Reptile Shipping Information:

Crimson Exotics Reptile Rescue can ship live reptiles and amphibians anywhere in the continental United States (and certain places in Alaska; reach out for details). We use FedEx Priority Overnight with the help of a FedEx reptile shipping partner.

Shipping FAQ:

How are reptiles shipped?

Reptiles are shipped priority overnight with FedEx through an authorized reptile shipping partner. Animals arrive the day after they are shipped. We use specially-designed boxes and supplies to ensure animals are very safe. Crimson Exotics' shipping procedures exceed the industry standards because we are focused above all on the safety of the animals in our care. Our shipments follow all Lacey Act and IATA guidelines.​

 

Is it safe?

Reptile shipping is safe. We follow strict protocols and monitor the weather (at the origin, destination, and any stops along the way) to ensure that your new animal stays safe in transport! Crimson Exotics Reptile Rescue has facilitated the shipment of dozens of reptiles and amphibians. This knowledge helps us ensure that your new reptile arrives safely to you.

 

How much does reptile shipping cost?

Reptile shipping varies based on your location and the size of the animal. Crimson Exotics​ receives a significant discount for being a rescue. For the average leopard gecko or bearded dragon, shipping costs $30-50. Larger animals are incrementally more expensive to ship. Contact us for a quote.

Where will my animal be shipped?

Crimson Exotics highly recommends that you pick up your new reptile at a FedEx Ship Center if there is one near you. Holding an animal for pickup reduces the chance of a delay and shortens the time your animal is in transit. (Animals held for pickup are available by 9:00 am, but animals delivered to your home may not arrive until the afternoon.) Click here to find your nearest FedEx Ship Center that accepts live reptiles. If you choose shipment to your home, FedEx will deliver your new reptile to your door.

When will my animal be shipped?

Once your adoption application is approved, we will work with your schedule to select a date for your new reptile to be shipped.

 

How long is my animal in transit?

We use priority overnight shipping. Your animal is dropped off at FedEx in the evening and arrives the following day!

 

Do you have any other shipping questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch.