How to Move with Fish, Reptiles, & Exotic Pets

Moving can be a stressful experience for anyone, but it can be particularly challenging when you have exotic pets like fish, reptiles, or other small animals to move. These animals require special care and attention, and you'll need to plan ahead to ensure they are comfortable and safe throughout the moving process.

Whether you're moving to a new apartment, house, or relocating to a new city or state, here are some tips for moving with your beloved exotic pets.

  1. Do your research

Before you even start packing, it's important to research the rules and regulations for moving with exotic pets. Depending on the type of animal you have, you may need to obtain a special permit or certificate to transport them across state lines. You should also research the climate and environment of your new location to ensure it is suitable for your pet.

  1. Create a safe travel environment

When it comes to moving with exotic pets, it's important to create a safe and secure travel environment. Depending on the type of animal you have, you may need to invest in a travel carrier or container that is specifically designed for their needs. Be sure to choose a carrier that is well-ventilated and spacious enough for your pet to move around comfortably. You should also include any necessary bedding, food, and water in the carrier.

  1. Minimize stress

Moving can be a stressful experience for pets, and exotic animals are no exception. To minimize stress, try to keep your pet's routine as consistent as possible in the days leading up to the move. If you're moving a short distance, consider transporting your pet in your own car to minimize the amount of time they spend in a carrier or container.

     4. Prepare your new home

Before you move, it's important to prepare your new home for your exotic pets. This may involve setting up a special habitat or enclosure that is suitable for your pet's needs. You should also make sure that the temperature and humidity levels in your new home are appropriate for your pet.

    5. Allow time for adjustment

Finally, it's important to allow your exotic pets time to adjust to their new surroundings. This may involve gradually introducing them to their new habitat or enclosure, and providing them with plenty of comfort and reassurance. Be patient and understanding, and remember that it may take some time for your pets to feel comfortable in their new home.


At Caddy Moving, we understand that moving with exotic pets can be a challenging experience. That's why we offer specialized moving services that are designed to meet the unique needs of pet owners. Our team of expert movers has years of experience in transporting pets of all kinds, and we are committed to ensuring the safety and comfort of your beloved animals.