Pet Terrariums are often large and most likely fragile. To keep it protected during your move, wrap it in bubble wrap. The bubble wrap will provide cushion and protect the terrarium for scratches. Use tape to secure bubble wrap. Furniture pads will help with easy transport.
Packing up your reptile will take some extra work. Many owners choose to keep their snake, lizard, or other such pet in a reptile-safe travel container. Carboard boxes work well also!
- Line the inside of the box by taping cushion foam to it and fill extra space with high performance packing material
- Place your reptile in a protective cloth bag and tape it sealed to prevent an escape
- Tape heating pads to the foam cushions you have secured to the top of the box for warmth
- Tape and seal the box shut
Reptiles need oxygen; pack everything loosely enough for them to breath. Label the box properly so that your movers know to handle with care.
Prior to packing up your pet, have a veterinary check up done to be sure your reptile is safe for travel. Make sure your pet is properly fed before it is packed up.
*If you choose to keep your reptile in its pet terrarium for a smaller move, be sure to remove any objects that could shift and hurt your pet and wrap the terrarium with bubble wrap for safety.
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