While I was adopting my guinea pigs, I was discussing some long-lived animals with the vet, and she mentioned that she had degus needing homes (see my other post). She said that when degus get sick, that they have decided to die and there is no helping them. Now, she has been a vet for 7 years, but this sounds very, very odd to me. Is this true?
Jesse (my SO) does not like it when pets die. He gets very depressed and blames himself, even if they were old. I was thinking that degus might be a good pet for us, since they are rather long lived and you don't have the emotional roller coaster if they get sick(If that is true).