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Default Can keep Frogs and Caudates is same fridge?

Hello Folks,
May i ask if it is advisable to keep Frogs and Caudates is same fridge?
i keep all my Caudates in a wine fridge to cool them properly.
each species is housed in their own enclosure and not mixed with each other.

Recently i have taken some interest in Bombina orientalis Oriental fire-bellied toad
these small colorful frogs also require cooler temps around 18-26C
i am looking to house a trio of these frogs in their own enclosure but will be in the same wine fridge to cool them.

Is there any danger of doing so?
transmitting diseases and toxins?

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Default Re: Can keep Frogs and Caudates is same fridge?

If you have own instruments for each box (or sterilize them between tanks) I'd think you avoid illness that spread by contact (also good hygiene in hands!). When thinking illness spreading airways, I wonder how far can a newt/toad/frog breethe. I mean if a person has flu, isn't it said that viruses/bacteria can go many meters when coughing or sneezing. If it's such a small animal, might that be only 15-50 centimeters??? So it'd stay inside the tank. But I'm no expert, just guessing here so I hope somebody else will comment, too!



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Default Re: Can keep Frogs and Caudates is same fridge?

Hello Auli and Folks,
Thanks for advice
ya i am not sure if chytrid fungi Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from frogs can spread and infect the caduates by keeping in the same fridge?
i do know BSAL Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans is very deadly to caduates.
trying to find out if it is advisable to keep them in same fridge

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We have an excellent article on amphibian quarantine here: https://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/quarantine.shtml


Your fridge scenario will put animals in close proximity and therefore is not a suitable quarantine environment.



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Hi Mark and Folks
Thanks for advice with this link https://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/quarantine.shtml A very good readup.
so means during quarantine period we should keep separate as far as possible.
after quarantine 30-90 days should be quite safe to house in same fridge?
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after quarantine 30-90 days should be quite safe to house in same fridge?

If kept in separate containers I canít see why not.



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Default Re: Can keep Frogs and Caudates is same fridge?

Hi Mark,
Thanks for kind advice
yes each species are kept in their own escape proof enclosure.
i use Exo-terra Faunariums Large size - 46x30x17cm LxBxH for each species
each Faunarium is place at their own shelves inside the fridge
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