Ok. My Adult Male Degu, Bonzi, has been trying to mate with his sons. x.x
Well, they don't like it AT ALL, so when he tries to do so, they start screaming at each other and end up being a fighting ball of brown fur. The 3 little boys, miraculously, don't have any showing of any swelling, scratches, marks, cuts, etc. Two days ago, the only injury I saw on Bonzi, was a small scratch on this back, nothing major, and his nose was cut a small bit. It didn't seem to hurt him when I touched it, so I just left it.
Well, today, about 30 minutes ago, my sister brought Bonzi downstairs and showed me his nose. It was completely cut up. It's all raggy and red from a small amount of blood. I put Bonzi in a temp cage by himself right next to the cage where the others are so they can still see and talk to each other, but can not engage in physical activity. He seems OK, but I don't know. =/
I know very well from reading stories of sorts where Degus are great at hiding and pain until it's too late. I don't think that his body itself is hurting or has anything wrong that can effect him, but with his nose cut up, I don't know if he can breath well or not.
Like I said, he seems ok, but I just don't know for sure. If anyone can help me with this, please, please post here, or send me a PM or an e-mail.
Last edited by Dragonrain; 08-24-2009 at 05:53 PM.
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