Moving home is a challenge, but moving home with snakes, this is just an adventure! How to ensure their safety and transport them from one place to another? Do you need any documents or permissions during your trip? And what about visiting a vet, is it necessary? We understand that you may have many questions about transferring your special pets so we prepare a short guide for you. Have a nice read!
Have you ever been wondering how do zooparks transport their animals? Zoos are very creative when it comes to transfers tigers, elephants or… spiders. It requires more forethought than moving a dog or a cat, but it’s possible. Let’s take an example from zoos and plan the transfer of your snakes.
Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things a human can do, so the same is true for any pets you may have, also for snakes. That’s why the transfer should be as smooth and quick as possible. Usually, there are a lot of things you can do to get your pet ready for the transition. Try to organise a cloth bag/pillowcase. When you take your snake out of its cage, put it in there and check if it behaves normally. Snakes (and spiders or turtles as well) get used to the environment in which they live. By using cloth material, you’ll low the level of stress during the way to a new home.
Organise A Box
Once your pet is safe in the bag, you can place it in a box. Make sure that there is a way your snake can get oxygen. A good idea is to poke holes in the box when transporting your animal. Check also if there is enough room for your pet to turn around. Don’t forget to empty the cage’s contents and pack everything into a separate box. If our snake’s home is made of glass, wrap it in blankets or old newspapers to prevent the cage from damage. You can also ask your vet or a pet store if they have a professional pet carrier. Don’t forget to write your contact details on the box or a carrier.
The Way To A New Home
One of the easiest and most popular ways to transport a snake is the cab of your vehicle. It’s a much better way than putting pets in the back of a truck where they can be harmed by other stuff and boxes. Remember also not to put your snake in the direct sunlight and take some extra food and water in case there are some delays in your ride. What’s more, you should check if there are no exclusions or special permits needed for your pet if you are moving abroad. A good idea is also to take your snake for a vet check up before a moving day.
New Home – New Stress
A removal to a new apartment is stressful not only for you but also for your animals. They need a certain amount of time to get acclimated to the new environment. Don’t forget to make sure your snake’s new home is properly set up before you put it there. This includes water, food and the right temperature. Try to keep your pets calm during the entire moving process. It’ll help them to get used to their new home quickly. If you notice that your snake is in distress or behave strangely, don’t hesitate and ask your vet for an advice.
FV Removals Pet Experts
Are you afraid of transporting your snake (or other special pets) on your own? Call our pet moving experts J We’ll bring a special carrier for your animal, take care of its safety and smoothly transport it to its new home. Our moving expert love animals and they know how to handle them. If you have any doubts contact us via email, social media or phone and we’ll answer all your questions.
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