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The good news is that rabbits can travel. It is important to plan a head so your rabbit can have a safe comfortable trip. Find an airline that allows you to take your rabbit on board with you. Once you have found one, ask them for the rules and regulations for traveling with your rabbit.
The airline will require that your rabbit be in an airline-approved carrier that fits under the seat in front of you. They also require a health certificate from a veterinarian. Get this from a rabbit-knowledgeable veterinarian so he or she can make sure your rabbit is in good health. When you go for the health certificate, use the same carrier your rabbit is going to travel in so you both get a feel for it.
Put the carrier out in your rabbit’s living area a couple of weeks before you plan to travel. That way it will not seem strange to your rabbit. Put a towel in the bottom of it, and leave the door open so he can go in and out as he pleases. Some rabbits have open carriers as an everyday hidey-house and really enjoy them.