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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Degus AND chins...

has anyone housed these two together before?? just a random question...

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I know of people who do keep them together successfully but personally i'm not a fan not unless you have a very large enclosure so they can get away from one another and give each other space. My reasoning behind it is chins are much larger than degu's so there is always the risk one or the other could get hurt plus chins and degu's differ on dietry needs and need totally different diets inorder to keep healthy and also they lead different lifestyles as degus are diurnal whereas chins are nocturnal. So personally i'm not that keen and it isn't something i would consider. I think letting them out to play together is one thing but living in the same cage is another. Thats just my opinion though

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I would be against that, I think it's just not fare to the animals.
Not only are the diets different, but these animals wouldn't communicate to one another like they would with one of the same species.
Same as Rabbit & guinea pigs, not a great idea IMO.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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that is along the same lines of what i was thinking....b/c at a local pet shop there are degus and chins together and they're basically advertising that if you buy a chin get 25% off a degu or if you buy a degu get 10% of a chin and they are all living together...quite sad actually.....
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