Fairly new to degus and need some advice
ok heres the run down:
I have 4 females (by my best guess)
2 I purchased 6 months ago Harry and Sally
2 I rescued from another degu owner Eva and Juliet 3 months ago
I kept the 2 pairs separated for 3 months but kept the cages really close and had playtime with all 4
When I rescued Eva and Juliet, Eva had been beaten up on some but healed good and was starting to climb the bars which she hadn't done with the other owner.
When all seemed good at playtime and fed the 4 treats at the same time they were friendly and seemed to have no huge issues. Many boxing matches but seemed in fun.
Now I have 3 sleeping together and Eva sleeping alone. She stays in the dust bath house all the time and when she comes out the others yell at her and chase her around.
I have tried adding vanilla to the bath and it seems to work a little but it is still alot of bullying going on.
The cage is 4ft high, 2 feet long and 1 1/2 feet wide. With 2 bowls for feeding and 2 seperate water bottles I have tons of ladders, ropes, and branches as suggested by another site.
Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated