Guidance for the safe transport of snakes
Below is a series of images showing how to make the safe transport of snakes in hot weather and in cold weather.
The first shows the main elements that you need to make your own a safe transport box for snakes. You’ll need a sturdy cardboard box, one sheet teploizoljatsionnogo of polystyrene of a thickness of 2.5 cm(this is a special type of foam that is sold in DIY markets. It is much denser than normal foam and has a hard plastic coating that stays sticky tape) and a sharp knife. The second picture shows the best packing tape is one of those that you can buy. It is very comfortable and durable packing tape. When transporting animals to save on strength it is impossible.
Here the image is collected, but not fully stocked box for transport. Make sure you stick the tape on all internal seams of the box before you put it in the foam.
The partition separates a small chamber with cold or hot packs. Dividing the foam must have a small hole size of 1 5 cm. It will allow cold or warm air slowly to cool or heat the compartment with the animal. Don’t forget to glue all joints on both sides.
Once you do, you can lay down and on the sides of the compartment bags (chilled or warmed) and coat them with fiberglass. This will not only save snakes from overheating/overcooling, but also will prolong the period of operation of the packs (hot or cold depending on the season) about 4 times. When transporting snakes in hot weather, cold package fully thawed, usually in 18-24 hours after the snake arrived at the destination. The extra time provides additional guarantees that during transport the animals won’t freeze/overheat.
In addition to this, you can wrap up all cold packs one or two sheets of newspaper. This contributes to a slower thawing, and also absorbs condensation.
For inflow of air at the top of the lid box and polystyrene need to cut the ventilation channel into the chamber, which will be transported snake. It should be no more than 0.6 cm deep and 2cm in width. The hole in the box itself should be about 2*2cm.
If you send animals in the shipping box, taped on twice, using the bags to transport reptiles, and strong plastic clips for bag, which is packaged itself in a snake – you can be sure that snake never escapes from the package.
Before freezing the bags are always put in twice. It also helps slower defrosting. Once the bags are frozen, wrap from one or two layers of newspaper and secure with masking tape.
Always try to send a parcel at the end for as late as possible. Usually UPS (the carrier) finishes receiving parcels at 6 PM. Always choose a service that guarantees aviadostavka the next day. So snake will spend on the road the minimum amount of time. In many cases, it takes 13-14 hours.
Heating the thermo package can be laid without Newspapers. During transportation in the winter, use hot packs, designed for 48 hours.
We prefer to use self-made containers for transportation, as it is more reliable than store-bought counterparts, and in any case substantially cheaper.
If you have to send animals from a hot region to a cold or Vice versa, then you need a transport box of a different design.
It should be three compartments (the compartment with the snake in the middle). At the edges – hot and cold chamber. No need to cover the fiberglass bags, simply wrap (cold and hot) newspaper in two layers. This design will allow the snake to deal with thermoregulation during long transportation.
Extreme temperatures can occur at any time of the year. During the early spring and autumn are very hot days, but in those States where we send packages, can be frozen. That’s why we have developed this multi-functional heat-resistant box for travel.