How Do You Ship A Live Animal?

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How Do You Ship A Live Animal?

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Most people have never thought about shipping a live animal through the United States Postal Service (USPS). However, with some careful planning, you can ship certain live animals through the mail. Here’s how to do it. Know the United States postal Service regulations for shipping live animals. You can only ship birds and cold-blooded animals. This includes baby alligators (no more than 20 inches in length), salamanders, lizards and snails. These animals must not need any water, food or special attention during shipping. In addition, they can’t cause any sanitary problems or emit any noxious odors. Use the appropriate packaging for shipment. The container used to ship a live animal must be double walled, corrugated and pass at least a 275-pound test. It also must be composed of weather resistant fiberboard, have appropriate ventilation and must prevent the live animal from escaping or being crushed during shipment. Label the package correctly. All packages that contain live animals mus