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Mixing species is it ok?
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PostSubject: Mixing species?   Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:59 pm

OK after a was chatting to a friend today we had the converstaion on whether or not it's ok to mix species in one viv i.e. co-inhabiting. I gave my point of view and backed it up with the reasons to support my answer.

So please let us know your views and the reasons why to support your theory.

also have a look at this site: http://desertviv.blogspot.com/ the guy on there has managed to mix several differnt reps.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:35 pm

Well, since you called, personally, I would not. It just seems too risky for me, the physiology and the behavioral aspects of it would disagree with them going together, at least for a majority of species.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:48 pm

There are many aspects to consider: Physiology, epidemiology, behavior, etc. For the maximum safety of all the animals involved, I would not mix species. Many could suffer unseen stress from such activity.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:53 pm

it realy depends on what types of reptile yuh want to mix
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:28 pm

people say frogs do well....

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:34 pm

what types of frog are yuh thinkin of mixin
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:37 pm

im just thinking of frogs and reptiles in general
if it is safe to mix frogs then i may consider it. like the frogs i posted in the viv section

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:51 pm

I dont think they would live side by side in the wild ...in captivity they dont have a choice, so i would say no
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:35 pm

fair point tilly.

who where the people who said "depends"?
it would be great to here your opinion Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:42 am

Just looked at the pics thats great ..but not many of us could have a set up that large..thus giving the animals breathing space.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:12 am

yea it is a bit of a big set-up lol
but he does have a lot of aniamls in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:52 pm

Amphibians are a bit different then reptiles. WHich i don't know too much about, but i do reptiles, and it's NEVER a good idea to mix species IMO, i personally don't mix herps of the same species everyone has there own tanks i don't house anything together.

Too many problems occur, food, temps, illnesses.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:03 am

This topic was well covered on another UK forum so without repeating what has been said. When mixing species there are couple of factors which has to be considered. Species compatibility, temperature, humidity and experience should cover some important steps.
Those in doubt would be making a mistake to house any common rat snake with a California King for obvious reasons.
Illness should not be a factor due to the correct procedures being followed before incorporating any new animal to a collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing species?   Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:50 pm

I would not recommend it to anyone. No 2 species have the exact same enviornment temps, so on and so forth. They maybe similar, but aren't we as owners trying to improve their habitats and keep them as healthy as possible. By mixing any 2 species you are taking away that ability to one or the other herp.
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