We are moving from Detroit to New Hampshire next month. I know, July is probably not ideal, but life throws you curveballs. We have a two year old Mexican Black Kingsnake weighing just north of 200g and 31+ inches long. And, we have a seven year old Bearded Dragon who is about 280g and 15 inches. How best to transport them?
I plan to drive straight through (about 12 hours), but we will not be able to put them both in waiting cages on arrival. The snake will have a new, larger home. I can have that waiting for her. But, the beardie will have his same tank, so I will have to move it, too. Set up, then, likely won’t be until Day Two.
Can I put them in storage bins w newspaper liners? Fed or not fed? I could throw some foot warmers in for the trip. Refreshing as appropriate. Would they be too hot? They both have access to water all the time, so I am hoping that I don’t need to offer water DURING the trip, but I will get a water dish in for the beardie on arrival. Can I just throw a clean towel in each bin under which they could hide if the mood strikes?
Can anyone here offer better/best thoughts on the upcoming travels?