Degu isn't doing so well
My female degu, Rayna, is about 5 years old. She has a bald spot along the side of her face. She also seems unable to support herself as all she can manage is lying on her side. She can, however, scoot across on her side. She's thin, and won't eat. I've offered her several different treats that she'd normally jump for. Her breathing is rapid and she is generally unresponsive. I'm afraid to pick her up and move her in case I worsen her condition. I realize the best thing is to go to a vet, but all the ones around here aren't open today, and the emergency vet is almost an hour away and extrememly expensive. I also don't want to risk the long car ride.
I'm looking for what might be wrong with her, how I can treat her at home until Monday when the vet opens again, or, if all else fails, how I can ease her suffering until she passes.
She is also twitching her legs very often. Her eyes are shut and she won't open them, despite being awake.
Last edited by Texmo; 01-03-2009 at 02:52 PM.