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    Shipping

    I'm just wondering how cold is too cold to ship a snake, I'm hoping to get a new snake this year but I'm starting to worry it might be getting too cold already. It's been 70s during the day and it gets down to mid 40s at night here. I've never had a snake shipped to me before so I'm not sure what the usual cutoff is

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    This is how I operate when it comes to shipping

    Below 35˚: No shipping
    Between 35˚and 50˚: FedEx staffed facility
    Between 51˚and 89˚: Door to door and/or FedEx staffed facility
    Between 90˚and 92˚: FedEx Staffed facility
    Over 92˚: No Shipping

    Some people will go lower or higher than that but to me it's not worth the risk.

    But it also depend on species.
    Last edited by Stewart_Reptiles; 09-18-2019 at 01:21 PM.
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    Re: Shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    This is how I operate when it comes to shipping

    Below 35˚: No shipping
    Between 35˚and 50˚: FedEx staffed facility
    Between 51˚and 89˚: Door to door and/or FedEx staffed facility
    Between 90˚and 92˚: FedEx Staffed facility
    Over 92˚: No Shipping

    Some people will go lower or higher than that but to me it's not worth the risk.

    But it also depend on species.
    Thank you for your input! I just checked the weather forecast for my area and it looks like the night temps are actually going back up into the mid-upper 50s so I've probably got at least a month yet before temps dip into the 30s, so fingers crossed I should be able to get everything together before it gets cold
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    Re: Shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ditto View Post
    Thank you for your input! I just checked the weather forecast for my area and it looks like the night temps are actually going back up into the mid-upper 50s so I've probably got at least a month yet before temps dip into the 30s, so fingers crossed I should be able to get everything together before it gets cold
    Just keep in mind those are temps at ETA so even if your high during the day are in the 50's it does not always mean the temps are high enough around 10.30 am, vice versa for summer shipping 95 at 3 pm does not mean at 10.30 am the animal cannot be received.

    I go by those temps for the main hub (that the breeder will only know at the last minute) which is where the snake will be from about 10 pm to 5 am on average and eta at delivery which in most cases is 10.30 but could be later (up to 4.30) in remotes area (again something you find out when you ship)

    So if you have someone that understands that about shipping you will be fine.
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    Re: Shipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    Just keep in mind those are temps at ETA so even if your high during the day are in the 50's it does not always mean the temps are high enough around 10.30 am, vice versa for summer shipping 95 at 3 pm does not mean at 10.30 am the animal cannot be received.

    I go by those temps for the main hub (that the breeder will only know at the last minute) which is where the snake will be from about 10 pm to 5 am on average and eta at delivery which in most cases is 10.30 but could be later (up to 4.30) in remotes area (again something you find out when you ship)

    So if you have someone that understands that about shipping you will be fine.
    Gotcha, thank you so much! I've got my breeder choices narrowed down to two, both of which have been breeding (and presumable shipping) for 10+ years so I'm hoping they'll be experienced enough to help me out with this

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