Most airlines that depart from Australia will only except pets that are transported in an IATA acreddited crate of the correct size.
What is the correct size?
Take a look at the image and take the measurements described
A : is the Length of the pet from nose to base of tail...
B: is height to the base of the chest from the ground when standing.
C: is the width of the pet at its shoulders OR the widest point if not the shoulders
D: is the height of the pet from ground to the top of his head when standing looking forwards...
Take those measurements.
- The cage should be tall enough so the dog can stand without its head contacting the top.
- The cage should be twice as wide as the pet at minimum
- The cage should be about the the length (A) plus 1/2(B) at a minimum.
- The cage should have ventilation holes all over it, but those holes must be small enough that no part of the animal can be pushed through.
- The front door should be mesh to allow complete visualization of the pet without opening the door - but again no part of the pet should be able to pass through it.
- There must be water containers accessible refillable without opening the door.
- The hinges and locks must be sturdy.
- Cages can be made from Plastic or Wood traditionally. For smaller pets plastic is better (it weighs less and that costs less in freighting)
- The Cage must be very clean. (at least when they leave).
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