When you have fish or any other types of small animals, you will face moving their homes like cages, aquariums, and terrariums when you move to a new house.
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However, if you plan to do it on your own, we have some tips and tricks below for you.
Terrariums and Aquariums
Aquariums are a bit of work when it comes to moving them. The best tip is to sell all of your fish and start a new aquarium because fish tend to die when their home is moved.
However, you can manage to move the fish safely ONLY if you do it separately. So, just put your fish in a container aside and drain the whole aquarium. Keep a small amount of water just because it will hold good bacteria that can help the fish afterward in the new water.
If you look after plants in the water, you have to put them in bags with water and put them on trays like a baking pan.
Plants need to be moved VERY carefully because they are quite fragile.
Keep in mind to also pack the aquarium’s gravel separately: cleaned for a long distance and uncleaned for a short distance.
When it comes to moving the actual glass aquarium, you have to wrap it in bubble wrap alongside its accessories. You can place all small accessories in the tank, and if you put the tank in a box, you must label it with a FRAGILE sign.
Side note: wait for about a week for your tank to be ready for the fish before adding them to it. This way, the water will develop special bacteria that keep the fish healthy.
When it comes to terrariums, the moving is similar except that you must move a terrarium in one piece. Move your animals to a container, clean out their dishes, lights, rocks, etc. and wrap them up. Label the box with the terrarium accessories as FRAGILE. That’s it!
Unlike terrariums and aquariums, you can safely move your animal, whether it’s a rabbit or a bird, in its cage. Just secure the cage with a seatbelt or secure it on the floor. Cover the cage with a sheet, too. These tips apply to small cages. For big cages, you have to move the animals inside a box with holes and transport the cage on its own.
It’s a good idea to clean out the cage before moving, whether it’s with the animal inside or not.
There is no massive philosophy to it, but it still helps to know a thing or two.
We hope this little guide helped out, and we wish you and your small pets a very happy and safe move!