Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK and why wouldn’t they be. These fluffy animals don’t make a lot of noise and they do not need a lot of living space. Plus, they are super cute and they can quickly develop a strong connection with their owners. If you have a pet rabbit and you are getting ready to move house, you are probably quite worried about how the relocation may affect your furry friend. And, frankly said, you should be worried as rabbits feel calm, safe and happy only when they have a strict daily routine and anything that obstructs this routine can make them feel extremely stressed. But if prepare well for the move and you pick a good moving date, your pet rabbit will cope with the stress of the moving quickly and will adjust to its new surroundings easily. Here’s what you will need to the task:
- A rabbit travel cage;
- Food for your pet;
- Some extra free time;
Worst times to move with a pet rabbit
Rabbits are incredibly sensitive to high temperatures. Even slightly hot days can lead to a sunstroke which can be fatal for your furry little friend. Therefore, if you can, do not schedule your house move for the summer. Relocating in the winter is also not a great idea if you have a pet rabbit. While wild rabbits are not very impressed by the cold, domesticated bunnies are more prone to hyperthermia and can freeze to death in a just a few hours. So, avoid moving home in the summer and the winter and go for a spring or a fall relocation. If you are worried that you won’t be able to find a reliable moving company during these two peak seasons, call Andy Removals and opt for a speedy removals service in Kensington Vale SW15 or in any other London area.
Preparation and transportation
Let’s assume that you have already picked a travel cage for your pet bunny. Now, it’s time to plan your pet’s transportation. If you have a personal car, your problem is solved. If you don’t you may need to borrow one from your friends. There is no point in asking your movers to transport your rabbit. Even the most comprehensive domestic removals in London do not include the moving of animals. Put some water and food in the travel cage. However, do not fill up the feeding containers since things can get really messy during the transportation stage. When you put your rabbit in the cage, secure the cage’s doors so that they remain firmly closed during the move.
Adjusting to the new home
Once you get to your new house, place the rabbit’s cage where you plan to keep it permanently. Spend some time with your pet to help it relax and get used to its new environment. If you rely on a cost-efficient removal service in Queensbury HA3, HA7, HA8, NW9, the movers will unload the moving truck while you are in the house looking for the perfect spot for your pet bunny.