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Tortoise Travel
Posted: 11/12/2015 by SammyB

Hi there,

I wonder if anyone can help? I'm going to stay at my parents house for the weekend and I don't want to leave our baby Hermann home alone. I'd be so worried about her turning upside down under her lamp or something. I don't want to cause her any unnecessary stress. If I take her in a pet carrier, and put in some of her usual substrate etc, is it ok to leave her in that for the weekend or should I take her whole table with all the trimmings?

Re: Tortoise Travel
Posted: 11/12/2015 by Tom

Hello Sammy,

Either take the full set up or turn the UVB bulb off (& heat source, if a tube light,) & leave your tort. at home.
The latter would be less stress, provided that such trips are just occasional.

Torts should not be transported in pet carriers, but carefully packed in a small container, which is then wedged, to prevent them being flung around in harsh braking.



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