My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her beardie) from California to Ohio this December. Needless to say I want to make sure his traveling is as comfy and stress free as possible. Obviously the car heater will be on, and I do have a power inverter if we need to plug in any other heating/lighting devices.
We'll be traveling for about 7 days, probably heading through some cold regions. Does it make sense to try and keep his cage dark while we're traveling, and then when we checkin to a hotel (or friends house along the way) plug him and and turn on the usual lights (heat, uvb, undertank heater,..etc.) and then feed him in the evenings?
Any other tips are of course welcome, I know very little about beardies and my g/f has never travelled for this kind of distance with him.

tia.

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her beardie) from California to Ohio this December. Needless to say ... welcome, I know very little about beardies and my g/f has never travelled for this kind of distance with him.

Forgot to mention, he's about 4 years old...
tia.

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her beardie) from California to Ohio this December. Needless to say ... will be on, and I do have a power inverter if we need to plug in any other heating/lighting devices.

When I travel with my animals I bring the thermometer in the car so I can monitor the temperature. If you stop to eat, take the lizard inside with you (assuming you have a nondescript travel box or small cooler). You can buy those chemical heat packs and wrap those in a towel and place them in the travel box to help keep the lizard warm.

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her ... if we need to plug in any other heating/lighting devices.

When I travel with my animals I bring the thermometer in the car so I can monitor the temperature. If ... packs and wrap those in a towel and place them in the travel box to help keep the lizard warm.

Thanks, I had thought about heat packs but wasn't sure if they'd get too hot.. The idea about a small cooler (with holes in it of course) or small travel box is great. I was thinking worst case I'd put him in my coat pocket (he's very mellow ;-)..

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her beardie) from California to Ohio this December. Needless to say ... will be on, and I do have a power inverter if we need to plug in any other heating/lighting devices.

I recommend using an under tank heater in his travel compartment to provide a warm spot around 85F. Heat packs work, but you'd need quite a few of them to last the whole trip and regular monitoring of those can be a pain in the butt. Make sure you bring a thermometer!
We'll be traveling for about 7 days, probably heading through some cold regions. Does it make sense to try and ... plug him and and turn on the usual lights (heat, uvb, undertank heater,..etc.) and then feed him in the evenings?

Not really, because he's not going to be able to sleep in the scary environment of the car anyway. I would let him sleep in the hotel rooms or friends houses at night when things are calm. Even if he is very mellow, this will be a stressful journey for him.

He will be fine without his UVB lighting for the duration of this journey.

On a week trip, if he's a full grown healthy adult, I'd probably offer him food just once during the trip. If he eats salad, that would be much more convenient than getting and feeding him bugs on this trip.

Hope you have a safe journey!
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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her ... if we need to plug in any other heating/lighting devices.

I recommend using an under tank heater in his travel compartment to provide a warm spot around 85F. Heat packs ... whole trip and regular monitoring of those can be a pain in the butt. Make sure you bring a thermometer!

Well, I do have a power inverter which should be able to handle the under tank heater. I'll make sure to have a dual zone thermometer with me.
We'll be traveling for about 7 days, probably heading through ... uvb, undertank heater,..etc.) and then feed him in the evenings?

Not really, because he's not going to be able to sleep in the scary environment of the car anyway. I ... would be much more convenient than getting and feeding him bugs on this trip. Hope you have a safe journey!

Thanks for the tips (and the safe journey wishes of course!), any other advice for dealing with 'human feeding' stops?

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her beardie) from California to Ohio this December. Needless to say ... I know very little about beardies and my g/f has never travelled for this kind of distance with him. tia.

Could you ship the Beardie to someone responsible before your trip starts? One night of travel is much easier on the Beardie. Just remember to add 4 or 5 heat packs. If not, the trip can be made with a Beardie.
Buy about 2 dozen heater packs. Just in the event that you break down and the heater doesn't work, the Beardie will stay warm. I wouldn't heat him up too much when you're in a motel or house. The up and down temps may cause a problem. Keep him at room temps for these 7 days shouldn't hurt him. He will be stressed during this time, so do not handle him too much. A cover over the cage isn't a bad idea as long as it isn't too heavy and will allow air flow into the cage. Always have a few crickets in the cage, but don't over do it. If he eats well on greens, then have a bunch of that available at all times.
Good Luck, things should go just fine!
Jim Smith
starts? One night of travel is much easier on the Beardie. Just remember to add 4 or 5 heat packs.

...but don't put the heat packs where the lizard can have direct contact with them (hence my previous suggestion of wrapping them in a towel).
Buy about 2 dozen heater packs. Just in the event that you break down and the heater doesn't work, the Beardie will stay warm.

If you don't get heater packs, you can get creative. I camped out with my turtles in my sleeping bag on one cross-country trip.

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My girlfriend and I are moving her and Hans (her ... never travelled for this kind of distance with him. tia.

Could you ship the Beardie to someone responsible before your trip starts? One night of travel is much easier on the Beardie. Just remember to add 4 or 5 heat packs. If not, the trip can be made with a Beardie.

How do you go about shipping a herp? I had thought about that one, but I don't have a clue how that would work out. She could actually ship him to me (might be buying a new 'home' for him here anyway) and I could take care of him until the trip, at which point I've got friends that could look after him.
Buy about 2 dozen heater packs. Just in the event that you break down and the heater doesn't work, the Beardie will stay warm.

Indeed, was planning on picking up a bunch before I fly out (probably easier/cheaper in Ohio.. seems everybody is selling them cheap out here).
I wouldn't heat him up too much when you're in a motel or house. The up and down temps may ... greens, then have a bunch of that available at all times. Good Luck, things should go just fine! Jim Smith

Thanks! I'm sure everything will work out just fine, but as always when I'm going to tackle something like this.. I must have info!

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