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Department of Agriculture rules prohibit shipment of the following kinds of animals:
-- Puppies and kittens who are less than 8 weeks old, or who have not yet been weaned.
-- Animals who do not have rabies vaccinations or a health certificate from a veterinarian.
-- Any animal, if the airline or the shipper determines that the temperatures will be too hot or too cold during the journey.
-- Any animal that shows aggressive behavior or does not appear fit for travel.
-- There are special restrictions for exotic animals including primates, venomous snakes and lizards, and animals such as ferrets that are illegal to keep as pets in some jurisdictions.