Weird .. but something to think about!

Frostbyte

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This isnt an everyday thought 4 most people , but 4 me its everytime I handle my T . Most people dont know this but ( I deal with dart frogs alot ) how many times have you handled a T without BEFORE and AFTER washing your hands ? I was told Ts can smell taste really well ... so I make sure I dont eat and then handle a T .. same goes with a detergent , lotion or cleaner. Even more so AFTER .. hairs they may flick .. without U seeing then U rub your eyes !! This can be bad .. Just a few things to think about for Your safety and your T !
 

skadiwolf

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i have reptiles which can carry salmonella and kingsnakes which will happily bite me if i smell like another snake since they're cannibals. :)

i wash my hands before and after EVERY time i play with any of my animals albeit dogs, ferrets, birds, reptiles, Ts, etc.

it's just a smart thing to do anyway. protects them if before and you if after.
 

skinheaddave

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I will admit that I am a little lax about washing my hands before handling animals. I am always quite diligent about washing my hands afterwards, though.

Cheers,
Dave
 

RugbyDave

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i'm with dave.

I'm down with washing after, especially some of the real real REAL fuzzy bugs!

but before.. well.. you forget sometimes. I don't really handle my T's,though, so no big deal.

peace
dave
 

Arachnopuppy

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Since I don't react at all to urticating hair, or anything in that matter, I never wash my hands before nor after handling.
 

RugbyDave

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i don't know many people who do react to the hairs very badly, but its more for the whole "getting them in your eye-irritant" thing.


it takes all kinds, though!
peace
dave
 

conipto

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I wash my hands religiously before any handling of food or T's. I'm a smoker, and tend to worry about residual nicotine on my hands. Aftewards, unless I've been bombarded by a new worlder I don't usually bother washing the hands. I often switch from one T to another without washing as well.. Never had any problems there..

Bill
 
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