Anybody have advice on shipping snakes?
This is going to sound ignorant since, yes, there are infinite resources on the web covering this topic, but I literally do not know where to start. The fact that you can even ship live animals is so beyond my realm of comprehension; I have so many questions.
The deets are: I’m heading to Texas from Southern California in a little less than three weeks, and I need to take my 6 year-old spotted python with me. There’s no laws in Texas banning the species, so I don’t think I need any special licenses to ship him there? It’ll basically be the dead of winter, so is there someone I should head to for cold-proof packing? How long does it take/how much does it cost/can I or should I do it myself, or does anyone experienced in shipping reptiles (or snakes more specifically) have recommendations on who to go to for something like this? I certainly don’t have any special reptile-certified FedEx account or anything, and I don’t even think two weeks is long enough to get certified.
I’ve skimmed ShipYourReptiles, but I still don’t quite know if they’re a viable option in my area or not? Jesus this is all such new information and I don’t want to take any chances or cut any corners.
Any help that can be offered will most definitely be appreciated.