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Fops
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Hi,

I am a little concerned right now about whether turtles can catch a cold... from me.. I've been sick for the past week.. and the turtles are in my room. Is it possible to pass a cold or anything else to them?
Thanks

PS: They don't show any sign of a cold or flu but I just wanted to know.
blejnbaby
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Yes, they can. Wash your hands before you handle them. Don't get them near your face. You could even wear a handkerchief over your face while you clean. They don't just catch colds, they get pneumonia and that can get expensive at a vet. Take it from a vet school student! lol Make sure to wash your hands after because turtles can carry diseases too...
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