Travelling with a Pet

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:43
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Hi All,

This was an interest question more so is anyone travelling with a cat long term?

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:50

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 22:50
Hi guys, thread 86886 was asking some questions about travels and they have a cat, see if you can get in contact with them ....
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Follow Up By: 3 Boys and a Lady - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:07

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:07
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the info I have posted a reply on that thread is that the only way I can get in touch with them?

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:15

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:15
also do a search with just "cat" it brings up some good stuff, if not a member you probally cant get to them any other way..
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:15

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 23:15

We have met a number of travellers with a cat. Most keep them on a leash - a requirement when in a caravan park (or otherwise confined). One young couple we met some years ago were working their way around Australia living from their tent. Cat seem well adapted to the ever changing locations, although they thought they had lost him once in a remote place. After calling and calling and staying an extra day they finally had to leave. They put all their cat food out should he come back and started to depart feeling very down, and the cat came back!


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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 08:59

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 08:59
'The cat came back' ... reminds me of a song ...

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Reply By: DerriNomad - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 16:27

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 16:27
Hi CJ, We have been travelling full time for a number of years with our Burmese cat. She has adapted well to tenting and now caravanning.
We keep her on leash when in caravan parks but if free camping she is happy to stay within 10m mts of our camp.
She is less trouble then our dog needing no extra exercise and of cause no barking. She only uses a litter tray so that is then cleaned and dispossed with our normal waste. Cats spend most of their time sleeping.
Pets do restrict you as far as national parks etc but over all our travels have still been enjoyable.
If you do decide to take your cat with you make sure it will travel well in the car as an unhappy cat meowing for hundreds of kms is no fun for you or the cat.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 16:55

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 16:55
Funny there was an article in the Sunday Sun travel section yesterday ( by the Bondi vet) stating that dogs were OK travelling but cats were territorial and did not like travel.
He went on to say that Burmese cats are really dogs in cats bodies and were the only cats that were OK to travel with in his opinion.
I can vouch that my Burmese of many years ago was more like a dog than a cat and took very well to house changes.

I met a young woman many years ago who had done the Simpson with 2 Siamese and that they came when called and did not run away.

However if a cat panicked from say an eagle swoop or similar I doubt it would come back for a long time.
My advice is bite the bullet and pay the boarding or hoist the damn thing on to the most compliant rellys.

Regards Philip A

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