Elijah's Story link

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  1. Naimi

    Naimi Well-Known Member

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    Hi Girls,

    I don't know if any of you also use I-am-pregnant.com as well as here, but I found this link to a very heart wrenching story called Elijah's Story. It's about a family who owned a lizard and wasn't aware of the effects they can have on a new born baby. I had no idea they were so dangerous till reading this, so i thought maybe I could enlighten some other people too. If you've already seen this, thanks for reading anyway.

    YouTube - elijah's story

    Hope you are all well
    Naimi xx
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles WoBbLeWoBbLe
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    That was so sad :(

    the poor family. I wonder if anything was ever done about the pet shops.
     
  3. Naimi

    Naimi Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was very sad. Sometimes i think people sue companies for the wrong reasons and with only money in mind, but I think this is one occasion where I hope they did sue and got some money to help ease the stress of having to raise a child that needs as much care as Elijah does.
     
  4. paradysso

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    As far as i know if ever u buy any reptile (in this country) the shop really make sure u know what ur doing as there not the easiest creature to look after. my neighbour had a huge iguana and a bearded dragon, but i thought it was common knowlege they carried samonella. and its very very important to keep surfaces very clean in any room the lizard goes and especially after touching them.

    i think if any person owns any exotic animal, they should really look into how to look after the animal etc. i do feel sorry for the family but im very suprised they were not aware of this risk
     
  5. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    we hav 2 lizards and im gobsmacked nobody told us of the dangers of reptiles!
     
  6. Imi

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    I serously wouldn't have them in the house :(

    xxx
     
  7. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    That was so sad :cry:
     
  8. ablaze

    ablaze lucky mum of one of each!

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    gosh tht made me cry! i waqsnt even slightly aware of teh risks!
     
  9. paradysso

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    :wacko: did u buy from an exotic pet store?
     
  10. twinkletoes

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    awww thats so sad. i was crying my eyes out watching that. i never knew repitles carried salmonella
     

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