Reptile Disaster Kits
Here are some items you want to be sure to include in your reptile’s disaster kit:
Keep 3 to 7 days worth of food in your kit, appropriate to your reptile’s species. You can find many dehydrated reptile foods which are useful for a disaster.
You should have at least 3 days worth of water in your kit. We like this collapsible kind, but any container could work.
keep appropriate bowls for your reptile – most need a shallow dish to drink from
Keep a lightweight travel carrier for your reptile. It should be big enough for it to move comfortably inside.
Paper towels are great, compact cage liners for your reptile. If you have an amphibian, be sure to pack a water prayer to keep them moist.
Pack a small heating pad to keep your pet warm. You may not have electricity available, but just in case! Be sure to only heat one half of your carrier so as not to overheat your pet.
Keep up to date medical records on your pet, including vaccine history. Some emergency shelters may require it to house your pet. Also, keep a week’s worth of your pet’s medication in your kit – watch the expiration dates!
Keep several copies of a current, color photo of both you and your pet. The photo should show your pet’s face as well as as much of its body as possible. You may need to post them as lost posters, or as proof of ownership to reclaim your pet if it gets lost.
A basic First Aid kit could prove useful in a disaster. Much of what you find in a human kit is fine for your pet as well, so you don’t necessarily have to purchase a special one just for him.
You may need to evacuate to a nearby hotel or motel. Keep a list of pet friendly places in your kit so you know where to go.
Want a more complete list of items to add to your kit? Click here
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