First Bloody Fight
Hello there. This is my first post.
I was seeking some Degu advice. I own 2 males, not related. I have had them for a year and got them both just after weaned so they are not even about 1.5 years. They have lived together the whole time I have had them with no problem. In the beginning introdution stages they did their boxing, but nothing big. They still argue, push, and pick. But have never been injured. Today I heard a huge fight and wento to look in the cage and there was one, Chippy, with a mouth FULL of blood. I freaked out, started crying, called my mom and made an appoitment to the vet for an hour later. Within mins he stopped bleeding and was acting normal. The vet look a good look at his mouth and here the other Degu, Squeakers, took a chunk out of chin and then he bite himself and his bottem lip is basically gone. He gave me Baytril and I took him home. He's doing fine. Eating, drinking, pooping. But when I put him back in his cage the other one wants to comfort him and he doesn't want comforted and is a lil leary with him now. He just wants left alone and Squeakers doesn't understand that then they fight. And now they are humping each other! (sorry no better term) They never do that, but maybe that is what started the whole thing. Then they fight about that. The vet said don't seperate they, they will spate it out and get along like always. But Squeakers keeps trying to help Chippy and he doesn't want it. They keep fighting, and now he has a wound on his back bleeding. So I did seperate them. And all they do is cry talking to each other and won't go to sleep. But then I put them together and they fight! Advice please? What should I do?