Hi, new on here and need some advise. Long story short one of our degus passed away
Now I have one on his own Diego, he has always been very active and still is but I feel he may get lonely.
I have been doing some research and Diego is over 1 year old (He is just over 3) it would be ideal to introduce younger degus (Under 8 weeks) and according to what I found, introduce 2 younger males.
Reason for this being they apparently instinctively look after younger ones who are not a threat but him being 3 years old, if Diego passes in 1, 2 or even 4 years I will be left with one again with a long life ahead of it.
Now his brother (Taz) only passed today, RIP. So I have an appointment in just over a weeks time to get Diego just checked over in general as he seems healthy so just want to make sure and get the vets advise also on what I should do.
I don't want him to be lonely like he is in a solitary confinement in a prison, I can give him lots of attention and so can my girlfriend but not when we are both at work!
Would appreciate anyone with a vast knowledge/experience as to what we should do in respect to introducing degus (If we even should?), what age, how many and how long should I give Diego to mourn? He doesn't seem to phased at the moment.