Good evening members. I am interested in peoples thoughts on how long quarantine periods should be for adding new animals to a collection? I have one animal so far and am looking to get about 5 more this coming season. I have read a few different threads about quarantine period lengths and it seems it can be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. I have also read that they should be kept in at least separate rooms if not in completely different buildings? As I live in a two bedroom townhouse all of the above will be difficult but I can likely manage animals in separate rooms but different building will not be possible. I understand that all the animals have to have their own tongs, cleaning equipment and things like that so there is no cross contamination and that hands have to be washed between going near any of the animals for the same reasons. I would like to know how long do you think is reasonable for a quarantine period? 2 years seems excessive but I understand for some peoples collections that may be worth considerable money it would be very wise but for someone who is just starting out, would somewhere between 6 to 12 months be enough? Any advice would be appreciated. Mat.