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    Sure hope you're alright...from what I've seen on the news, I actually hope you changed your mind (or authorities changed it for you) & you managed to evacuate?
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    Re: Possible Power Outages/ Hurricane Prep

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Oh, I'm SO sorry you're in the path! Are you sure you're on high enough ground? If not, please evacuate!!!

    You need supplies for yourself as well...bottled water, flashlights, food that doesn't require refrigeration (don't forget a manual can opener), a porta-potty, & plenty
    of hand-sanitizer, etc. Be aware that those hand warmers for keeping your BP warm can run hot enough to burn him...you need to monitor the temperature (temp.
    gun or thermometer) & wrap them in cloth or paper, so they don't touch him.

    For best results in emergency situation: keep your snake in a secured pillowcase, then keep that in an "ice chest" (or thick styro-foam box like food & reptiles are
    air-shipped in. It's much easier to keep him warm enough in that confined (& more importantly) insulated space, & your hand warmers will go much further that way.
    If you have to evacuate, better he's packed this way & ready to go.

    Please stay safe & let us know you're ok when you can (I'm sure you'll be without power for a while).

    And I think you meant to say "hygrometer" (not hydrometer)? I think measuring the exact humidity is the least of your worries in this.
    Is there not a risk of suffocation keeping a snake in an ice chest??
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    Re: Possible Power Outages/ Hurricane Prep

    Quote Originally Posted by Joykoins View Post
    Is there not a risk of suffocation keeping a snake in an ice chest??
    Only if you sealed it tightly & never opened it. If it's a styro-foam box, you can poke a few tiny holes in it, or just open a few times a day. As I noted during the ice
    storm, I was replacing the jars of hot water about every 8-9 hours...that was just fine. Remember that snakes are shipped this way (generally no air holes in styro-
    foam) & that can take anywhere from a day to a few days cross country. But an easy way to be sure is to put a tiny wad of tape under the edge of the lid, so it doesn't
    quite seat all the way shut. That's what I did when I moved cross country with my snakes boxed up, & they were opened each night, handled a bit & given water.
    Snakes travel quite well, as their needs are minimal.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 09-09-2019 at 02:33 AM.
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