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Moving with Reptiles Such as Turtle

Pets get scared during the relocation process. As much as you feel the hassles of the move, they become stressed as well. To reduce the extent of stress and avoid missing pets, it is essential to follow some tips.   Moving with reptiles should also be done with utmost care. Get your reptile checked by a veterinarian to find out if it is fit to relocate the pet to a new place. To reduce the expenses at the new doctor's office and to satisfy certain state rules it is essential to have a health certificate stating the fitness details of your reptile.   Other tips when moving reptiles to a new place   After the check-up, you should consider the succeeding steps for moving your reptiles to another place.   1. Use appropriately sized boxes with holes to move your reptiles. Make sure that the holes only serve the purpose of circulating the air as most of the reptiles can escape easily even through small holes. It is essential to enclose venomous reptiles in two crates.   2. If you are moving reptiles such as turtles, make sure that they are kept moist. This can be attained by placing wet towels at the bottom of the box or by spraying them with water now and then.   3. To let the box remain clean throughout the journey, stop feeding the turtles two to three days before moving day. Do not forget to give them a satisfactory meal once they reach the new place.   The last factor to consider is labelling the box appropriately. Mark the box with the phrase "fragile with live stock". Indicate the type of reptile contained within the box.