Shipping reptiles is a serious matter and can be done safely by using the right packaging. Insulated boxes will help stabilize the temperatures while animals are in transit to their destination. In many cases, maintaining the temperatures inside of the packaging can be done by using heat packs, ice packs and phase22 packs. Reptile shipment boxes are kept indoors in climate controlled conditions for part of their journey, but it is a good idea to only ship when outside temperatures are moderate, above freezing and below 80 for many species as they will be briefly subjected to the elements while being loaded and transported on delivery vehicles. Further insulating around the containers that hold live animals with paper packing materials can dampen some of the outside noises and temperature changes to help keep the trip as stress free as possible.