HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG
Get your dog to stand in a normal relaxed upright position. In Centimetres, measure from their nose, along the body up until their bottom (do not include the tail)!
To ensure that your dog is fitted for the correct size travel crate, please follow the guidelines below and take the following measurements:
In the same position, measure in centimetres from the floor to your dog’s elbow joint.
Width: as your dog stands naturally, measure in centimetres across the widest part of their chest.
Lastly measure from the floor to the top of your dog’s head or ears whichever is highest. Note: Your dog's head or ears must be clear from the top of the travel crate.
With these numbers, you can determine the minimum internal measurements that your crate needs to have by using the following simple calculation:
A + ½ B = MINIMUM INTERNAL LENGTH
C x 2 = MINIMUM INTERNAL WIDTH
D = MINIMUM INTERNAL HEIGHT
REMEMBER: The crate has to be large enough for your dog to turn around fully, lie down without touching both ends and be able to sit up without touching the top of the crate.
Brachycephalic / snub nosed dogs have additional requirements.
Fitting your cat for a travel crate is quite simple.....
We would usually fly adult cats in what we call a size 4 crate. A popular brand we use has dimensions of L:67 x W:51 x H:47cm. Alternatively we can provide a custom built wooden crate for your cat. We also build a specific size for two cats to share.
Kittens or very small cats can fly in what is known as a size 3 crate or equivalent. These crates usually have dimensions of approx. 61cm in length; 40cm in width and 40cm in height.
The cats head should be clear from the top of the crate and in no way touching
It can be a long day for the cat so do make sure they are comfortable
Certain airlines flying from Cyprus may reject your cat in a size 3 if there is not sufficient room in the crate
For cats to share, they must be comparable in size and weight and of course happy to be in the same space for a long period of time
HOW TO MEASURE OTHER
The container requirements for different types of animals vary from specie to specie.
Using our knowledge, experience and resources, you can be rest assured that we will be able to assist you in all your container needs!
Whatever type of pet you have, we will provide you with the relevant details you need to measure, purchase or even build the right container for them to travel.
If this is asking too much from you, why don't you leave it to the professionals? We have experience in building custom built crates for different species of birds, rabbits, cats, dogs, snakes, turtles and more!
Should you be exporting your pet out of Cyprus, why not make use of our meet and measure service? We would be delighted to come and meet you and your pets in person and measure them for a container. We may also be able to provide them with a travel crate there and then!