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Hi there,

Returning to Switzerland next year and bringing my pet bearded dragon with me. Can't find any airlines that will allow him in the cabin as "he might frighten the other passengers"

He can't go into cargo as he will likely get too cold. So I'm wondering if anyone can help with the matter, also any experience in bringing such guys into the country (import papers)?

Leaving him behind is NOT an option, would rather charter a private jet and take him on that with me.
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Old 08.12.2015, 07:47
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Can he swim?
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

You might contact Ace Pet Moving to help with importation:

http://www.acepetmoving.com/en/about-us.html

I have not used their services myself (because I'm still here) but have corresponded with them and was impressed. When I eventually leave, I will most likely have them move the remaining members of the Muttley Crew.

(You will need to do your own due diligence, of course.)
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Does it have to be done by plane? If you're currently not in Europe, have you considered travelling by boat (I'm just wondering, does anybody do it nowadays?)
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

I know nothing about reptile transport, but just a suggestion on keeping him warm, if that is the main issue, check out simple hand warmers - although getting them to him right before the flight starts would be key. Some brands last 10 hrs plus. Also useful when you get here for skiing etc.

link here is just an example with a picture of what i am talking about
http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/hand-warmers/
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Re: Moving to Switzerland

Hand warmers can reach temperatures of up to 70 degrees Celsius if enclosed which could potentially kill the poor guy, one would have to use a special reptile box with special warmers. They exist. I know how to ship the guy in the cargo hold, but I don't want to put him in a cardboard box and have some guy toss him around. I had a friend put concussion packs around his dog's cage to see what kind of force the dog's cage took and all the 25Kg and one 50Kg pouch broke. These have special crystals in them that break when hit with enough force. The dog survived, but if that's the way they treat a dog, then Zack would die for sure as 1Kg could kill him.
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