We receive many inquiries on the process of shipping a Kitten–individuals often wonder if it is safe and how it works.
This is how I explain the shipping process to individuals to help them feel more at ease with the process of getting a Kitten. Shipping a Kitten Is Very safe: See Below Details
Your Oriental Shorthair Kitten departs from the airport closest to us, to your nearest airport. Your Kitten travels in a climate-controlled cabin area for pets(an airline-approved carrier). Ahead of time, you will have a flight #, arrival time, and a reference # that identifies your Kitten. We make all the arrangements for you, and you pick your Kitten up at the airport, just like picking up a person & you will need a reference/airbill number Or the Kitten is being delivered at your home address. Most of our customers prefer the Kitten to be delivered at their homes as it’s less of a hassle. Shipping is totally safe & stress-free on the Kitten. You will receive Kitten within 5-6 hours same day after shipping depending on your location. Kittens on planes are as safe as you or I flying. I have shipped Cats for more than 14 years now. I always try to ship direct non-stop when flying Kittens and adults. In my experience and opinion, my Kittens are very comfortable and the new owners tell me that their new Kitten has arrived happy and not at all stressed.
We ship our Kittens using airlines because it is the fastest & safest way to transport our Kittens from our place to yours especially if you live far away or in another state. Our Kittens are shipped in an airline-approved plastic pet kennel that we customize depending on the weight of the Kitten, the distance or duration of the journey. They ride in a special climate-controlled & pressurized compartment on the plane which is no different from the cabin. They are not in the same compartment as the passenger luggage.
Our shipping crates are clearly marked with colorful “LIVE ANIMALS” and “UP” stickers. We mark the crates clearly with the destination airport, the confirmation number, the phone & address of the customer. When we know that a Kitten is going to be shipped, we play with them in the crate prior to shipping so they are used to it. They have never shown fear of the crate. We put lots of food & plenty of water in the shipping crate. The water provides all the moisture the Kitten need during delivery. One reason we do this is in case, in the unlikely event the Kitten should get stuck at an airport overnight (because of connecting flight trouble), we don’t have to worry if they have enough to eat or drink. Although travelling is not that hard on them, we do not like to make them spend any more time than absolutely necessary in transit. For this reason, we also look for the shortest route & always schedule direct flights if possible.
We check weather conditions at the receiving end and only ship when we consider it safe to do so. We put our Kittens’ health above all other considerations and do not ship when we feel it could be dangerous to the Kittens’ well-being. We usually ship Monday – Sunday. We guarantee a safe & healthy arrival of your Kitten. We WILL NOT SHIP if we feel that weather conditions are hazardous for the Kitten. Your Kitten may take few days to adjust once they get to their new homes, sometimes it takes them a day or two to settle in, but by far, the vast majority of people tell us they just step right out of the shipping crate & act right at home.