Salmonella, need reassurance?

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Salmonella, need reassurance?

Postby poisonouspanic » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:48 pm

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Is anyone else terrified of getting salmonella from their beardie?? (I have bad health anxiety) I don't know how rare it is, but I tried to look it up and all of the articles are seriously scary.

I just cleaned up my beardie's waste (using gloves) but the chalky white part was stuck on his rock, so I used water to get it off/loosen it up, and the smell came at me hard. Im terrified I'm gonna get sick now because I might have inhaled some salmonella particles or something. 😬 Can someone give me some reassurance of this happening to them and it turning out fine, or just some general reassurance I'm hopefully gonna be okay??
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Re: Salmonella, need reassurance?

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:36 pm

Hi there, don't worry about inhaling particles. If that were possible all b.d owners would have become sick many times over. I've raised loads of beardies when I was breeding them, I've cleaned 10's of 1,000's of messes and I do nothing more than wash my hands afterwards. Just use common sense, don't let beardie crawl on eating surfaces oor directly on your pillow [ even that would pose only a very small risk ] and you will be fine.
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Re: Salmonella, need reassurance?

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Agreed with AHBD. :)

I've had dragons for over 20 years and haven't got sick with it. And if I have, it's been so mild I didnt even know. Many salmonella cases go undiagnosed because the symptoms dont always warrant getting checked for it in the first place.

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Re: Salmonella, need reassurance?

Postby saraho » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Charlie is my education animal at the library. I always encourage kids to pet him gently and I always have hand sanitizer available for them afterwards. Personally I think if I'm going to catch a disease, it will be from the roaches I raise to feed him.
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