Traveling from Canada to USA with bearded dragon - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Traveling from Canada to USA with bearded dragon

First off, I will and can get very defensive if anyone suggests "omg just rehome him and get a new one" because not only is that an idiotic way to think about animals, but it's not a choice. Already had to rehome him once and he came back in worst shape. So please keep that in consideration when replying. Also have no one to hold him while I am gone.

I'm visiting a friend in Detroit MI, it may end up being a long visit PLUS I may move to Winsdor ON. Jim must come with me. Driving is my first choice, bus would not be my favorite choice but will be kept as a possibility from a certain area on. (2-3 day trip from Edmonton area)

First off: my plan for his travel: he doesn't mind traveling surprisingly. He liked basking by the window and exploring the dash of the car last time he was moved. Otherwise he just snoozes on someone's lap. Because its a longer trip, I'm deciding if I should use 40 hour heat packs (I will have a few (10+) of them), and find a soft pet carrier to keep him in. I'll bring food for him, but before the border leave them behind. I'm not taking his beast of a terrarium, there'll be a new one waiting on the other side of the border.

He will be staying in the USA, to avoid back and forth travel.

So, questions:

1. Is my plan to move him workable? Any advice? Tips and tricks?
2. Customs; do I need anything, or just call ahead?
3. Would be a good idea to get a vet check after the move (in case of stress)?
4. It'll be summer, so when should the heat packs be used?
5. Also curious if anyone in my area travels to Ontario xD haven't figured out how to get there lol.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 737
hope you find a way to get him there :)

this is popcorn he is my baby S.I.P popcorn :(



Last edited by popcorndeer; 02-21-2013 at 08:56 PM.
popcorndeer is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Thanks :3 he has claimed me as his xD he bobs his head only to me, will come up to me on his own and despises my roomie.... xD

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 10:11 PM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
i dont know too much on this subject but calling the border agency is a very good idea in order to clear with the least issues. i can imagine it would be difficult to do so unannounced given the fact one cant really take live fish over the border without proper papers. its one of the reasons why Canadians or Americans cant buy fish from the other contry's domestic betta breeders.

way back, i had to registers my trumpet just to take it over the border and that was 10yrs ago or less. given the increased security id say they're even more restrictive. i havent even tried bringing over a petsmart betta over the border for fear it'll be talen by border guards. you might need a vet check prior to leaving to prove you wont bring over and undesirable illnesses. the border agency will provide you with the info needed to safely cross the border with both possesions and lizard.

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT

Last edited by nel3; 02-21-2013 at 10:19 PM.
nel3 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Huh. Well I'd call ahead of time anyways just wondering if a one has brought a (legal and not prohibited) lizard or whatever across. I do NOT want to ship him.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:40 PM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Huh. Well I'd call ahead of time anyways just wondering if a one has brought a (legal and not prohibited) lizard or whatever across. I do NOT want to ship him.
i wish i could give you more info that issue but ive never traveled with live animals over the border. i dont want to start an argument. im sorry if i was a bit unclear but i didnt mention that you should ship the lizard. the border agency is more interested in stopping smuggling and spreading unwanted diseases as a result but that doesnt mean that individuals cant bring their pets over the border.

im sure you can take the lizard in your car if you can prove to the agency that you're not bringing over anything they fear for (unless they still have some draconian laws in place).

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT
nel3 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Member
 
pittipuppylove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Waverly, IA
Posts: 475
It looks like there's a bit of grey area in bringing pet reptiles across the border. The closest thing I could find was that the CDC doesn't regulate reptiles other than turtles coming into the States (CDC - Bringing an Animal into U.S.: Turtles - Animal Importation), otherwise, look into the Fish and Wildlife Service.

It's funnier in Enochian.
pittipuppylove is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Lol no no I didn't say you said to ship him... I was stating I will not do that for more than a few reasons. ;p

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Lol no no I didn't say you said to ship him... I was stating I will not do that for more than a few reasons. ;p
np, theres no bigger downside to coming unprepared for such situations.

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT
nel3 is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Exactly lol. All my fish will be rehomed to that point, so I'll be doing 1-2 spawns until mid-April... So Jim is all I'll have! I bet it's easier to get a dog across than a reptile...

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bearded Dragon Sena Hansler Finless Friends 8 12-04-2012 10:01 PM
Any bearded dragon parents out there? Koda Finless Friends 17 09-15-2012 11:32 PM
Jim the Bearded Dragon! Sena Hansler Finless Friends 31 07-31-2012 05:33 PM
Bearded Dragon Pics TeenyTinyTofu The Lounge 10 01-17-2011 12:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome