Kids Face Diseases From Having Hamsters, Exotic Pets

October 7, 2008

A new study has shown that hamsters, as well as other exotic pets such as lizards, monkeys can pose a major health risk to childiren and the elderly.<br /> ...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that hamsters, as well as other exotic pets such as lizards, monkeys can pose a major health risk to children and the elderly.

Exotic pets are becoming very common in the U.S., with the report stating that 40,000 U.S. homes have hedgehogs as pets.

There are many other homes which have animals such as monkeys, iguanas, etc.

These exotic pets are very dangerous, as they can cause infection, and the development of allergies in kids.

Not only that, but they can also spread disease such as salmonella

These exotic pets are often brought into the U.S. illegally, and pose a major health concern for those with weak immune systems.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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