Wild rabbits do carry diseases associated with parasites and bacteria, according to the House Rabbit Society. It is important to use caution when handling wild rabbits.Know More
One of the most common diseases carried by wild rabbits is tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. Tularemia is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans. It can be contracted through contact with blood or the tissue of infected animals. Deer flies and ticks can also transmit tularemia. Symptoms include skin ulcers at the point of infection and swollen lymph nodes.
Rabbits may also carry myxomatosis, a type of pox that only affects rabbits. Calicivirus disease, also known as rabbit hemorrhagic disease, is a highly contagious and fatal disease affecting wild and domestic rabbits exclusively.Learn more about Mammals
Both wild and pet rabbits can eat lettuce according to the House Rabbit Society. Pet owners should feed rabbits a balanced diet of purchased food pellets, hay, fruits and vegetables.Full Answer >
A person can find a baby rabbit available for adoption by searching through the rabbits on Petfinder or by visiting a rabbit rescue group, such as the House Rabbit Society. Rabbits make great pets for people who do not mind digging or chewing habits and love to watch their pets interact with the world as much as they like to interact with their pets.Full Answer >
According to the DFW Wildlife Coalition, possums are highly resistant to a variety of animal diseases, such as distemper and rabies. Testing of wild possum populations has shown no recurring incidences of rabies. A common theory is that the possum's consistently low body temperature does not allow for the rabies virus to survive well. It is still very important to consult with a physician if bitten or scratched by a possum.Full Answer >
Armadillos are subject to leprosy and are one of the few nonhuman species affected. Armadillos also serve as a natural reservoir for Chagas disease, a tropical disease caused by microscopic parasites.Full Answer >