From the September/October 1998 Rat & Mouse Gazette
Photo by Dawn Kozak
Have you ever wanted to be able to take your rat on a plane with you? Well, there are some airlines which allow your pet to travel with you in an underseat carrier, and others which allow you to ship your rat as cargo. Their rules and prices vary, but here are some which have flown rats, or have said they would allow rats on board if their conditions are met.
Always carefully check that the care that will be given to your pet is satisfactory to you before entrusting it to anyone else's care. If you send your pet as baggage or cargo, remember that the carrier will be outside on the runway when being loaded and unloaded. The weather conditions at both ends of the flight can greatly affect your pets' well being.
If you know of other airlines, anywhere in the world, which will fly rats, please let me know. The more information on their conditions that you can provide the better, but just the name of the airline would be a big help too. Contact me at