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Old 07-20-18, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! Moving my snake across the country

I am currently living in Utah with my wonderful snow corn named Milton. I'm having some life changes going on right now and will be moving to California - about 11 hours away - in the coming months. I'm feeling pretty nervous about the move with Milton and was wondering how I should go about moving him. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!
I am planning on driving, if that information helps, but I am open to any suggestions on making this move as comfortable for him as possible.
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Old 07-21-18, 05:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help! Moving my snake across the country

Nothing to worry about.

Donít feed your snake the week before you move, so the stomach and bowel is empty. Make sure it has water and can drink before the move.

At the day of your move, put the snake into a cloth bag, this can be a specialized ďreptileĒ bag, but I used anything from an old sock to a pillowcase depending on the size of the snake. Just make sure that the bag is secure, no holes in it your snake might use to escape. Tie it with some cord and put the bag into a polystyrene box. The polystyrene lets oxygen pass, so your snake has always enough fresh air, but insulates your snake against overheating or cooling down.

Thatís it, put the box into your car, drive to your new home, get the enclosure up and running again and then put your snake back into it. You donít need to check on it during your move. If the travel time would be considerably longer (>24 h) I would open the bag and offer some water.
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Old 07-21-18, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Help! Moving my snake across the country

I agree with Roman. Don't feed him the week prior. Pack him up safely in a tote. Don't let it get too hot or too cold and hit the road. He'll be just fine. Safe travels and best wishes with the move.
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