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Old 11-22-17, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Relocation....

Possibly looking forwards to a 12+ hour drive maybe? I currently own a ball python and a green tree python and i am worried about how it would go as keeping them in a car for that long (slightly loud car, challenger)
My main concern is it stressing them out too much within that time period.
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Old 11-25-17, 02:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Relocation....

Stress shouldn't be too much of an issue, more so for the M viridis but the P regius should be fine. Just give them plenty of time to recover at the other end before trying to handle them or feed them once in their vivs again. A couple of weeks at least.

The bigger concern is keeping them at a suitable temperature. Cars can get pretty hot of you're not careful (for a 12 hour trip I writing be worried about them being too cold of carefully packed up).
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Old 11-25-17, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Relocation....

All pythons do well in tight spaces for limited times and can do so for extended times if necessary. I would consider appropriate sized tubs with latches and invest in a case of 40 hr shipping approved heat packs for the ride. Maybe cover the tubs with blankets that can serve a twofold purpose. Help with noise reduction and conserve heat.
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Old 11-26-17, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Relocation....

I've moved my entire collection twice from one state to another (8ish hours one way) and all I had was myself and my X-terra. I loaded them all up in their travel bins with plenty of aspen chips for cushion, stacked them in such a way that they wouldn't get shifted around and covered them with towels to *hopefully* keep some of the stress down. When I arrived at said destinations I set up their vivs and let them settle for a week before any handling/feeding/etc.
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