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    Seeking Advice For Long Car Trip

    I'm moving from Atlanta to Northern Michigan this December. I'll be driving up with my 3 year old snake, Daisy. I'll stay overnight in a hotel half-way, for a two-day drive. Any advice?

    I was thinking Daisy would be fine in the car without a heatpack. I would bring her into the hotel that night. Thinking maybe a pillow case and in a small plastic container with holes. Any suggestions? Id it better to have a heat pack and insulated box? Any good DIY sites for this?

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    I've heard of people safely doing multiple-day trips safely with their herps in tupperware, but if it's going to be cold you might consider a heatpack unless you want to keep your car at an uncomfortable temperature for the whole trip. I've only ever traveled for like 6 hours with a BP, and it was fairly warm out, and we were advised that 6 hours without a heat pack would not hurt anything.
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    Re: Seeking Advice For Long Car Trip

    Given your geographic destination and time of year Id pack as though you were shipping the animal. Snake in bag, in an insulated box, with shredded newspaper to heat pack if needed. I usually stick a thermometer probe in the box so I can keep an eye on temps and address them as needed.


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    Re: Seeking Advice For Long Car Trip

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    shredded newspaper to cushion and make the animal feel more secure, heat pack(s) on hand if needed


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    Re: Seeking Advice For Long Car Trip

    I sure hope you like snow and frigid temperatures. LOL I would stay in Atlanta if I were you.

    Be sure to prepare for possible issues like car trouble or snow storms. It gets bad up that way in December. Better to be prepared than not.

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    Re: Seeking Advice For Long Car Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by L.West View Post
    Be sure to prepare for possible issues like car trouble or snow storms. It gets bad up that way in December. Better to be prepared than not.
    Good thought. Those of us in warmer climates tend to forget about winter storms.

    I would suggest trying to find fellow herpers along your route who you could call on for help in case you get stranded.

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