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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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degus and plants

i was thinking about adding a plant or such to my new cage when its completed. ive seen pics in the past of people having plants in thier cage. just wondered if anyone knew of any safe plants for degus.
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The only one i would consider that is natural and wouldn't cause them any harm is good old garden grass. They are grazers in the wild so grass is natural to them and a good part of their diets and they go mad for it. The best way to give them free access to it is to make a grass box which can be any sized box filled with compost and grass seed, place some wire mesh over it (as this stops them pulling it up from the root and allows the grass to keep growing so they have a continuous supply) and allow it to grow. Then place in their cage and they will happily graze away

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i think im gonna end up doing that ty
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 07:20 AM
 
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that sounds like a great idea!

might have to try that!!!
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You can also buy wheat grass, (either in a tub or just the seeds) which is supposed to be very nutritious. I got some for my budgies and they loved it!! My rats enjoyed it too, I didn't have the degus then but I will be getting some more as a treat for my pets.
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Grow timothy hay. -Chuckle-
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I'm always so short of it because it's like gold to us. If you grew it, you'd never be! We were actually thinking of growing timothy hay and alfalfa in our backyards due to the degus. (Yes, yes, I know, alfalfa is bad.)
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id think that growing hay outside or even grass would be bad due to people using chemicals on thier lawn and such... cause u just never know
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I'm always so short of it because it's like gold to us. If you grew it, you'd never be! We were actually thinking of growing timothy hay and alfalfa in our backyards due to the degus. (Yes, yes, I know, alfalfa is bad.)
Alfalfa is ok in small amounts as long as it is not given frequently

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