Traveling with your reptile by car

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Traveling with your reptile by choosing the car can be the simplest and cheapest solution depending on your destination. Indeed, by borrowing the other means of transport, the place of your animal will very rarely be free and strict rules will have to be respected. However, choosing the car to travel does not mean that the trip does not have to be prepared in order to be able to proceed safely.

First of all, traveling with a reptile by car requires preparation for transportation to go smoothly. So it starts with the route planning. In fact, reptiles are particularly sensitive to temperature variations, which is why it is necessary to adapt so as not to make your animal sick. First of all, during the journey, the windows must remain closed, to prevent the animal from catching cold. In addition, it is recommended not to turn on the air conditioning for the same reason. It is therefore possible to install a hot water bottle at 30°C inside its transport habitat.

It is then important to leave the animal in the back of the car as it is more secure. In fact, the deployment of airbags while the animal is in the front of the car can cause injury. However, leaving the animal in the back of the car is not enough, indeed, it must of course allow the animal to be safe inside. Therefore, the animal must be transported in a transport container or a transport bag. The choice between these two methods will depend on the species and the size of the animal. In addition in a cage, it will be possible to settle for example a little bit of soil or towel for a tortoise, or a solid, wet and hot cloth for an aquatic turtle.

During breaks, it is also important not to leave your pet alone in the car. Because even if the interior temperature seems moderate, the interior of a car heats up very quickly. In reality, it can reach up to 100 degrees in just a few minutes.

Finally, don’t forget his favorite things! And above all, water and food, so as not to miss it during the trip.

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