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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Degu Eye Trouble!

One of my younger degus has been exhibiting signs of cataracts in both eyes and today i noticed one of his eyes has sealed shut...any ideas or medications that would work? unfortunately i don't know of any local vets that care for exotic pets/rodents...

Help my poor guy if you know how!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 08:07 PM
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Where are you located? I would call your local vet and ask for a referral to one that treats exotics.

What do you feed your degus and where did you get them? Is there any eye discharge?


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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I live in Boston.
I feed them hay and some guinea big food/chinchilla food (alternating). This one I got from someone in Long Island who had degu babies so I honestly don't know how inbred he may be.
If there is any discharge it's clear and there's very little.
He's about 10 months old...
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