Although moving house is exciting, it can also be a very stressful experience, especially if you have pets. If you are a pet owner, you will know that animals have personalities, and only you will know how your pet is going to react to not only its new surroundings but also the actual move itself.
If you have a sensitive pet, try to avoid packing up their belongings until last. Keep all their toys, blankets and bedding together and make sure they are labelled in a specific box so you can access them quickly. If you have decided to leave your pet with a friend or family member for a few days while you move, make sure you take this box with them so that they have some home comforts and don’t feel abandoned.
It is reported that millions of pets were bought during lockdown by people wanting company, entertainment for their children and finding they had the time to look after a pet.
What animal you have and how far you are moving will affect how easy it is going to be to transport them.
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Small animals such as hamsters and guinea pigs can be transported in their cages, but pets such as fish will obviously need to be transported in a tank. If their tank is too large, you will need to transfer them to a smaller container for the journey and make it a priority to get them back in their original tank as soon as possible. If you are travelling a long way, whatever pet you have, make sure they have water and food and that they are securely locked into their cage. If you have a dog, make sure you buy or borrow a cage for the journey and plan however many stops are necessary to let your dog do his business and get some exercise.
When you arrive in your new home, make your pet your first priority. Put them in a quiet space where they won’t be disturbed and make sure they can’t escape. Spend some time comforting and reassuring them and give them lots of love and attention – after all, they are part of the family too.