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Travel in the cold

Maro2Bear

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Have the car warmed up, have your tort in a cooler that you soaked in hot water. Tort inside the warmed cooler, with a warm towel, should do the trick. How long of a drive? Good luck.

  • If you have a hand warmer used for hunting or outdoor sports, you could wrap that in a towel inside the cooler as well. Just watch so it’s not too hot.
 

wellington

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If you use the warmers it does need to be wrapped in a towel. Not used where it touches the tort without being wrapped.
 

Reptilian Feline

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We put our temp sensitive animals in coolers with hot water in plastic bottles, The animal in a box, inside the coolr, so they never touch the bottle. It works for frogs, inverts, and reptiles.
That aside... I put Medusa in a bag inside my shirt when I bought him home in when it was really cold. And I don't have a car, so it was bike - train - bike.
 

Eva C

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We put our temp sensitive animals in coolers with hot water in plastic bottles, The animal in a box, inside the coolr, so they never touch the bottle. It works for frogs, inverts, and reptiles.
That aside... I put Medusa in a bag inside my shirt when I bought him home in when it was really cold. And I don't have a car, so it was bike - train - bike.
The vet actually said that they can handle the cold for a short amount of time. Thanks for the advice!
 

Loohan

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It was 1 degree F when i drove to VA recently. I pre-warmed the vehicle and kept my 2 little boxies in boxes on the passenger floorboard. My vehicle has a good heater which can be set to warm mainly the lower vents, or both lower and upper, and i jockeyed that to keep them at a good temp.
 

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