10 Disaster Survival Tips for Pets


Exotic Considerations

Own a more unusual pet? Review the following tips from the ASPCA on what to pack for emergency supplies:

  • Birds: secure travel cage/carrier, blanket (for cold weather to put over cage), spray bottle with water (to moisten feathers during warmer seasons), recent photos, food (remember birds need to eat daily, so a timed feeder is best), and cage liner.
  • Reptiles: pillowcase for emergency transport, sturdy bowl for longer duration (also to allow soaking), heating pad or bottle, food.
  • Small critters (such as hamsters, gerbils, mice): secure carriers, at least a week's worth of bedding materials (such as shredded newspaper or straw), food along with dish, extra water bottle (full), a box or tube for nestling/hiding, salt lick.