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Old 12-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can my little fella catch my cold?

Woke up today feelin a bit under the weather. Nothing too serious, just sniffly and tired, with a mild fever. I don't know if I'm being silly or overprotective, but I'm a little nervous about taking my hedgie out of her cage. Can she get sick because of me? I would wash my hands well and keep her away from my face, of course, but I'm not entirely sure if it's a great idea. I'm pretty lonely, as I'm the only one in town for the holidays, and would love the company, but don't wanna do anything that'll hurt her.

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can my little fella catch my cold?

She probably can't get your cold but I always go on the side of caution when I'm sick. As you mentioned, hand washing and keep her further from your face so there is minimal contact.
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