Question: Is Shipping Snakes Safe?

Shipping a snake through the mail is perfectly safe, provided that it’s done right.

If you don’t keep the snake inside a small fabric bag or similar container, it could wriggle its way out of the box.

If the package isn’t properly labeled, it could end up going to the wrong place.

It could even get stopped by customs.

Can you ship a snake through the mail?

Both USPS and UPS Prohibit Shipping Snakes and Reptiles

Unfortunately, USPS doesn’t allow for the shipment of snakes. UPS also prohibits it. Before you ask, it doesn’t matter even if the snakes are venomous or non-venomous. USPS and UPS still don’t allow it.

Is shipping reptiles safe?

Shipping Practices for Reptiles

The basic answer to the question is yes, it is a safe practice to have reptiles and live animals shipped if the process is handled correctly. The packages need to be packed in a certain way and must be shipped as an express package to arrive the next day and ensure the animal’s safety.

Does FedEx Ship snakes?

Typically FedEx only allows certified live animal shippers to ship B2B (business to business – no residences). FedEx is hesitant to allow even certified reptile shippers to ship snakes. Reptiles2You is certified to ship all non-venomous reptiles – including snakes – to and from businesses and residences.

How much does it cost to ship reptiles?

For instance – a $60 ball python might cost $60 to ship, for a total of $120.

Can FedEx Ship dogs?

FedEx. However, FedEx Express does not accept live-animal shipments as part of its regular-scheduled service and does not transport household pets such as dogs, cats, birds and hamsters.

How can I ship my snake?

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