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Hey everyone!

Someone who works in the petstore I go to told me that my rats can catch my cold and vice versa.. Is this true? I really want to know, because I loooove giving my rats kisses, but I don't want to make them sick...
 

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They can not catch flu, colds or strep throat. (Although me personally, I would still be cautious with strep throat and not handle closely to face or give kisses) There are many different strains of strep bacteria. They can catch strep pneumoniae.which is why it is so important to catch respiratory infections before it turns to pneumonia. Pneumonia can be very fatal to rats.
 
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