It is always a good idea to consider the stopover depots. If shipping must be done in the winter, use a heat pack.
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How do you pack a tortoise for shipping?
Use a container that the tortoise cannot see through, like a cardboard carton, preferably, one with a loose-fitting lid. The tortoise cannot put its front legs over the top of the container if the carton is slightly larger than it is.
If you are using a plastic container, make sure the lid is tight enough to prevent the contents from spilling out, but not so tight as to make it impossible to open. If you use a glass jar, you may need to add a small amount of water to the jar to loosen it up a bit, so that it will not spill out.
You can also put a piece of paper towel in the bottom of your container to catch any spillage.
Does FedEx ship live turtles?
Turtles will be shipped next day express, but shipping should only be done above 40 degrees. If you need your order by a certain date, please let us know and we will do our best to get it to you as soon as possible.
We are not responsible for any customs fees or taxes that may be imposed by your country. We will not be held responsible if your package is returned to us because of a customs fee or tax.
Can UPS ship live animals?
Live animals will only be accepted for transportation when shipped by any UPS service that guarantees delivery the next day. Fridays and before a holiday in the origin or destination country, shipments must not be offered to the shipping company.
All live animals that are offered for transportation must be in a new, clean, and current state of health. Animals that are found to be sick, injured, or in need of veterinary care are not accepted.
Do turtles get stressed when moved?
Changes in a turtle’s habitat can cause stress and the immune system may not be able to cope with a new environment. Turtles are also susceptible to parasites, such as tapeworms and roundworms, which can be passed from one turtle to another. This can lead to anemia and other health problems in the turtle, as well as the death of the host.
How do you transport a turtle interstate?
We recommend transporting your turtle in a plastic container lined with damp bedding. The container should be large enough to accommodate the turtle’s weight and have holes drilled into the lid. If you are transporting a large turtle, you may want to consider using a larger container, such as one with a lid that can be opened and closed.
This will allow you to open the container and close it again without having to remove your hand from the handle. If you do not have access to this type of container or if it is too large for you, consider purchasing a smaller container that you can carry in your pocket or purse.
Why are turtles not allowed on planes?
It makes perfect sense to ban turtles from plane cabins. I’m not sure why anyone would really need to travel with their pet turtle, particularly in the cabin. Turtles are notorious vectors of Salmonella and a huge number of Salmonella infections in people are caused by turtles.
Turtles are also known to be carriers of parasites such as Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum, both of which can cause serious illness and even death in humans. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 1,000 people die each year from turtle-related illnesses, and many more are hospitalized.
CDC recommends that people avoid bringing turtles into their homes, especially if they are pregnant or nursing.
Can I bring a turtle through TSA?
Small pets are allowed through the checkpoint. If you don’t know your airline’s policy, please check it out. Remove your pet from the carrying case and place it through the X-ray machine.