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hi all going to donny to pick up a few but was intrested in whats the best way of transporting them safely, my journey back from donny is gonna be about 6 hrs hows best to keep the happy
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Put each one in a pillow case, with a knot. Then place that in a RUB, preferebly with a heat pad. The reason for a RUB, is some snakes are very clever and will escape the pillow case.
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The advantage to being a piece of semi-sentient rope, knots are no barrier if you're determined.
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I would use a poly box with a heat pad in it & either pop snake in a pillow case or a RUB within the poly box (with a digital thermometer so you can measure the temps).
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Small containers within a polybox seems to work fine
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I drove 4hrs to Essex with my Royal in the back seat (not loose, obv lol, in a pillowcase, under a hide, in a RUB), just put the blower on warm and he was fine

What would you do if you had a power cut for a few hours?

EDIT: Although having the blower on did actually use a bit more petrol... but not much
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This time of year the inside of a car can get very warm so dont always need to have a heat source. And if you park up for any length of time do make sure that the snake is not left in a position in the car where it could overheat! I think that overheating is potentially worse than not having enough heat on a journey
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That's an interesting point, actually - is heat or cold, per degree off the required limits, more damaging? If there was a powercut overnight, say, and they dropped down to fifteen degrees C or so, would that be more of an issue or less than if it was a stupidly hot day and they got up to forty in their box?
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I drove 4hrs to Essex with my Royal in the back seat (not loose, obv lol, in a pillowcase, under a hide, in a RUB), just put the blower on warm and he was fine

What would you do if you had a power cut for a few hours?

EDIT: Although having the blower on did actually use a bit more petrol... but not much
youve just made me think !!! now what would i do, i think id move all vivs/rubs into room where the open fire is and light that short term but long term geny and heater
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small containers in a poly box or rub seems to be the me thinks had that idea but just wanted to make sure
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