Could my degu be happier by herself?
I've said before that I plan on buying a friend for my Mirou. She's only about a year old, and according to all the websites, she needs a friend. But is there exceptions to this? First of all, she seems very happy, and she cuddles all the time. She even naps on me and talks (warbles?) to me like she used to do with Bizou befor he/she died. Its like I"M the other degu. I like this, and she loves the attention.
This is my concern though: if I get another degu, I won;t be able to give her the exact same level of attention that she's getting now. Which she really seems to enjoy, (And so do I)
Would she feel left out, to have to share some attention with another degu? Right now she has me all to herself. Whereas before, with a second degu, she was more anti-social, and just seemed to assume I'd give all my attention to Bizou. I don;t want her to get back that way. Especially since we have a really close bond now, I don;t want her to feel left out. But if her happiness is guarenteed 'll get the new degu. I really like how the she cuddles, and naps on me, and warbles to me. I feel special that she let me in her little world that way. Its a little selfish too, I know. Do degus get competitive for attention? Do they feel left out? Can I prevent this if I get a new degu? And keep that close bond? She gets LOTS of attention right now. LOTS!
What do you guys think?