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04-04-2013 12:26 AM
momIImany
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

lol
04-04-2013 12:24 AM
reedwoman814
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Quote:
Originally Posted by momIImany
Smack yourself reedwoman814. You're over-thinking again. Relax.

WAP!!!
04-03-2013 11:02 PM
momIImany
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Smack yourself reedwoman814. You're over-thinking again. Relax.
04-03-2013 07:41 PM
fionas_mommy
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Oh good! I'm glad you're feeling a little more at ease. We all worry so much for our hedgie babies! so I totally understand your concern lol I'm sure little Aeris is perfectly fine. Altho, I think she'd like a little more attention on here...i.e. you should post more pics of her i am in loveee with her mask!
04-03-2013 10:05 AM
reedwoman814
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Well, spoke to the vet's office and the vet agreed with you that most viruses are species specific and that I should set my mind at ease. I'll try. lol I will definitely be washing my hands a lot and keeping her away from my face though.
04-03-2013 09:32 AM
reedwoman814
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

I really really really hope you're right. But from what I understand the exact same strain of herpes simplex that causes cold sores in humans is transferable to rabbits and vice versa.
04-03-2013 08:43 AM
fionas_mommy
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Again, this is me speaking from knowledge of cats and dogs. If I'm not mistaken, animals can harbor other viruses without being affected themselves...so that's how some people get viral infections from their pets. All I can say is usuallyyy viruses are species specific.
04-03-2013 08:37 AM
fionas_mommy
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Cold sores are so common tho so it was probably coincidental. Again, canine and feline herpes is only transferable between other cats and dogs. Id assume hedgie DNA is also too different from our own to be affected by human viral infections as in the case of cats and dogs
04-03-2013 08:17 AM
reedwoman814
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

My internet research shows one case of hedgie herpes and it was fatal. It was unknown where hedgie got it but was reported that human family members suffered from occasional cold sores. :'(
04-03-2013 01:59 AM
GoodandPlenty
Re: Scared.. hedgehog kisses.. herpes?

Of course, bacteria can certainly be passed to you, especially from contaminated quills (poop and pee flying round and round in the wheel, for example). But I take my chances. Germs that don't make you sick make you stronger. Ha!
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