Octopus Transportation

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by thelotharingian, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. thelotharingian

    thelotharingian Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello. I am a college student living in a dorm, and the only pets we can have must live in an aquarium, so I thought it would be cool to get an octopus.

    My biggest concern however is transporting from school to home a couple times a year. Would it be bad to have to do this, maybe three or four times a year when I can't be here in the dorm? Is there a safe way to transport the octopus without causing too much stress?

    Thanks,
    Jonathan
     
  2. Danthemarineman

    Danthemarineman O. bimaculoides Registered

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    In a bag with o2. Just like at the fish shop. If you can get some o2. They can live in there for about 48 hrs.
     
  3. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    I think the main issue you would have to be concerned with is the stress on the animal while trying to catch it, possibly inking in the bag while in transit. Other than that you'd need 2 tanks set up, one in your dorm, one at home. Tearing down a tank and setting it back up would just not be a suitable scenario, and depending on someone else to keep a tank up and running is sketchy.

    I don't think anyone would recommend it honestly.
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Moving them around does cause a lot of stress.

    One year two different bimac owners in two different parts of the country took their pets to school for a day. The octos came back so stressed that BOTH of them tried to escape, with one of the attempts being fatal.

    I think you should choose a more portable pet and save keeping an octopus for later.

    Nancy
     
  5. thelotharingian

    thelotharingian Larval Mass Registered

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    Yeah I have to say I've come to the same conclusion... It would even be stressful to myself. But I'll certain look forward to when I can settle down and get one.
     

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