Naked Dog Mom
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: north of Atlanta
Boys vs. Girls
Our babies will be ready to leave us next weekend, so we have to seriously start thinking about whether we want to keep the 4 girl babies or the 4 boy babies. (We're still not sure about the parents. Lucas' mom used to be a groomer and the petshop that she used to work for might be interested. If they aren't, the current groomer will take them and sell them out of her grooming area. If the store takes them and is interested in continuing to sell them, we may keep the parents as a breeding pair, or give them to the shop as a breeding pair. I don't think it's possible to hand tame these two. It's nearly impossible to get them to come out of the cage, and we've had them for months now.)
Anyways, what's your opinion on boys versus girls? Lucas read one place that boys are more likely, but I know some people here successful have multiple boys.
If it helps, our cage is approximate 24" by 30" at the base and is about 3 feet tall. Do you think it's big enough for 4 boys to get along together for their entire lives, or would it be better if we kept the girls? Initially I liked the boys better because they seemed more social, but now I think they were just quicker to learn. I seperated the boys and girls the other day and spent some time with the group of 4 boys and some time with just the girls and the girls climbed in my hand just as much as the boys did. We have no biters or anything that like, so we'd be perfectly happy with either group.
Generally speaking, I've always prefered boy animals, but part of me wonders if the boys would be happier being sold in pairs than being kept in a larger group. (No clue why I've always prefered boy animals. Probably because I love about a million boy names, and have less favorite girl names, lol).
What would you do, if you did not have a favorite or a least favorite baby degu. If the boys and girls were equal in every way and you could only pick one, which would you pick?
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