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Posted by rkreptiles on November 30, 2002 at 08:38:35:
In Reply to: heat packs/ how cold does it get in UPS planes? posted by dancetoday on November 28, 2002 at 10:47:51:
I use and have been using 40+ hour heat packs for winter shipping for about 5 years. I use them on all shipments of Live Reptiles (from Beardeds,Uros,Chameleons,Monitors, etc.etc.) They are very safe and are essential in the safe arrival of animals in the colder temps. If your using one heat pack with baby Beardeds you should have no problem. Depending on how large of a box I ship with two heat packs for my babies and depending on what the temps are going tobe during the trip. I can say you can safely use one heat pack and your animals will be comfortable fo their trip.
:I've been shipping some beardie babies but it's getting colder now and I need to make a decision about two I'm shipping out tomorrow. The high here (Arkansas) will be 57 and the low 38. I'm shipping to southern Florida so there's no problem there. I have 48 hour heat packs. I've never gotten very good information about UPS about how much time they spend outdoors or in warehouses once they're off the truck. They are good about doing the last pickup here for me, so that isn't the problem. So if they aren't on the truck long here, do you think I need to use a heat pack at all? I don't want them to cook with a heat pack indoors and in southern Florida. But I dont want them sitting in a warehouse somewhere in 38 degrees either. Thanks. -Lucy