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Natalie Clancy

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Hello,
One of my friends is currently sick and I'm not sure if she can hold one of my guinea pigs because I don't know if sickness can be passed from a human to a guinea pig.
Thanks.
 

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I don’t think I’d want to be that close to someone who’s sick either in case they gave me whatever had made them sick.
 

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Hello,
One of my friends is currently sick and I'm not sure if she can hold one of my guinea pigs because I don't know if sickness can be passed from a human to a guinea pig.
Thanks.
If in any doubt, please always avoid contact completely or minimise it as much as possible.

Here is our forum advice for human sickness:
Human Colds/flu And Tummy Bug Advice
(This advice also goes for Covid as while there is not much of direct transmission, there is a small risk of picking up virus that has ended up in the fur if a piggy is kept in a room with a Covid sufferer and been coughed upon. Ideally, piggies are moved out of the room for the time being)
 
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