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happybunny22000
01-12-2009, 07:53 PM
I've booked both whiskey and boo in for their myxi jab - should they go in seperate carriers - or should I find one for two?

LilVicky
01-12-2009, 08:02 PM
i think you should take them in one (if they can fit) so they can reasure each other :wave:

happybunny22000
01-12-2009, 08:21 PM
what size carrier would you say

happybunny22000
02-12-2009, 05:03 PM
any one

Stator
02-12-2009, 05:09 PM
I presume they are properly bonded? If so definately take both together. I use a large cat carrier but my buns aren't huge, just 1.5kg - 2kg.

Sky-O
02-12-2009, 05:11 PM
I would take them both in the same one if they are bonded. I use cat carriers too, large ones for my trios and my biggest bun and her bondmate, and smaller ones fcor my regular pairs (but mine are small bunnies mostly roughly 1.5kg). Maybe go to somewhere like Pets at Home and look at the carriers and see what they have. You don't want something too big, you want something they can both comfortably fit in but that doesn't give them too much more space.

happybunny22000
02-12-2009, 05:23 PM
i have cat carriers, the could both fit in but without moving?
they are dwarf lops and two together are quite heavy - thats whats worrying me

happybunny22000
02-12-2009, 05:31 PM
I have that one at the mo
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/small-plastic-door-carrier-for-cats-and-small-dogs-by-roadrunner-13613

which would you recommend

Stator
02-12-2009, 06:33 PM
If it's a short journey they would be fine. If it's say 30 minutes I would want them to be able to turn around if they need to.

I use one of these, it's called a "clipper 2"
http://www.roofrackshop.co.uk/accessories/aran-1-rs.JPG

Daisylop
02-12-2009, 06:33 PM
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/atlas-wire-door-dog-carrier-by-ferplast-13643

what about the smallest one of these? I got a big carrier from Argos but I dont think they do them anymore-they did 2 sizes and it was the bigger of the 2

Danielle84
02-12-2009, 07:29 PM
I have that one at the mo
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/small-plastic-door-carrier-for-cats-and-small-dogs-by-roadrunner-13613

which would you recommend

I have this one too. I think there is a max weight on it. When we took Blossom to the vets, we took Timmy too. The only difficulty was when Blossom was having her injection (for her eye infection), she didn't want to be held still and Timmy was jumping about everywhere :lol: so if you can take someone to help you hold the other one whilst you are holding the bun being injected would probably be a good idea :D

happybun
02-12-2009, 08:28 PM
i squeezed both my big grown up buns into the same carrier they shared as babies. i'm going to have to buy a bigger one!

happybunny22000
02-12-2009, 09:54 PM
its only 10 mins away :? but I have no one to help me
I'll have a look at buying a new one at the weekend and test the weight - hope I can carry both :?

clutterydrawer
02-12-2009, 10:01 PM
How heavy are your buns? I carry mine to the vets as I don't drive, they weigh about 6kg altogether.

I wouldn't carry them on a marathon :lol: but it's do-able for a short journey.

clutterydrawer
02-12-2009, 10:02 PM
I have this one too. I think there is a max weight on it. When we took Blossom to the vets, we took Timmy too. The only difficulty was when Blossom was having her injection (for her eye infection), she didn't want to be held still and Timmy was jumping about everywhere :lol: so if you can take someone to help you hold the other one whilst you are holding the bun being injected would probably be a good idea :D

when I have two at the vets I just shut one in the carrier while the other is being dealt with :)

Joh619
03-12-2009, 03:16 PM
http://www.petsathome.com/shop/small-wire-door-carrier-for-cats-and-small-dogs-by-roadrunner-13615

That's the one i've got (in grey if it makes any difference :lol:) My buns are 2kg and 3kg ish and fit in together fine (although Walter tends to jump all over Nora who just looks scared). There's room for them to turn around but not loads of space. They're not that heavy to carry, although I only take them as far as the car.