Turtle transport


What happens to your little turtle when you go on vacation?

Well all those who have a pet turtle should take it on vacation with them and leave it to someone who can take responsibility for it but NEVER leave it to the good of God.

Well now for those who go with their vacation tortus I have some tips for the trip:

1) On the day before the trip, feed only and not in large quantities, why? Good because first changing the routine disorients them and they don't like it and because the engine and the shaking of the car or micro stresses them so much that they pee and. the other and it is not very comfortable to change the role,)

2) Once on the road do not give them the sun because the sun stimulates them and they will go the whole trip moving from one side to the other and this is not comfortable for anyone, and less when you have more than one turtle to carry, )

3) Well, from the first point this is derived so that they carry a bag and newspaper or magazine papers in case any "accident" occurs

4) The best time to travel is very early in the morning when they are still sleeping, with slow metabolism and do not know what day it is, so half asleep we put them in a plastic box (cardboard, please don't get wet if you urine and it is not good to remain on something wet), to the vehicle and ready the chicken, this is a very important tip: WRITE YOUR TURTLE, do not think of leaving at noon because they become unbearable

Well, that's all about vacationing with your turtle and if you can't take it with you or leave it to anyone, I have a turtle pension service that surely she will thank you for, greetings to all who pass by.


Use a container in which the turtle is visible, such as a cardboard box, preferably one with a loose lid. The drawer should be slightly larger than the turtle so that it can turn around, and the sides high enough so that the turtle cannot put its front legs on the top edge if it should be placed in an upright position.

Place several layers of folded newspaper (not crumbled or crumpled) in the bottom to absorb any urine that the turtle may pass during the stress of the trip. Towels absorb more moisture, but turtle nails are easily caught in the towel.

If there is more than one turtle to transport, put in separate boxes if the shell is more than 7 ”long.

Before placing the turtle in the box, load anything or person that goes into the vehicle. When the vehicle is loaded and the driver is ready to leave, place the turtle in the box and close the lid. The turtle is more likely to remain calm in the dark. If you are driving alone, put the box near you on the floor of the front seat where you can look at the box and reach it easily if the turtle tries to climb out and falls on its back. Do not put the box in the seat unless there is someone other than the driver to prevent the box from sliding toward the ground if the driver suddenly brakes.


Best answer: Domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, turtles and birds, etc., that comply with legal and documentation limitations, can be accepted as luggage in the hold or in the passenger cabin, being in any case mandatory to assess the same with the excess baggage fee.

1. Acceptance in warehouse

As a general rule, the transport of live animals should be done in the aircraft hold, in suitable containers or containers provided by the passenger. The containers must have the following characteristics:

Resistance and security
Comfort for animal size
A closure that offers guarantees that it will not open at any time
Waterproof bottom
When you do not meet these conditions, transportation will be rejected.
IB5XXX flights do not accept the transport of animals in the hold.

2. Acceptance in passenger cabin

At the request of the passenger, and with prior authorization of reservations, certain pets may be accepted for cabin transportation, provided that the following conditions are met:

The maximum allowed weight of the animal including the container or cage will be 8 Kgs. Including in it, the weight of the container or cage in which the animal will be transported. The container may have a maximum of 45 cm. long, 35 cm. wide and 25 cm. deep, provided that the sum of these three dimensions does not exceed 105 cm.
The animal must go in a suitable, consistent, ventilated container, waterproof and safe bottom. This container can be provided by the passenger, or purchased at IBERIA for 25 EUR.
For birds it will be taken into account that the cages are resistant, that the lock is safe, and in which food and drink cannot be spilled. In addition, the cage will always be covered.
In the case of animals of small size or weight, several of the same species may be admitted in the same container.
At no time will animals be admitted that due to their special characteristics, bad smell, etc., may be annoying for the rest of the passage and the crew.
The animal must travel with the passenger without causing inconvenience to passengers traveling next to it
Passengers transporting an animal in the cabin may not occupy seats located in rows corresponding to emergency exits.
In no case may leave the container inside the cabin, being the responsibility of the passenger care
3. Authorization to transport

Because the number of cages and their dimensions is limited by the type of aircraft, the transport of an animal must be authorized by the Reservations Office. The trip will only be authorized when all the routes are confirmed. The weight and size of the animal must remain within the limits established both on the way out and on the way back.

Countries with restrictive legislation for the admission of animals:

Animals are not allowed in the cabin (PETC) or in the hold (AVIH) on flights to / from Ireland and South Africa
Britain does not accept any kind of animal.
Brazil does not allow birds of any species.
Argentina: they must present to the zoosanitary certificate authorities, issued by a registered veterinarian, free of diseases and proof of rabies vaccine maximum validity 1 year.
Panama: At the request of the Panamanian authorities, as of November 1, 2011, for each pet that travels they must present an export certificate for small species issued by the Sanitary Authority of the country of origin, where it is known that they are vaccinated against rabies , together with a Certificate of good animal health, certified by the consul of Panama of the country of origin, the rabies vaccination certificate in addition to notifying the arrival of the pet (s) three (3) days in advance. More information
Mexico: The Mexican Civil Aviation authorities have reported a ban on transporting live animals in the cabin (PETC), and must be transported in the hold (AVIH). This measure does not affect guide dogs.

Where to transport the turtles

To transport a turtle during the hot season it is enough to have a container suitable for its size (for example a cardboard, wooden or plastic box with sheets of newspaper in the background).

During the cold seasons, on the other hand, it is important to guarantee the thermal insulation of the reptile, as well as to avoid sudden temperature changes: therefore, an insulating container must be used. Remember that turtles are very sensitive to air currents, so if they have to be moved in cold times, it must be done with total safety and temperature guarantees.

To provide them with more heat, plastic bottles filled with hot water can be placed inside the box, fixing them well to prevent them from crushing the turtle, especially if it is small. In any case, avoid creating excessive temperature inside the container.

The ventilation, if the path is not very short, will be guaranteed by holes (in the case of cardboard or polystyrene containers) or by the periodic opening of the lid (in the case of hermetically sealed containers).

The turtle will be transported as quickly as possible to its new "house" (either an outdoor enclosure, or a terrarium), which will have to be prepared in advance.