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#1 babettebeau

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:18 PM

Hello

 

I will use my fridge/freezer in the kitchen to hibernate by two Hermann yearlings. Obviously i will clean/disinfect thoroughly the fridge before and after hibernation and i will not use the fridge to store personal food and beverage during the hibernation.

 

The reason why i want to use my fridge is because it is a good quality one and reliable brand (Bosch), it has an airflow system for the fridge part and it is fairly new.

 

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My question: Is this type of fridge suitable?  

 

I guess it will be fine and for extra caution i will not put the tortoise boxes at the bottom of the fridge where the vegs drawer is, so that it is away from the freezer, although there is a physical separation between fridge and freezer.

 

Your opinion would be very appreciated. Please let me know your thoughts and experience for this type of fridge.

 

Thank you so much.

 

Sabina

 

 

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 09:30 PM

Hi Sabina. As I understand it fridge freezers cannot be used as there is a higher risk of problems. I'm not sure what these are as I don't use a fridge. I'm sure someone will explain the reason.

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:52 PM

Thanks, I'll wait for additional feedback.
If it turns out to be not recommended I'll buy a small larder fridge this weekend :))

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 01:28 PM

To be on the safe side I bought a larder fridge this morning because when yesterday i looked at the specifications of my kitchen fridge, the system uses the cool air of the freezer (freezer is bottom part) to cool the fridge (fridge is upper part).

I don't want to risk anything with the two little ones.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:41 PM

I think that would be a much better idea Sabina. Much safer for them.




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