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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Degu introduction - Male Or Female!?

Hello everyone,

So I have been trying to introduce my degus to one another for some time, All 3 of them being adopted. We have been letting them outside the cages for some time but this is the first time Deagu has been inside the cage with the other 2.

Before doing the video linked he mounted one of the what we think to be males legs and the result was him barking like mad. I have tried to sex them but I have no idea what I am looking at even with the diagrams (I was told by the store they are all male)

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 05:55 PM
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You should visit a degu-specific site like deguworld or degutopia. There you will find both instructions on how to sex degus and people who can look at a picture you post and tell you if it's a male or female.

Sexing is difficult in degus - I know because I adopted what were supposed to be 4 females but were actually 3 females and 1 male. I ended up with 16 degus as a result.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 03:08 PM
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I tried to introduce an older adopted male degu to my younger male degu, and their behavior was much as you described- mounting and barking After several attempts, I had to settle with 2 separate cages, although I leave them close together so they can still see/hear each other.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 04:29 AM
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A man asked a Sufi, "People talk about male and female, but what is the essential difference between the two?" The Sufi replied, "O man, both are formed of the five elements. The concept of male and female applies to the body.
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