Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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My vet's going to clip him. He likes the vet so I don't think he'll have an issue with it. We're going to clip him a week or so before we head to the airport so he has some time to adjust.
The issue with the carrier is that he's coming in the cabin with me. If he were flying as checked baggage, he'd never have to leave the carrier. The carrier, like all carry-on bags, has to go through the X-ray at security, which is dangerous for small animals. The airport will not put small animals through the X-ray. So they ask that animals are carried through the metal detector and then they go right back into the carrier on the other side. The problem is that Kuzco is not a fan of being held for extended periods, especially when stressed. If there's not a ton of people around, I'ld trust him to sit on my shoulder, as he doesn't spook easily and is most confident there, but we'll see. The airport did say that I could request a private search room at the airport and if one is available, they will let me use it, as it's what they recommend for animals who are stressed because it's smaller, quieter, etc.