I looked for a thread that had questions about moving, but didn't find it, so please forgive me for starting a new thread.
My partner and I are considering a cross-country move. Nothing is final yet, but we definitely decided we are done with Phoenix, and the next destination will most likely be in the midwest (Austin, Tx or Kansas City).
We have two cats, four birds, and a 30-gallon tank with fish. One of the cats is very old and he HATES being in the car... it literally makes him sick and miserable, and I am really worried a 20 hour drive would send the poor guy to his end. The birds are parakeets and finches, in two separate cages. There are 7 fish.
How in the world do I move this household without any deaths or accidents? Like I said, I'm worried about the health of the older cat, but I'm also worried about how I'm going to get an enormous tank full of fish and two bird cages moved over a thousand miles. Should I find new homes for the fish and birds, or is there a way to transport them safely in a way that saves space? And what do I do about the cat? I'm worried even sedation might not work.
Please, I need help and advice!