Degus and chewing
People say that degus are avid chewers and if given wood or plastic they will chew holes through it. But my degus, Beebo and Quinny, are jumpy, young and messy, and they have a lot of wood in their cage, seeing as it's made out of wood and metal. The wood on the bottom is very thick, but their levels, made out of wood, are rather thin. They have not bitten any wood at all, and have only slightly nibbled on the plastic container that I kept their dust bath and hay in. Do you think it's more of personality or boredom than instinct?