Degus and human colds
I read somewhere (probably on here, lol) that degus can catch colds from humans. I'm feeling a little under the weather lately and I'm just worried that they'll catch it and develop pneumonia or something. Their cage is in my bedroom. Does anyone know how common it is for a degu to catch a cold from a human? Is there anything I can do to prevent them from catching it? I wash my hands before and after handling them and after I blow my nose or touch my mouth or something (I'm in the habit of doing that anyway because I'm a nursing student). Should this be sufficient? What do you guys do when you have a cold?