I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other pets?

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I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other pets?

Postby Raicardso » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:38 pm

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My beardie Zeus has had the adenovirus for a while now. I had made a thread about him like 3 months ago asking for advice and all that on him. Just a little update on how hes doing with the virus. He's doing really well right now. He's going to the bathroom a lot more constantly now. AT LEAST every other day instead of how it use to be when it took him 5 days to go to the bathroom. He's throwing up a lot less. His weight is pretty stable at around 620 grams, he's also at 22 inches. Still not eating though so we have to force feed him the critical care food. The carnivore one hurts his stomach so we use mostly the vegetarian one. He also runs around and gets exercise for at least 40 minutes a day ( he LOVES running around).

Anyways this thread isn't about that, it's about if i should avoid getting any other pet? I've been really, really, really interested in getting a leachie gecko recently but I'm hesitant since Zeus has the virus. How contagious is the virus? Since the gecko obviously isn't going to be in the same cage will he mostly likely get it if i let him run around the house also?
Thank you for any response!
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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby Drache613 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:15 pm

Hello,

I am happy to hear he is doing better now & seems to be digesting his food more efficiently.
It sounds like he is more active also, hopefully he is feeling better. At least he is getting some exercise also running around, that is important.
Do you have any pictures of him, he is a good sized dragon at that length.
He is using just the critical care instead of the carnivore care? That is ok, it is just as good!

The virus does not jump species but is species specific so since they wont be housed together, your new gecko will be fine. Just wash your hands though between handling, for best hygiene.

Keep us posted on Zeus.

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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby Raicardso » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:20 am

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There's big poppa (what we call him around the house :D)

Edit- There is the two different types of critical care, the carnivore and herbivore and it seems like the carnivore one hurts his stomach. I think it has too much protein. So we use mainly the herbivore and sometimes mix in some carnivore with it.
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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby Lenewen » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:23 am

Nice looking leatherback! Sorry to hear he's sick. He looks very healthy, you've done a great job taking care of him. Props!
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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby Raicardso » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:10 pm

Lenewen wrote:Nice looking leatherback! Sorry to hear he's sick. He looks very healthy, you've done a great job taking care of him. Props!

Thank you very much! Since he's our only beardie he gets to get spoiled :P
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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby pscaulkins » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:59 pm

A very nice looking dragon. I would say wash hands after handling but I would do this with a negative dragon also.
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Re: I have a beardie with adenovirus, should i avoid other p

Postby Raicardso » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:32 am

pscaulkins wrote:A very nice looking dragon. I would say wash hands after handling but I would do this with a negative dragon also.

Thank ya! Yeah we go through a lot of hand sanitizer here :P
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