can parasites be induced

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can parasites be induced

Postby SkittlesK » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Hey guys I'm freaking out.
I just tried to feed my bearded dragon red runners & I feel like I stressed him out
He didnt go for them & they are just way too quick.
Can you induce parasites through stress is that even possible?

& How long do parasites stick to an environment?
Like if it was on my floor in my room or on my temp gun for example how long would coccidia be present
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Re: can parasites be induced

Postby claudiusx » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Hi there,

A lot of times dragons will have parasites present in their systems, but a normal healthy immune system can keep them in check and the numbers low enough to not pose any real issue. During times of stress the bodys immune system is weakened and parasite numbers can potentially climb, but they typically will fall back to normal levels once the dragon isn't stressed.

As far as how long parasites can stick around an environment, it all depends on the parasite. If you are worried about parasites being on a surface, cleaning should be sufficient to kill/remove any potential parasites.

Why are you worried about parasites from the red runners?

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Re: can parasites be induced

Postby SkittlesK » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Not worried about parasites from the red runners.

I had dealt with parasites last year with my adult.
So I was wondering if they could 'be sticking around' like still in the house or if they had died due to not having a host. I'm talking about coccidia mainly

Or if parasites could be induced through stressful situations.
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Re: can parasites be induced

Postby claudiusx » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:46 pm

No the parasites won't magically appear in your dragon out of no where. The dragon would have to be exposed to them.

And if it's been a year, I wouldn't worry at all.

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Re: can parasites be induced

Postby SkittlesK » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:49 pm

Okay thanks
I just get way too OCD sometimes over things like this.
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