Shipping through any ground courrier up here is a total no-no
Thats true it is a no no. But it is done all the time. I've always gotten my animals from a breeder or show, so I have never used any of the shipping companies. I've heard that UPS is a little risky. Airborne Express is supposed to be better. But like was mentioned above Delta is the best. The only drawback is that if you don't live near an airport.