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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Where can I purchase Degu's?

I'm having the hardest time trying to find where I can adopt/purchase 2 female Degu's in the South Florida area. I have tried Petfinder.com, Craigslist, Yahoo Answers, and countless other Google websites.

Does anyone know any breeders in my area? or any breeders with Degu's that will ship? (Or is shipping bad? Sorry, I have no idea!).

Thanks in advance
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Have you asked the local shelters and pet shops?

Sorry I can't help more, I'm nowhere near you.

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Have you asked the local shelters and pet shops?

Sorry I can't help more, I'm nowhere near you.

No, no calls, although I have never seen a Degu in any pet store here.

And if there were any up for adoption in shelters wouldn't they be on Petfinder?
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i was just looking online and would this help you out in anyway?
http://www.degus.com/babydegus.html

does any1 know her color??
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No, no calls, although I have never seen a Degu in any pet store here.

And if there were any up for adoption in shelters wouldn't they be on Petfinder?
Even if a pet store doesn't stock them, they might know of stores or breeders that do. In fact, they might even be able to order some for you (there's an exotics pet store near my house that does this).

Not every shelter puts their pets on Petfinder. And even ones that do aren't as likely to put up the smaller pets or exotics like degus. Pets also aren't put up instantly--the shelter has to update their Petfinder account and some shelters can be slow about updating.

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I have never even held a Degu before...I don't want to go ordering something I haven't seen Gah, this is complicated.
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I have never even held a Degu before...I don't want to go ordering something I haven't seen Gah, this is complicated.
I hate to say it but when it comes to exotics like degus, you can't expect to just find a breeder or rescue nearby . You really have to look and sometimes wait a while.

I still think your best bet is to make some phone calls to see if any pet stores know of a breeder. Or just keep checking sites like Craigslist.

Have you ever seen degus available in your area? They're legal in your town/city, right?

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I hate to say it but when it comes to exotics like degus, you can't expect to just find a breeder or rescue nearby . You really have to look and sometimes wait a while.

I still think your best bet is to make some phone calls to see if any pet stores know of a breeder. Or just keep checking sites like Craigslist.

Have you ever seen degus available in your area? They're legal in your town/city, right?
Yes, they are legal here.

I've never even heard of Degus until 2 days ago on the internet. Today I visited 2 pet stores, they didn't have any.
If they are so rare, why are they so inexpensive?
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Yes, they are legal here.

I've never even heard of Degus until 2 days ago on the internet. Today I visited 2 pet stores, they didn't have any.
If they are so rare, why are they so inexpensive?
They aren't rare everywhere, it depends on the area (and it seems that your area is one of them). Which is also why the price varies.

In some places, I've seen them sell for almost $50. Where I live, you can find them for $10 because we happen to have a breeder in the area. Once I bought a degu for $5 because a store had a surplus of them.

That's pretty much what it comes down to--whether or not you have a breeder nearby.

But like I said, degus are exotic pets. The average pet store isn't going to order them which is why it takes a bit of searching. Since I don't live anywhere near you I can't give you names of breeders or anything (I wish I could), all I can do is offer tips based on my own experiences (degus weren't always so common where I live and it took me quite a while to get my first pair).

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