Are any disease or stuff like that you can catch off your guinea pig?

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Harriet7

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i was reading the thing about ringworm and was unsure what it was so i google imaged it now little bit scared now:{@) i so i wondered if there were any more stuff that which you can get?:... if there are none that would be lovely:))

not that, that would stop me getting them anyways:)

hopeful:...
 

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Ringworm is a fungal skin complaint that can be transmitted between species. Of course, it is a lot less severe for us humans and can be avoided with good hygiene - which is basically the most important thing you can do to prevent from catching anything. I use gloves for cleaning out my guinea pigs and always wash my hands when I've handled them or their poos.

Otherwise, there is precious little that can be transmitted. I would be careful about cuddling with my piggies when I have a severe cold/flu or a tummy bug, but again, with good hygiene there won't be any problems.
 
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