What diseases can you get from a bearded dragon?
Common health conditions of pet bearded dragons include metabolic bone disease, infectious stomatitis (‘mouth rot’), parasites, respiratory infections, and adenovirus infection. “If they are well looked after, with a good diet and proper environment, bearded dragons are reasonably hardy animals.”
Can I get salmonella from my bearded dragon?
Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning. In the last two years, 132 people in 31 states have been infected with a rare form of salmonella bacteria. They can appear clean and healthy but still be shedding bacteria, experts say.
Can humans get pinworms from reptiles?
It can be completely normal for your reptile to have pinworms since they typically contract them from eating infected mice or insects. People can also get these worms passed on to them through reptiles, so it is always important to wash your hands after handling a reptile.
Can lizards get sick from humans?
SalmonellaSalmonella are commonly found in all types of reptiles and can spread from reptiles to humans when something contaminated with reptile feces is placed in the mouth. Salmonella infection causes diarrhea, headache, fever and stomach cramps and can result in septicaemia (blood poisoning).