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Re: Gun shy of heat packs


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Posted by Brandon Osborne on December 02, 2002 at 00:31:17:

In Reply to: Gun shy of heat packs posted by DanceToday on November 28, 2002 at 22:27:11:

:I guess what made me a little gun shy of using them is one of the best known breeders of uromastyx, who need even more heat than beardies, says he avoids using heat packs whenever possible. He was on the phone and he isn't big on long phone chats so he didn't go into detail as to why. I just don't want to cook them if they'll be indoors and then in Florida in the 80's with my 48 hour heat packs. But I don't want to freeze them either. Any other thoughts anyone?

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::sense beardies like to bask in 110 spot light. I would go ahead and use heat packs. Better safe then sorry in my opinion15{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

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I would definately use heat packs. Who knows how long the package will wait to board a plane? I don't think they will overheat the beardies if it's cooler outside. Just tape them to the sides of the styro.


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