Traveling with your glider and things to bring.
* Several zipper bonding pouches (stressed gliders often soil their pouch, and you don't want a glider getting out while you are driving).
* Basic first aid kit (in addition to items above; hand sanitizer, neosporin, oral syringes, e-collar).
* Basic care/feeding instructions available where they can easily be found by others (such as attached to the travel carrier) just in case (God forbid) there is an accident. As well as a "who to contact" list.
Additional suggestions, if staying overnight:
* Food and water dishes/bottles
* Cage pouches
* Appropriate travel cage or carrier
* Something to cover the cage (may help reduce stress)
Resources may be very important during your trip:
* List of names and contact info for vets along the route.
* List of names and contact info for experienced glider owners that can help advise in an emergency.
* List of names and contact info for other glider owners along the way.
What not to do.
* DO NOT carry your gliders on your person (in a bra or pouch) while traveling in the car, especially if you are sitting in a front seat. If an accident occurs and airbags deploy, a glider is much safer in a secured pouch/carrier than on their person.
* DO NOT leave your gliders in direct sunlight, make sure there is plenty of air circulation during the trip.
* DO NOT over crowd gliders into small pouches or carriers. Make sure they have room to separate from each other if they start getting too hot.
What to do:
* DO offer water/juice often to your gliders so they don't dehydrate.(McDonalds has 100% apple juice in the small boxes if you need to get some while on the road).
* DO keep them in secured pouches or carriers when out of the vehicle to prevent escapes.
* DO take your gliders with you if you get out of the car during the trip. Temperatures in parked cars can become dangerous very quickly.