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RE: LOL @ Frank.

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Posted by: Calparsoni at Fri Dec 30 14:41:07 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Calparsoni ]  
   

So you really think it is a good idea to house 2 wild caudght reptiles from 2 differen parts of the world?

I've news for you, unless you are keeping animals from different parts of the world in separate buildings you are housing them together. It does not matter if they are in separate enclosures they are still in close enough contact that any pathogens are going to spread between them. furthermore if red eared sliders were going to cause any serious problems with monitors it would have happened by now right in southeast asia. Most of those ponds at the buddhist temples that are full of turtles are loaded with red eared sliders.I seem to recall that they are one of the most invasive reptile species out there and have established populations world wide. A friend of mine who taught at SU once told me a story of one of his students who smuggled 2 turtles back from Thailand that she stole from a buddhist temple. Care to guess what species they were? On a personal note (and I am aware of the potential risks.) I kept a male cordylus tropidosternum in with a pair of grandis day geckos for over 10 years. for some reason that is where he ended up. The particular pair of day geckos he was housed with produced eggs better than any other pair of day geckos I had such good production that I refused to move the cordylid lizard in fear that doing so would screw up my egg production.


   

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