Thawing Mixed Pet for Pythons in the same sink

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    Rob Colbert Not so new Member

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    Hi everyone,. Could I please ask your thoughts. Normally when I thaw food for my reptiles in a warm sink I do it all at the same time.

    Quail, extra large adult rats, mice, pinkies ECT.

    I am starting to wonder if this practice is cross contaminating the scents and confusing the reptiles or if it's fine to do what I have been doing.

    I look forward to your replies
    kind regards Rob
     
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    I just thaw in a bucket or a mug for small amounts of food. Easier to clean. While rats and mice are edible I don't want the smell in my kitchen sink.
     
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    Similar to this, i just put everything in freezer bags, run a bucket of warmish 30c water and dump all the food in and cover it with a handtowel, itll stay warm for hours

    The most important part with defrosting food, is making sure its still warm when you give it to the animal, you have probably noticed putting a frozen item into warm water will almost instantly chill the water, so you might have to change the water every now and then :)
     
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    You will cross scent them, but usually this isn't a problem. I also defrost in warm/hot water. Almost everything I feed is rats and mice, but if I do occasionally use something like Asian House Geckoes I thaw them separately. Probably wouldn't hurt to thaw them all together anyway.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your help with this.

    Kind regards Rob
     
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