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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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I understand that glass or iron are the only two substances known to mankind to effectively house degus. I don't want glass as it isn't roomy enough, plus it holds odors more. So,...I have mine in a large parakeet cage. I have 4 rats in one such cage with glee...the degu is incessively chewing on every ground level bar her teeth will reach, which has become a complete internal perimeter! Will she break through? I found out the hard way that degu teeth will break through my finger with ease. What is a great degu cage? Where do I purchase it? My birthday is this month,...anybody willing to donate a cage my way?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 04:11 PM
 
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I got a metal.My Degu would chew on the bars and he is doing peeling of thepaint.
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I suggest a chinchilla cage they are very roomy and tend to be completely made out of metal including the base which is a necessity in my opinion with degu's. The higher the cage the better as degu's seem to like height plus the more room for shelves and rope which they love also

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I suggest a chinchilla cage they are very roomy and tend to be completely made out of metal including the base which is a necessity in my opinion with degu's. The higher the cage the better as degu's seem to like height plus the more room for shelves and rope which they love also
I second that! Mine have a three-level chinchilla cage.




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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 08:00 PM
 
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Yep mine have a multi level cage..
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I have changed the lay out since.. But you can see that there are many levels etc in it..
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where did u get your cages? They are spacious, colorful (did they atcually come in color?), and $?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 11:29 PM
 
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Cool degu cage

We remade a rabbit cage (living world brand) we took the base (plastic but deep) and took the lid off the top and built chicken wire up for a second story then attached the cage lid to the chicken wire and ours just love it...they are continuously re-arranging it and get very upset when it's cleaned out and put back into order. LOL
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My cage I got from a pet shop.. I searched on the internet for ages looking for the right one.. It cost about £145, which I know is a lot, but it does the job! The plastic shelves did not come with it, thats from their old one which was a Ferplast one.. I rearrange it every so often, and I clean it out properly every 2 weeks.. I also tidy it up every day, when I take them out for their sandbath..
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i have two huge hamster cages stuck together with a network of tunnels Above and two attchment wheels- would this be enough space for a degu or two?
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i have two huge hamster cages stuck together with a network of tunnels Above and two attchment wheels- would this be enough space for a degu or two?
Nope, sorry. Degus are much larger than hamsters and wouldn't really fit in the tubes. Besides, degus chew through plastic--they'd be out of the cage in no time!

Chinchilla and large rat cages are usually more appropriate for degus.




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