Re: Do Iguanas have diseases that could infect humans?
Posted by Brian on 4/30/2016, 7:28 pm, in reply to "Do Iguanas have diseases that could infect humans?"
Nothing lethal. The whole fear factor about samonella in iguanas is often times overplayed. Yes they have salmonella.. so do you and I, its more or less a matter of what bacterial strain it is and the bacteria count. A well taken care of iguana is typically going to have a safe, balanced bacteria load. The chemicals in the pool would probably kill the bacteria I would guess. I am sure birds have dropped a million turds in that water, and like iguanas they too have salmonella like any other critter. |
Water DOES however make them poop.. 3 different stages in their poop... A clear fluid substance, an egg yolk like substance and a brown turd. I am sure the filter would eventually clear it out, but thats a gross factor to me.