Hi I hope you all can help - this is the best site I've found about Degus.
We got 3 lovely little boys 2 weeks ago, all seem fine and healthy, but one of them (Eenie) is a more portly size than his brothers (Meenie and Minie Mo). He doesn't look unwell, Isn't off his food (obviously), isn't lethagic, but he isn't as spritely like his 2 brothers, he doesn't jump all over the cage, although has no problem getting around, and is very fast when you try and catch him
He does seem to be 'top dog' though, and I've had to start to hand feed them some of their food in the morning, otherwise Eenie will sit in the food bowl
and not let the others in. I'm also being very careful with the food that they eat (degus food with maybe a mini shredded wheat
each, plently of hay and bottled water).
Have I just got a lazy degu? I'm not really sure what size they should be (I can't work out how to put photos on here, even if they'd stay still long enough
) He looks very comfy and the other degu love to sleep on top of him
Is it fair to make him do some exercise (I have a large plastic ball for them), a wheel should be comming tomorrow for their cage, so maybe he'll like that
Anyway so far this board has been very informative so I hope someone can answer my questions.