I know that this subject gets bounced around a lot but I am getting nervous. I
am about to move cross country (2500 miles). This will take from 3 to 5 days
and I am worried about Valentine, my green iguana. Valentine is 4' STL and
HATES to travel. The last time I had him in a car was a trip to the vet to
remove an abscess. He went in a box but I am still bearing scars from getting
him into it. Needless to say it was a traumatic trip for both of us.
My plan is to build an enclosure that will fit in the back seat of my
girlfriend's car. I figure that he needs a semi-permanent enclosure because we
will be hoteling it for several nights and that will involve moving him from
the car to the room and back. I am thinking of a solid bottom cage with
screens on the sides. It would be rectangular and as wide as the car will
allow. I am sure that once we are moving he will be calm. If not, will
covering the cage help? I don't want him to suffocate though. Also, there is
the problem of warmth. I don't really know what to do about that. I read
something about those chemical heat packs. That may be my best bet.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Also, having Valentine's abscess identified and removed at the vet was the
result of information someone gave me here at RPH. So a big thank you to
everyone who posts help to those of us who need it.