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Old 31-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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Today I got asked the following question "It is safe to hibernate hermans,marginated and spur thighs in the same shed, the tortoises will be in their own individual insulated boxes?

My answer was No as mixing species could still risk viruses etc.

Could I please have your opinions????

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Old 31-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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I'd have thought it would be fine
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Old 31-08-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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I don't understand your rational. They are in their own individual containers/enclosures. How is this different than having many different species in different enclosures in the same room or yard.

I would think there would be no problems at all.

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Today I got asked the following question "It is safe to hibernate hermans,marginated and spur thighs in the same shed, the tortoises will be in their own individual insulated boxes?

My answer was No as mixing species could still risk viruses etc.

Could I please have your opinions????

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Old 31-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #4
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Ok thank you for your comments........
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Old 31-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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I am not an expert in any way, but I would have thought it'd be OK, they are in boxes, diaseases can't pass through plastic?
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Old 31-08-2011, 07:39 PM   #6
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That's the great thing about this forum, It's great to get a second opinion!
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Old 31-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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Hi I keep the same species you mentioned all in the same shed, with dividers for species/sex's & they are fine. I wouldnt have thought it would be any different hibernating them in the same area.
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How about in the same fridge?
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As long as they have seperate barriers.

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Hibernating mixed species in a shed would be ok , however i wouldn't mix species if you intend to use the fridge method .
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