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How to Ship Goldfishes

Goldfishes are popular pets because they are cute and fascinating but are relatively easy to take care of. Many people are so attached to the pet goldfish that they want to take it wherever they go including a friend who wants to ship hers to her new residence.  While shipping could expose a fish to…

March 15, 2012
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How to Ship Butterflies

A butterfly release is fast becoming a popular trend during weddings and anniversary celebrations. These dainty and fascinating creatures add romance and whimsy to any event.  Morbid as it may sound, butterfly releases are also gaining popularity during funerals. Because of their delicate and fragile nature, butterflies must be properly packed to ensure that they…

December 28, 2011
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How to Ship Leopard Geckos

Lizards are becoming more and more popular each day in the pets’ market. One of the most popular lizards are the Leopard Geckos. They are considered as one of the ideal lizards for beginners. Leopard Geckos are relatively small and easy to care for making them a top choice as pets. A 15-20 gallon tank…

October 17, 2011
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How to Ship a Pet Rabbit

Rabbits make great pets, especially for children.  Though they are timid and fragile-looking, rabbits van be fun to own and take care of.  They respond to their names, can be litter-trained, and don’t sulk like cats. A pair of rabbits can also reproduce quite easily and sire around 800 bunnies in a season, making breeding…

October 5, 2011
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How to Ship a Ferret

Ferrets are among the most popular household pets in the US.  They are energetic and curious creatures. Ferrets love to play with humans and must be released from their cages to exercise and satisfy their abundant curiosity daily. They are very easy to take care of but future owners mus be warned: ferrets love to…

August 11, 2011
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How to Ship Live Parrots

They are colorful, sociable, affectionate and they can talk (or at least imitate human voices)!  These are just some of the traits of the parrot that endear it to pet lovers.  They are relatively easy to take care of and breed. Shipping live birds through the United States postal service is highly illegal and could…

August 2, 2011
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How to Properly Pack and Ship a Pixie Frog

African bullfrogs, also known as Pixie frogs, are such great pets! Kids love them because of their cute appearance when they are young. But mature ones can grow as much as 9.5 inches (24 cm) and weigh over two kilograms! That’s one huge frog! They are easy to take care of, just feed them with…

July 27, 2011
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How to Ship Centipedes

Just like scorpions and snakes, centipedes are another species that are popular as pets, albeit in secure enclosure systems.  Despite their cringe-worthy appearance and reputation as a poisonous creatures, these creepy crawlers are being sold and traded the world over. If you are looking for something that you can play with with your bare hands,…

July 25, 2011
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Tips on Packing and Shipping Snakes

Though a lot of us finch at the mere mention of snakes, an increasing number of people are taking these reptiles as pets. Nowadays, snakes are easily shipped for trading and selling between hobbyists. However, it is illegal to ship snakes through the United States Postal Service. But commercial shipping companies like FedEx allow the…

July 22, 2011
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Safety Techniques on How to Ship a Salamander

Salamanders are one of those exotic creatures that have caught the fancy of people who have a penchant for extraordinary pets. Although they may look like lizards (reptiles), salamanders are actually amphibians, like frogs. Although they don’t bite, salamanders are not good for petting and handling. Because they have delicate and sensitive skin, salamanders are…

July 19, 2011
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How to Ship a Tarantula

Tarantulas are hairy and often very large arachnids which thrive well in tropical climate. They are fast becoming a popular pet option because they are exotic, quiet and need little space. Despite their frightening appearance, many are fascinated to take them as pests and even breed them as a hobby. These eight-legged critters are easy…

July 5, 2011
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How to Ship a Sea Horse

Seahorses are strange and beautiful creatures that make them even more fascinating to humans. They definitely make amazing conversation pieces once inside an aquarium. Sea horses can be shipped through the mail safely as long as you follow precautions properly. Here are some tips on how to pack and ship a sea horse. Only ship…

June 1, 2011
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How to Ship Pets

If you are moving to another a state or taking a vacation with your pet,  it may be more advantageous and cost-effective to take your pet along as excess baggage. Here are some valuable tips on how to ship pets and assure that they arrive safely and unhurt. Purchase a sturdy, leak-proof kennel and line…

May 30, 2011
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How to Pack and Ship a Turtle or Tortoise

Shipping a turtle or a tortoise is pretty easy. All you need to do is pack the animal correctly and it will arrive fine. If the weather is questionable, nor around a holiday, ship your turtles another day. Here are tips on how to properly pack and ship a turtle. Place the turtle or tortoise…

May 27, 2011
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Shipping Live Animals via UPS

UPS is one of the leading shipping companies worldwide.  And just like other shipping companies, it has very strict rules on shipping live animals.  Below are some UPS regulations on shipping live animals. Not all animals are allowed to be shipped via UPS.  Here is a list of Accepted/Prohibited Live Animals:

May 23, 2011
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How to Ship a Live Reptile (Video)

Just like when shipping any other animals, shipping a live reptile requires proper packing to ensure that it arrives alive and in excellent condition. The video below demonstrates how to ship a live reptile.

May 16, 2011
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How to Ship Salt Water Fishes

Keeping an aquarium is a very therapeutic hobby.  Watching those colorful and playful tropical fishes swimming in their beautiful seascape habitat is truly relaxing. Since these salt-water tropical fishes are fragile and sensitive creatures, shipping them can be a daunting task.  However, when properly prepared and packaged, live aquarium fishes can be safely and successfully…

May 11, 2011
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How to Ship Live Reptiles

Reptiles are hardy animals that adapt well to captive environments.  However, they must be in a stable environment especially when being shipped to ensure that they survive being confined in a small space during the trip. Using the right shipping supplies and making sure that the temperature is right are the essential things to consider…

May 10, 2011
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How to ship hatching eggs

Shipping hatching eggs are the least expensive and safest way to get birds as compared to shipping day-old chicks or older birds. By shipping hatching eggs you will no way endanger a chick that could hatch along the way as the eggs will have to be incubated first before a chick can hatch.  Despite being…

April 28, 2011
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How to Ship Scorpions

Scorpions are fast becoming popular pets.  They may not be great for handling, but they are quiet, clean, and easy to care for. They have a lifespan of 6-8 years and could thrive on insects and small lizards.  The only problem one could encounter when taking care of a scorpion is looking for a willing…

April 23, 2011
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