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Posted by: LNMS at Sat Dec 20 19:27:05 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LNMS ]  
   

I know this forum is usually used by teens to talk about who has what and share pictures, but I think it's the appropriate spot ask my question. Is it safe to have reptiles with kids, in regards to disease transmission? I mean, even if the herps had their own room and I washed my hands after being in there, couldn't my clothes and everything else still be carrying germs? Does salmonella testing guaruntee that it's okay? Could it carry other illnesses? This is just something that I've been thinking about for the future because I'd like to breed some reptiles on the side but also raise a family. Currently, when I handle my herps, I don't let them touch my clothes usually or furniture because I don't expect to wash all those off and am afraid that I will make contact with it. Then I see pictures of little kids with reptiles and families that have iguanas and tortoises that they allow some free roam, and everything kids are around ends up making some indirect contact with their mouth (or direct.) Help me understand all this.

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