This is a review of the Stefanplast Gulliver Transport Box we look at how suitable this carrier is for housing your cat while you travel.
The Stefanplast Gulliver transport carrier consists of a hard plastic base and top with a mesh style metal door. The metal door comes off fully. It is clipped and screwed into place at the top and bottom of the left and right sides. I feel it can be a little awkward to unclip to let your cat in and out as you need to at least unclip both the top and bottom of one side. I would say the extra fidliness however accounts for the extra security provided with four clips keeping the door on. Safety and security is a key bonus to this little budget carrier.
There are specific slits at the top of the carrier that allow for a seat belt to pass through them to keep the carrier still and secure while in the car, giving you extra peace of mind your cat is traveling safely.
The carrier is quite lightweight meaning you can lift in and out of the car easily. The inside size and shape of the carrier is a little compact, easily transporting one small cat or maybe two kittens but not a large cat. Due to the size of the carrier being quite snug it makes the carrier suitable for short journeys to the vet however may be pushing it for long haul journeys where a carrier with a little more room would be more suited.
As there is no top hatch to the carrier, your cat will need to go into the carrier through the front door, which can take a little coaxing and may be a little tricky for an anxious kitty. I would recommend getting your cat used to the carrier leave it in the house available for them to freely explore it for at least a few days prior to taking them in it and even after I would put it somewhere that it becomes “part of the furniture” rather than the the item that take solely takes them to the vets.
Pros & Cons
- Sturdy and strong carrier
- Easy to assemble
- Specific design on the top to allow for seat belt
- Simple design
- Quite snug, not a great deal of space
- Check the size of the carrier is large enough for your cat
- Does not come with any extra features such as accessible feeding bowls or litter tray
- Cat can only go in through the front door
Conclusion & where to buy
The Stefanplast Gulliver pet carrier is a simple design at a budget price, I wouldn’t say it suits someone looking for a cat carrier for long journeys but more so for those doing frequent trips to their local vet.