Traveling With A Snake
Traveling with your Pet Snake
Denise Loving, recording secretary of the Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile
Society and a resident of Livermore, California, who has ten pet snakes and
breeds Kenyan sand boas, offers the following tips on travelling with snakes.
Put the snakes in bags inside a Styrofoam ice chest, padded with towels to
avoid jostling. Leave the lid off-except when you stop. Keep the temperature
range in the car in the upper 70s to lower 80s Fahrenheit. This is okay for
almost any snake and comfortable for a lightly clad person who isn't moving
about. Get a probe thermometer, so you can monitor the temperature of your
snakes without stopping or disturbing them. Try to park in the shade. If
you're going to be stopped for a long time put the thermometer where you
can read it from outside the car and check it occasionally. Others who have
traveled with their babies offer the following additional ideas: If you're
travelling in cold weather, use heat packs or hand warmers taped to the inside
lid of the box, so they don't come in contact with the snakes and burn them.
Withhold food for a week before the trip, and for a few days afterward. Be
prepared. Carry a large tarp to create shade if your car breaks break down.
The sun beating down on your car could quickly cook your snakes.
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