo (American, Delta are two I know of personally).. It is climate-controlled and pressurized, and they must be in airline approved cargo carriers. You have to take them to the cargo terminal to be onboarded. An alternative is sending them via PetAir, but it's pricey. I'd recommend finding a ferret sitter or seeing if a nearby shelter/rescue would board them.
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