Posted by Joshua Gray / Gecko Paradise on March 03, 2002 at 19:07:28:
For anyone interested, I've found the official USPS policies for shipping reptiles, and any live animal, for that matter.
The policies for shipping 'Small Cold-blooded Animals' is section C022.3.2 of the USPS DMM (Domestic Mail Manual). (Section C022 is for all 'Perishables' and sub-section 3.0 for 'Live Animals' and sub-sub-section 3.2 for 'Small Cold-blooded Animals'.)
You can view these policies online by using the USPS Postal Explorer, website http://pe.usps.gov/ and search for "C022.3.2". This will take you right to this section.
I hope this helps anyone with questions regarding USPS official policy, cause it sure helped me!