Before moving your dog or cat in, try and set up the new house as much as possible before the pet is introduced to the new home. This helps the animal adjust and become less stressed during a move.
This is something that a lot of people forget to do while moving homes. Be sure to update their microchip information to the new address just in case your animals get lost in the move.
Tuck away electrical cords, plug up nooks where your pet could get stuck, make sure that all windows have secure screens, remove any poisonous plants and confirm that no pest-control poison traps have been left anywhere in the house.
Many people say that their bird has never flown off the shoulder, and sadly regret the complacency. Birds, like most pets, are very nervous about change. So even when the smartest parrot balks at the idea of being put in a cage, please do it on moving day.
Fish respond strongly to stress and a move can be very stressful. It isn't ideal, but you can transport them short distances in bags filled with their old tank water (check with your local aquarium store for supplies and more details).
Guinea Pigs also are known to suffer from change or being jostled around. Their hearts are particularly susceptible so please care for your guinea pigs and make sure they are transported in a warm, comfortable, small carrier.
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