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  • [Health-General] Can I get my baby snake sick?

    If I'm sick can I or should I handle my baby red tail? She is the first snake I've owned so I just wanna be well informed. Thanks guys.

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    Re: Can I get my baby snake sick?

    I heard that they cant get sick from us being sick (its supposedly a genetic thing) but im not a 100% positive about it.

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      Re: Can I get my baby snake sick?

      Ok I'll keep that in mind, thanks

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        Re: Can I get my baby snake sick?

        I wouldn't worry. Most viruses can't jump species and the ones that can really don't go from mammals to reptiles. If husbandry is correct and the animal is in good overall condition, they shouldn't succumb to the various bacteria encountered on a daily basis either. We are at far more risk from getting salmonella or a parasite from them and that risk is very small, especially when common sense hygiene is practiced.

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        • #5
          Re: Can I get my baby snake sick?

          Yea she's in good health eating regularly, shedding and deficating normally. I always wash up before and after I handle her, just to be in the habit of it.

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