Do you own reptiles? Do you feed your reptiles rats, mice or chicks? You may be at risk for salmonella poisoning. Mice Direct issued a recall for frozen rats, mice and chicks earlier today. Mice Direct reports that possibly 30 people – not the reptiles – have gotten salmonella poisoning.
The lesson is, as always, crystal clear: it is probably not best to further the breeding of pet reptiles that eat other living things. Oh, yeah, and salmonella can cause disease and death. The symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.
I need to compile a “top ten crazy recalls” at some point. This reptile food recall is a top ten nominee.