Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't kiss that Frog!

Pet frogs are the source of a multistate salmonella outbreak, says the CDC

Water frogs like the African dwarf frogs can be a cute and fun pet for beginners, but keep hands off! These frogs are easy to care for, but handling these frogs is not a good idea. Oils in your skin can irritate their skin, and remember water frogs absorb a lot through their skin, but they've also been linked to some folks getting sick, particularly little kids. Make sure to minimize contact with the animal, using a net not your hands when transferring the frogs from tank to tank, or be sure to wash your hands immediately before and after picking them up.

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