Freight Help

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  1. darcy25

    darcy25 New Member

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    Hey. I have been asked to post one of my hatchies from brisbane to coffs harbour. Not having any luck finding a company willing to help. Any ideas on companies that would post a hatchie for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
     
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    Ring Qantas freight and book the flight. They handle most animal freighting within Australia. It will cost around the $80 mark. For packaging, get a cheap small esky. Drill airholes in both sides, put the snake in a bag, secure the top of the bag with zipties. Tape the esky shut and take it to the Brisbane freight terminal.
     
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    Ring around couriers to see if they have same day delivery, and are willing to transport a hatchling, well-secured in a tub or box.
     
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    I've used Qantas to receive and send reptiles. Cost is usually dependent on the weight of the animal and the package/box they come in.
     
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    Add something to stop the little guy bouncing around in the container. Shredded or scrunched up newspaper works well.
     
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    Yup, this.

    Was just imagining the bag bouncing around in the container! :(
     
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    Qantas freight are actually really good. They handle the items very carefully, they know what is inside and don't treat it as a normal package. Also since it is in the air there is very little bouncing around. I have had around 150 fish transported by them over the years and most recently a hatchling Green Tree Python.The python was sent by a very experienced keeper with over 30 years experience and was packed exactly as I described.
     
  8. darcy25

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    Awesome. Thanks for the advice everyone :)
     
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