Tortoise travelling on train?!

immiexxo

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In December I'm going to have to take Percy home via train. I've decided to go on the train that takes 8 hours compared to five and a half to save me bringing him through London and the underground etc, and only having to have one calm non-rushed change.

I'm unsure of how to transport him around with me. I will only have a handbag with me as well as Percy, so it won't be any trouble whatever I choose to transport him in.
I have a pet carrier but would he be more comfortable in something else? Any suggestions please?
 

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I think something fairly sturdy that you can put a bunch of leaf litter in or something that he can burrow into would be best. Nothing to open, more dark but of course with ventilation. I would make sure he is soaked the night before or if time available the morning of so he does not get dehydrated. I would. It feed him the day you leave until you are at your destination and then soak again and feed.
 

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It's going to be cold. There is a microwavable disk that works, but you won't be able to recharge it. Hot water bottles can be refilled from any tap. Plastic bottles work fine, or you can use a dedicated hot water bottle.
 

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are you going to be traveling to different countries on this train is it legal to bring a tortoise through them?
 

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A sturdy cardboard box with a simple string carry handle would be discrete.
I use a little plastic and wire dog/cat carrier and find that strangers always want to see and ask questions...So if you don't mind.
But if you want discretion, a box is what I'd use. It wont be for very long. Lots of paper towel, etc. Because they like to poop in a box.
 

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are you going to be traveling to different countries on this train is it legal to bring a tortoise through them?

She said she was travelling from London so that wouldn't be an issue because Scotland and Wales have pretty much the Same laws on stuff like that.
 

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