Driving Cross-Country With a Bearded Dragon

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Hi PetRelocation,

We are driving to our destination; how would I go about keeping my bearded dragon safe and warm for that long since we are not going to stop at a hotel?


Hi Marisol,

Thanks for your question! Though we specialize in pet air travel, we are happy to share some of the advice we've gathered over the years when it comes to bearded dragons.

In our experience, pet travel with bearded dragons can be a safe (and warm) experience once you've done a little advance planning.

To start, we recommend checking with your vet to see what advice they have about eating schedules, temperature control, etc. In general, it's important to have a secure carrier for your pet that can be lined with blankets, and for cold weather travel, many reptile owners use heat packs to keep their pets warm. You can find 40 hour heat packs that should come in handy for a long drive such as this.

Good luck on your road trip and let us know if you decide air travel is the way to go, instead. We'd be happy to assist!

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Marisol
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Reptile
Pet Breed: Bearded Dragon
From: Louisiana
To: California


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2010 and has been updated with new information. (Photo credit: Vaughan Leiberum)


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