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I am wanting to travel with my bearded dragon to NY. We now live in Wyoming where it is very cold. Will he be ok on an airplane if he travels in the cabin with me. I am also worried about going from house to car etc in extreme cold. 0 degrees. will he be ok if I make sure I keep him wrapped up and with some warmers

You can get proper shipping supplies, including 72 hour heat packs and insulated boxes, at  Using one of these will be the safest way to transport him in very cold weather.

I recommend that you ship your dragon using SYR.  Replace the bottom foam piece with the 1 1/2 inch thick blue foam insulation board (you can get it at a hardware store), and the box will be good down to 30F.  You can drop him off at Fed Ex, board your plane, and the next day he will arrive at your destination.

Airlines will NOT, generally speaking, allow you to take a reptile in the cabin!  (You can call and ask, but I wouldn't hold your breath).  Transporting them in baggage would also be staggeringly expensive.

Expect to spend around $60 to have him shipped to NY.

For a variety of reasons, if this is travel, and not a permanent or long-term move, I recommend you have him boarded with an experienced reptile keeper while you are gone, and not take him along.  Shipping is always risky, and reptiles respond very poorly to stress.


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Donna Fernstrom


My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.


I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

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I have many care sheets published on my own website.

High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

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