Naked Dog Mom
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: north of Atlanta
Baby degus and dust baths
Do baby degus know how to take dust baths by instinct or do their parents teach them? At what age do they normally start to use a dust bath?
The book I have says that they can have a dust bath at 14 days, and ours are 4 weeks and will walk through the dust bath and try and eat it, but don't bathe in it. When we get them out to play, they come alone, though, because Sage is too difficult to capture to get out to play every day. Do they need their mother to teach them? Or will they eventually learn on their own?
Momma to three pups:
Ein, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (black headed tri) born 7/12/2004
Tucker, golden colored lab mix, rescue - est dob fall 2004
Colleen rough collie (sable and white), rescue - est dob: 2003-2004