We're due to collect our first chins from the breeder in early July. It'll be approx 2.5hrs drive home with them. I've been looking at small cat carriers etc on amazon - will something like this be OK for that short journey, carrying 2 boys of about 12-13 weeks ? I appreciate these are plastic - so not ideal. But ok for a couple of hours in the car ? www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MC4CKYZ/ I'll have some hay, maybe a micro fibre towel and a few chew blocks in the there to hopefully keep them happy for the time they're in. Or.. for not much more - something like this ? www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0035XFOFA/ I suspect that the larger cage style would be more useful in future...
If you want an all metal one then there's a chin breeder - Port Henry Chins I think - who makes double sized show cages for £20. I think they sell them through facebook but they might have their own site. You'd just want to cover the mesh on the bottom with something like a tile or kiln dried pine.
I wouldn't use a micro fibre cloth, fleece would work but if using a cat carrier they have plenty of dark space for hiding so it's unnecessary to put anything in other than lots of hay and maybe a chew toy or something.
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