Ferret carrier idea

During the BlogPaws pet bloggers conference, I met the ferret half of the Snotface & Twiggy team, and of course asked about travel carriers for ferrets. Snotface’s owner told me that normal pet carriers don’t work for him — he’s a digger, and he’s figured zippers out — so she’s  modified a lidded plastic hanging file holder, like the kind you’d get at Office Depot, to serve as his carrier. She’s drilled several holes in its sides — big enough for his head to poke out, but not so big that his body can follow — and its sturdy bottom…

Sleepypod Air pet carrier

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier, car carrier, travel bed
Quality: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This is an unpaid and unsolicited review of Sleepypod’s new Air pet carrier. Sleepypod sent me a carrier, at my request, to try out and review. The company has also generously given me a second, unused Air carrier to give away to one lucky reader. The giveaway will start on Monday, March 29th, and will be co-hosted by my other blog, Dog Jaunt, and by Edie Jarolim’s blog Will My Dog Hate Me.

Kyjen Company/Outward Hound “Sling-Go Pet Carrier”

Best suited for: Over the shoulder carrier
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

This sling carrier is made of a sturdy polyester twill fabric, elasticized along the open sides. The bottom is slightly padded, in case you need to set your pet down in it. It is surprisingly capacious — at 13 lbs., Chloe is a large small dog, and she fit in the sling comfortably. She chose not to lie down, but she could have.

There is a clip halfway along the open…

Bergan “Comfort Carrier”

Best suited for: In-cabin airplane carrier (Small only, with warning)
Also works for: Over the shoulder carrier, car carrier
Quality: ★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

Amazon carries a lot of Bergan carriers, so I thought I’d take a look at their most appealing product, the Bergan Comfort Carrier. I ordered the Large size (19Lx10Wx13H), but for airplane use you’d want to order the Small (17Lx8Wx11.5H). That’s officially larger than most U.S. airlines’ maximums, but the carrier is very flexible, so it will actually work. It also looks trim, especially in black, so it…

Super Pet “Take Me Home” and “Come Along Carrier”

Best suited for: Travel crate, in-cabin airplane carrier (check airline restrictions on types of pets allowed onboard)
Also works for:
Quality: ★★★★
Price: $$$$
Overall rating: ★★★★

I just checked these two products out at my local Petco, and I wasn’t very impressed. The “Take Me Home” wire crate (with a plastic base) comes in three sizes: Small (6Hx10Lx5.75W), Medium (7.5Hx13Lx8W) and Large (10.3Hx16.5Lx10.4w). It includes an optional perch for birds, and has a wire handle. Each size can be slipped into a corresponding “Come Along Carrier,” which encloses the crate while…