Take a bite out of the first 5 of the top
10 reptile diseases!
Over 5 million turtles, snakes, lizards, & other
reptiles were pets in the U.S. in 2011.
This shellection of reptile diseases is
Chronic wasting disease can have infection rates of 79% in captive deer herds.
Nearly 80% of white-tailed deer are infected with the meningeal worm in endemic regions.
There are over 300 pet ferrets per 1000 pet-owning households in the U.S.
Ferrets are illegal in California,
Washington DC, and New York City.
Up to 15-40% of asymptomatic birds will test positive for avian bornavirus, the cause of proventricular dilatation disease.
Bird owners made up 43% of humans with psittacosis between 1987 and 1996.