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Does shipping scare them?

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 8:27 pm
by loljelloclowdz
I remember being so worried that Mari was scared when she was in transit from Kids And Dragons in Texas all the way to me (I’m near NYC.) She had a delay and was in transit for an additional 24 hours, so by the time she arrived, I found her smooshing herself into the top of the deli cup (The heat pack was ice cold because it was March and the transit delay.) Anyways, there were claw marks in the cup where she was wall surfing during transit :( Luckily it’s been 3 months, so she likely got over it, but do you think she was scared being in there?

Re: Does shipping scare them?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:25 am
by CooperDragon
I'm sure being shipped is stressful and they don't understand what is going on. If they are well packaged they tend to be relatively safe at least. Fortunately they forgive and forget pretty well so it didn't likely cause any long term issues. Most of them are shipped somewhere at young ages.

Re: Does shipping scare them?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:28 am
by loljelloclowdz
CooperDragon wrote:I'm sure being shipped is stressful and they don't understand what is going on. If they are well packaged they tend to be relatively safe at least. Fortunately they forgive and forget pretty well so it didn't likely cause any long term issues. Most of them are shipped somewhere at young ages.


Yeah, I prefer shipping them from a breeder who I know did their research and actually raised the beardies with lots of love and care as opposed to going to Petco or Petsmart and buying a hatchling that is way too young for inexperienced owners (If you screw up their lighting and use those horrendous dual-fixtures or coils, you’re gonna mess up their body for life), mealworms and pellets in its gut (impaction warning), ADV, inbred genetics, or yellow fungus. I don’t know where chain stores get their animals from, but I fear it’s from mills with suffering or mistreated animals.