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How To Move Exotic Pets

October 7, 2021

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How To Move Exotic Pets
Moving is stressful for everyone in your family, including your pets. If you're considering an interstate relocation and have exotic pets like reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits, or other unusual animals, they'll need a little additional attention.

Dogs and cats are frequently the first that come to mind when people think about pets. Dogs are man's best friend, whilst cats are compassionate but occasionally temperamental pets. Some people choose more challenging pets, some even quite deadly. Snakes, spiders, and lizards are all examples. These creatures require extra attention. As a result, if you need to relocate with residential movers in Connecticut, you will be in a very difficult situation. It isn't impossible, though. Here's how you should handle moving exotic pets.

Reptiles and amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are creatures who place a high emphasis on daily routine. As a result, it is critical to plan ahead of time when transporting these exotic animals. To begin, double-check your destination state's regulations and requirements if you're migrating to another state. Special documentation may be required in some states. As a result, you'll have to wait for such permits. Then you should see a veterinarian. Obtain their medical records. Your veterinarian may suggest a new veterinarian for your pet. The next step is to get your exotic pet a good carrier. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to be comfortable while traveling. Allow your pet some time to adjust to their new surroundings.


If their habitat is disturbed, birds might become fearful and worried. It is preferable to keep them in their cage. If your birds aren't often caged, such as peacocks or other larger birds, or if you can't transfer them in their cage, you'll need a container with lots of ventilation and enough space to carry them.

Rabbits and ferrets

Rabbits, ferrets, and other small animals must be transported in a cage that is large enough to allow them to walk around freely yet solid enough to prevent them from chewing through it. Remember that these animals are heat sensitive, so ensure their carriers are well ventilated and that they have plenty of water to drink.

Large animals

Large exotic animals, such as llamas, will require their own vehicle. Plan ahead of time to ensure that a suitable trailer is available. Look for one with enough ventilation, weather protection, and enough space for the animals to move about freely.

Nocturnal creatures

You'll most likely be moving during daytime hours, so keep that in mind if you have nocturnal animals. They may experience stress as a result of the transfer because it will disrupt their sleep cycle. Do everything you can to assist them in coping and getting the rest they require. Purchase snacks to placate them, as well as a cage cover if you don't already have one.

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