How can I ship two live turtles from NY to TX? I have found some info, but instructions are confusing and I need a walk-through from someone who is familiar with shipping live animals.
I have two small turtles (palm sized) that I need to ship from New York City to Austin, TX. USPS and FedEx won't ship live animals, and DHL doesn't ship domestically anymore.
I tried UPS, but this info
is all they give. I don't quite understand the proper protocol as described and after calling about 6 or 7 different UPS stores in the city, I can't seem to find anyone who can walk me through what I need to do to ship through UPS. They also do not provide the package materials listed that are needed to ship them.
I also called different pet stores and they have no idea either.
Now I also found this
info from a turtle society website that says that sending via Delta Cargo DASH
is the way to go. This seems to be the best bet.
But I'm confused about how to go about the actual process of getting this done. Do I need to package the turtles with water or moisture? Is there a best practice for this? Do I just package as I see fit and go drop it off at the cargo center like it says on the website? Is it that easy?
Does anyone have experience with this at all that could walk me through this so I don't go all the way out to JFK and then have them tell me that I've done it all wrong?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!