Are armadillos dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?
Armadillos are build for defense, not for attack. They have tiny mouths with little peg teeth. They are docile and harmless. I do not think an armadillo
poses any threat or risk to pets. As for the risk of transmitting diseases, I think that is extremely low as well.
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Armadillos are small animals. They look clumsy in their protective armor. They are prolific diggers, swimmers and runners. They can swim under water and they are able to hold breathe for over six minutes. They have the snouts that look that of pigs with long tongue that they use while digging to get food. Even if the armadillos may have poor eyesight they have a good smell that can make up for their eyesight.
There are many diseases that are associated with armadillos. They can carry the mycobacterium leprae known to cause leprosy. The armadillos can transmit the leprosy when they attack using their claws. They can carry the rabies and it is the disease known to paralyze any animal that it has affected including the humans. The rabies can only be transmitted through the bites by armadillos but because they bite rarely and it does not have too much risk for humans and pets when it comes to the rabies. The armadillos can also affect the animal with the tapeworms. They are also known to carry salmonella which can be transmitted through fecal matter.
Even if the armadillos do not bite, they are risky to your cat or dog because of the diseases they carry around. When they fear that they are threatened they may claw. When you have armadillos you may be tempted to get rid of them on your own but this is not a good idea especially since you will be putting your home or your family at risk. Because the armadillos are unique animals it is hard for someone who is not qualified to get rid of them. It is advised to call for armadillo’s removal expert who will help you to get rid of the armadillos and he will give you advice on what you should to prevent future infestation. You got yourself a pet, whether it is cat, dog, rabbit, parrot etc, you are excited as well as you will do anything that is essential to keep it safe and sound.
When you trap an adult armadillos you may find after sometime that the adult had babies and when the babies die in your home or near your home it will be hard to get rid of the odor. When you get help of the qualified person he will help you to get rid of the animals wherever they may be.
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