Can You Kiss Leopard Gecko?

lady.gekko

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No. Not for the "ew" factor, but salmonella, other bacterial reasons. Not to mention stress on your pet, and they could bite ya.
 

lillith

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LOL, C'mon - like kissing your favorite people is any less of a germ fest!

I play, I snuggle, then I kiss them on the shoulders sometimes before I put them back. Seriously, you're at more risk of giardia from your dog running around in the park and kissing them.

It's about keeping your pets clean, imo.
 

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There are more people to people disease then reptile to people and vise versa... You are much, much, much, more likely to get something from a cat or dog then any reptile.
 

robin

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i mean you could kiss em if you want to but i wouldn't suggest using tongue :laugh:
 

lillith

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Robin!!! I'm shocked you'd say sucha thing...no, waitaminit...I'm not ;)

Seriously though? Yeah, I don't advocate tongue action in regards to pets either. That's where it crosses the "EWWW!" line...:main_thumbsdown:
 

thestack510

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I wouldn't recommend it. There is a member here named Bonnie Lo (I think that's spelled correct) who has a thread here regarding a kiss that resulted in a very unfortunate accident. You'll have to forgive me, I can't recall her screen name here. It has been a while since I've seen her post. If you find that thread link it to this thread if you don't mind. I'll look for it in the meantime.
 

ajveachster

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I think HJ started a thread about love bites which has her picture in it. I don't care to kiss my reptiles not only because I could get something from them, but for anything I could give them. I've done the nose bump a few times, but that's about it. I can show them plenty of attention/affection without having to kiss them.
 

robin

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I wouldn't recommend it. There is a member here named Bonnie Lo (I think that's spelled correct) who has a thread here regarding a kiss that resulted in a very unfortunate accident. You'll have to forgive me, I can't recall her screen name here. It has been a while since I've seen her post. If you find that thread link it to this thread if you don't mind. I'll look for it in the meantime.

Gothra :)
 
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fikken

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yeah you really shouldn't kiss reptiles in general. they're not like domesticated dogs and cats, reptiles have only been domesticated within the last century where as dog and cats have been for thousands of years. so dogs and cats are more friendly and sociable to humans. i think you risk being bitten, stressing the animal out, getting tail whipped (if its an iguana or something) or just a general bad taste in your mouth if you try to kiss your reptile. some carry salmonella and or other bacterium so its really up to the owner if they want to risk any of that. i dont see a problem with trying to kiss them personally, its up to the owner to risk it. just think if you were a tiny gecko seeing a huge other specie's mouth come at you, what would you do/think?
 
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fikken

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thats true however aquatic turtles and their stool for example have a possibility of passing said bacterium, as far as leos i highly doubt it.
 

robin

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yes aquatic turtle do have the possibility but still you are more likely to get it from improper food preparation than even turtles
 

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