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Emergency Evacuation Preparedness
Living in Southern California it is not a case of IF a disaster hits - but WHEN it will hit. Will you be prepared? If you do not plan and prepare before the emergency - you will be in trouble when it does hit. It is critical that you are prepared when a disaster hits. Below you will find some basics in emergency and evacuation preparation.
Please review these preliminary files and sign up for our Emergency Evacuation training class by completing the form - CLICK HERE.
Reptile/Amphibian Evacuation Containers
Disposable storage containers (vented) – assorted sizes
Rubbermaid/Sterilite Storage tubs (vented) – assorted sizes
Portable Plastic Critter Keepers – assorted sizes
Animal Kennels – assorted sizes
Herp Tanks & Cages
Pillow Cases (king size)
Drawstring Bags (cloth – assorted sizes)
Emergency Evacuation Supplies
If possible - Evacuate animal in original habitat – esp. important for amphibians. (remove loose items – branches, dishes, etc. & transport with animals)
Pillowcases (King size preferred)
Disposable storage containers
Minimal Basic Care Requirements
Snakes - heat (80-85 degrees); water bowl or soaking (can go without food for up 2 weeks or longer dependent on species.)
Lizards – heat (80-85 degrees); water bowl, food dish - require daily food
Frogs – heat (75-80 degrees*); water, food (Will only consume live prey) provide food 3-4x per week
Toads – heat (70-80 degrees*); water, food (Will only consume live prey) provide food 3-4x per week
Turtles & Tortoises – heat (75-80 degrees*); water, food - feed at least 3x per week
Arachnids – heat (75–80 degrees*); shallow water, food (generally will only consume live prey) feed at least 1x per week
*Species Specific requirements vary – this is a general safe range to allow adequate heat for basic life function.
Evacuation Site - Herp Safety Check List
1. Insure proper ventilation on all enclosures – but avoid drafts
2. Insure all enclosures are secure! Locks and or duct tape
3. Daily hydration - all
4. Daily food – lizards & turtles, tortoises
5. Avoid Cross contamination – wash or sanitize between animal handlings – avoid
alcohol contact on animal skin
Herp/Avian Evacuation Food Kits
Baby Food – Meat, Meat & Veggie Combination, Fruit - apples, pears, blueberries, banana (for enticing food consumption not daily diet), Veggies - pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, winter veggies preferred, No corn or mixes with grains
Canned Feeder Insects
Frozen Veggies – green beans & peas, mixed veggies (No corn)
Frozen Feeder Rodents (mice and rats) for extended evacuation periods
Rubber coated Gerber baby spoons & feeder syringes
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