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RE: mixed species enclosures

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Posted by: KevinM at Fri Mar 27 19:14:59 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

I think Vic has done a remarkable job of politely answering your question and his answer is not to mix them. As he stated, their is the aggression factor and the hybridization factor. Even if you worked those factors out, you may still be exposing your mixed animals to parasites they are not accustomed to and could be potentially deadly. Also respiratory diseases. The general rule of thumb, DONT MIX SPECIES. Even a few hours together could expose each other to urine and feces, mucous secretions, etc. that harbor parasites, bacteria, viruses that they are not accustomed to. This is more prevelant in wild caught imported animals such as your rescues.


   

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