Degu with previous history or diabetes, new cagemate?
I adopted 2 degus about a month ago. A boy and girl roughly 2 years old. The boy Eddie had been fed a bad diet with lots of sugar from first owner, 2nd owner got him and took great care of him, got him a friend Bella but was unable to keep them when she moved. I saw them on craiglist and I always wanted some so this was a great opportunity. The cage they were in was filthy disgusting on one level, she said never to clean the area the sleep? Other than she gave me gave me good advice, carrots, guinea pig food, avoid sugar, playtime, big cage....
So they went in a temp cage and and somehow they opened the door, or maybe we left it open? They both got out. We got Eddie back. Bellas been gone a week but has touched the food and water we put out. I have cats but they all could care less. I think they are just used to fact I have glider, gerbils, hamsters, chins, (now or in past) She sprung the have a heart trap 2 days ago, but we never saw her... just droppings etc. But I am kinda giving up hope.
Eddie isn't crying or seems upset... But I don't want to get another and then he dies and then I have another lone one. I am really frustrated because I can't find anything about D in a degu, other than no sugar, how to prevent...
11 gliders, 3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 gerbil, 1 bunny, 1 degu (maybe more?)