I just wanted to know if anybody has any recommendations on an actual "diet" for degus. My husband and I got 2 degus about 6 months ago, and we have been giving them a mixture of guinea pig and chin pellets, and they seemed to be doing very well on this, as well as fresh Timoth Hay, and various vegetables. Since I've joined here I have seen alot of posts on variety of diets. My male (Benny) seems to be loosing some weight, now we were thinking maybe it is because he is finally getting on the wheel after all these months and working some of it off, but we are also hoping it isn't due to his diet and maybe something we have done on our part. I love my degus as well as all my pets for that matter, and yes there are plenty of different views on what they should and shouldn't eat, and I know what to stay away from as far as sugars and that goes, but what I am looking for is any advice on other diets maybe that is why Benny is loosing the weight. Thanks to anyone that can help, and you will see alot of posts from me either about degus, chinnies, or guinea pigs, as we have them all and are fairly new to raising them. Thanks again.