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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
ItalianBuju
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Unhappy Degu not eating

Hello everyone....

I hope someone can give me information....

I have one lone degu boy....he has been on his own for a year and a half since his brother died, and he is a pretty happy playful cuddling boy...

I noticed that he has not really eaten today.....any of his kibble....this morning he had his vitamin, and then tonight around dinner time, out of desperation, I gave him one piece of pasta, and about four corn flakes, which he ate....

He is drinking, and seems to be his normal self otherwise....I just rubbed some olive oil on his tummy in case it was a problem there....I am just really worried, as they are small, and I know from my other boy that they can go downhill easy....

How long can he go without eating before I really have to worry? As far as I can tell, it has only been about 12-18 hours so far, with only those treats. I put 12 pellets in his bowl, so I can get a clear count in the morning as to what he eats, if anything. Anything I should be looking for, or can do? Taking him to the vet right now is not really an option, as there is only one in my entire area that even sees rodents, and to be honest, both he and his brother have gone there in the past, and he does not seem to know much more than us. Also, I just had surgery this morning and do not drive, so not even really physically possible. Any advice/information would be great. Thanks! I am so worried.....
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