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One step all exotic pet owners can take ahead of time is to create a pet emergency supply kit that can be stored with your family emergency supply kit in a waterproof container. (Online resources are available to further help you compile an emergency kit.) Your kit should include:
Dr. Doug Mader, a veterinarian who works with exotic pets in Florida and writes on hurricane preparedness, says other factors to consider when getting pets ready for a hurricane include bringing indoors any pets housed outside, such as birds in aviaries and turtles and fish in ornamental ponds. Aquatic pets can be housed inside in temporary tanks powered by battery-operated filters and air pumps, if need be. Dr. Mader says that, in the face of a hurricane, pet owners should not:
Birds love to fly, and many reptiles like the water. But the wind and rain of a hurricane can be too much for any pet to survive. With advance planning and an escape route, you, your family and your pets —furry, feathered and scaled —can all make it through safely.
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