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Handling Your Gecko when YOU Are Sick

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    Handling Your Gecko when YOU Are Sick

    I have just bought a leo and I have come down with a head cold I have yet to be able to handle him, since I was giving him time to adjust. Would it be okay to let him crawl on my hands if I wash well before handling? Can he get sick from me being sick?






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    Re: Handling Your Gecko when YOU Are Sick

    Hi, you should always wash hands before and after handling (even when your not sick), and no, the lizard won`t catch your cold!
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    Re: Handling Your Gecko when YOU Are Sick

    There are about four frequently reported zoonotic diseases contracted between reptiles and humans (There are many more than can spread, but they are very rarely seen). None of them is "the common cold". Your gecko will not catch your cold. What is more likely, and possible, is that you handle the gecko, leave 'germs' on him, and the next human who handles him gets your cold. But there are a million more direct ways to share a cold with another person.
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