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Can squirrels have rabies?

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My friends has a pet squirrel. Can it get rabies? Is there a rabies shot for squirrels?
asked Oct 6, 2013 in Exotic Rodents by anonymous

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Squirrels can be rabid but it is extremely rare. Unless you notice the animal behaving strangely or it appear ill, there's nothing to worry about. And illness doesn't mean rabies. You would have to be bitten by a squirrel and even then, the risk is very small. In the U.S. there have never been any cases of rabies reported because of a bite from these animals.
answered Oct 14, 2013 by (36,420 points)