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    Hi everyone!
    A few days ago I brought home a beautiful ~8-month-old Tremper Albino leopard gecko called Lemon. He is still settling into his home and has been hiding away in his humid hide most of the time that he's been in the tank. I am at university (not in university accommodation but my own house) but I will be travelling home over Xmas for a couple of weeks, and same again at easter. I'll be taking Lemon's tank with me so I'm hoping the moving won't be too stressful for him, considering he'll be used to his environment and it's only moving from A to B? It's only an hour in the car and he was fine when I brought him home from the breeder. If anyone has any experience with moving leos around quite often or has any tips for making the process smooth as possible for him. I would hate to put him through too much stress. thank you!

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    I don't take my pet leos places but when I was selling I would pack them up, be somewhere with them overnight, do the show and then take the ones that I didn't sell back home. I also brought my bearded dragon on a weekend family vacation about an hour away. Everyone has done fine. I say go for it.

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    I moved with both of mine 3 hours to a new house. They were packed into their "travel cages" (little 5 gal tubs that I glued reptile carpet into the bottom and were big enough for a hide. then I taped a reptile shipping heat pack to the bottom of both). My female of course timed it perfect and was in shed the day of the move - that was their only issue, her shed was bad and she needed soaked to get it off her toes later.
    They were in the travel bins for about 8 hours total including the breakdown of their cages, the move, and resetting up the cages. Everything for them changed then because I'd had to pack everything up and both did just fine.
    But a short trip won't hurt him. At worse he may not eat as well for a few days after each drive. Some are more sensitive to stress than others. Both of mine are fairly calm and don't seem to mind me rearranging things on a regular basis.
    I don't take my critters on trips because I have too many and it would stress me out. If Both me and my fiance are going to be gone for more than an overnight trip I get a pet sitter. If we're going to be gone for several days to over a week, I make sure my pet sitter is comfortable feeding the reptiles and I leave a whole list of what their temps and humidity should be and trouble shooting info in case a thermostat breaks or something. The only one that really needs that kind of daily care is the ball python. His humidity needs to be checked twice a day in the winter and often needs to be adjusted.
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