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Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« on: April 03, 2011, 02:13:34 pm »
Does anyone know of any airlines that allow hamsters as a carry-on? I know Korean Air doesn't. Any suggestions? And yes...I am willing to fly my hamster home with me!  ;D


Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 10:06:26 pm »
I think a lot of airlines only allow cats, dogs and birds. There is a lot of info on flying dogs but Ive never heard of flying with a hamster. Where are you flying to?


Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 11:07:35 pm »
i could be wrong but i thought hamsters shouldn't be on a plane at all.
the air pressure is too much stress for their bodies to handle.
or maybe that was for dwarf hamsters...


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 11:41:29 pm »
I've never heard of someone travelling with a hamster before.  It might be tough to get first-hand advice.  It might be best to get a Korean friend to call around and get info directly from the airlines.


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 07:39:22 am »
I know people have flown their rabbits/ferrets/guinea pigs home, so its probably possible to take a hamster. Have you asked on animalrescuekorea.o rg?


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 07:51:39 am »
The issue is not the airline. Rather, many countries have a mandatory fixed quarantine period regardless of the lifespan of the animal. For smaller mammals, this often exceeds their remaining expected lifespan. Check this period. And costs. Living out its life in an airport shelter is a shitty way to go, but could be worse if the alternative is being abandoned. I mean hey, its almost like conning airport staff into taking it on as a pet!
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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 07:53:02 am »
A hamster? Really?

You have a better chance of it dying during that much travel than it surviving. Enjoy.


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 08:13:39 am »
I found this for you on a website
small pets such as birds and hamsters are generally allowed as carry on luggage in airplanes. The animal's regular cage can usually be used for transportation. Some airlines allow small animals as long as they fit into a carrier no larger than 21" x 1 8" x 8". Just be sure to cover birds so they don't get overexcited or chilled. Also, remove the food and water from the cage or they will spill.

it was on http://www.suite101.com/lesson.cfm/18576/1898 website


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 08:26:39 am »
check out Delta Airlines, they allow hamsters.


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Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 08:29:37 am »
Brilliant.... when I just read the title of this, I understood it as....... A flying hamster needs a home.

Shame it's not true.


Re: Hamster Dilemma- Flying hamtser home
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 09:29:19 am »
Thanks peeps! Shame it's not a flying hamster...very true.

Canada doesn't have a quarantine period for animals.

Will check out Delta!

THANKS!