In order to ensure a safe and stress free transport of your cat the transport box should provide the following features:
- Enough size
Although a large box might be heavier for the cat owner, it is comfort for the cat !!!
The IATA recommends the following measures
for small cats a size of at least 50 cm length x 33 cm wide x 32 cm height
for large cats a size of at least 57 cm length x 37 cm wide x 36 cm height
In order not to exceed the maximum weight of a box it should be used for only one cat. Two grown-up cats
in one box already need a carrier in the size of a box for a middle sized dog.
- Enough stability
The pet carrier should be ideally made out of premium plastic, with a metal door and a lock with a spring mechanism.
It is well-known as "Vari kennel". "No-name products" from Far East are in general unstable and are posing a safety risk.
Our hint: Put a thick layer of newspaper in the transport box. All dirt will be absorbed well.
Here are some dangerous examples:
1) Picnic basket 2) missing fasterners 3) ruptured plastic 4 & 5) Bags with zipper, unhygienic 6) Wicker basket, door with loose suspension