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    Heat Pack or No Pack?

    What do you guys do in a situation where you have a nightly low of 58-60 degrees Fahrenheit and a day high of 89? Will it be be okay to expose the BP to temps that low during transit? Putting a heat pack in runs a risk as it can get warm at the destination during the day.

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    No heat pack. Use a well insulated box and make sure the snake is toasty warm when it's put into the box, but don't add any extra heat. Good insulation will keep it from getting too chilly too fast...but even a few hours at those colder temperatures (If it's even exposed to them long enough to get that cold) are not as dangerous to the snake as the risk of overheating due to a heat pack in a box on a hot day. Reptiles, in general, tolerate cooler temperatures FAR better than temperatures that are too warm.

    Temperature guidelines from SYR: http://shipyourreptiles.com/en/get-h...ds#question-15
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    Re: Heat Pack or No Pack?

    Judy got it exactly right, def no heat pack.

    Even with a low in the 50's, your animal won't be "exposed" to those temps, that is what the insulated box is for. The ShipYourReptiles Shipping Standards and temperature guidelines are pretty conservative, we want all shippers to have the best chance of success, you will be fine shipping in those temps with no heat pack or cool pack.

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