Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
How large is the cage? Maybe get some new toys and start rotating them to make things more interesting. Also try to get puzzle-type toys that'll keep the degus busy (such as a toilet paper roll sealed and filled with hay/treats, a "Nut Knot Nibbler", a toy they have to shred/chew through to get to a treat, etc). Try hiding their regular food around the cage, too, to encourage foraging.
Unfortunately, if the behavior persists, it sometimes starts to become a habit. If you can, block off the section of wires s/he chews or put something else there to chew (weave cardboard around the wires, for example).
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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