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How to select a Vari Kennel

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To ensure you select the correct size of container for your pet, please follow these guidelines. They relate to an animal standing in a natural position.

A maximum of two adult animals of comparable size (maximum 14kg each), that are used to co-habiting, may be shipped in the same container. Animals exceeding this weight must travel individually.
A maximum quantity of three animals, up to six months old, from the same litter, can be shipped in the same container.

Measurements A, B, C and D for the largest animal should be used to determine the container dimensions. The width of the container is calculated as follows: for two animals, C x 3; for three animals, C x 4.
For two or three animals, the height and length are the same as for a single animal.

so the cage size you require is: -
length A + 1/2 B
height D
width 2 x C



The correct size of a container is essential. It must protect the animal during transport, be secure and have sufficient ventilation. If you do not meet the following requirements, British Airways World Cargo may refuse travel for your pet.
Container must be large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural manner. Your pet will be in the container for some time, therefore, it should be as comfortable as possible.
Container must be strong enough to protect the pet during transport, be secure enough to contain it and have sufficient ventilation on all four sides to ensure the air quality in the container will not deteriorate.
The door must be secured in such a manner that it will not open accidentally or your pet cannot open it during handling and transport.
Your pet's nose and paws should not be able to fit through any ventilation opening or door mesh.
The container must have a water pot and food container accessible from outside.
The container should be constructed out of rigid plastic, wood, or a material of comparable strength. Fibreboard or wiremesh containers are not suitable for air transportation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animals Regulations contains detailed instructions on container constructions as well as the size and stocking densities.

Most pet stores and kennels sell containers or they can be made to measure to meet IATA specifications.

Use the Vari kennels for transporting your pet overseas or for use in the car or at home. Vari-Kennels are recommended by experts the world over. The standard Vari-Kennel® combines value with features such as heavy duty plastic shells, a sturdy wire mesh door, side ventilation grills, plastic wing-nuts that won't corrode and a water bowl that clips into the wire mesh door.
They meet Airline requirements - IATA 91/628/EEC and have a five year manufacturer's warranty.
Please make note of the pet carrier details/dimensions before you order and then confirm with the Airline you are travelling with that it meets with their requirements for the size of your pet. Each Airline will have slightly differing requirements but as a general rule your pet must be able to stand up and turn around in the carrier. Failure to comply with individual Airline specifications could result in the Airline refusing to allow your pet to fly.

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