My new Degu as of about a month ago. I happened to stumble upon this website while looking up information on how to handle and train Degu's, among other things. His name is Rambo (at least I'm pretty sure he's a "he"). He was about five months old when I got him, so he's about six months old right now. So far he's been a little bit of a noise maker (chewing on the bars of his cage, some squeaks once in a while (but I've read that's just for attention, which he gets
), throwing his hay-hut around, etc), but not as much as when I first got him. Actually, me and my girlfriend were out for a walk one day and we walked by the petstore, just to take a look. We saw him sitting in his cage all by himself. The very next day we went up to the petstore again, and now he has a new home with me
For now he's by himself, but I make sure he gets all the attention I can give him. My mom doesn't want me to get another one (for now), plus the cage would need to be bigger. So when the time comes for me to move out, I'll build a custom cage and get him a companion or two.
I almost forgot! Pictures!
Here he is on his first night with us. We put him on a towel at first so he could get to know us.
And here he is, posing for the camera.
Lately I've been trying to train him to hop onto my hand, and I guess I'm getting some progress. I put a small chunk of Triscuit as a treat onto my palm and he puts both paws onto it and grabs it. And he LOVES getting his chin and his chest rubbed/scratched. He'll even stand on his hind legs just to get a rub!
I'll probably hang around these forums for some time to come, as I also have two cats (which don't seem to care about Rambo when he's rolling in his ball downstairs, they're actually scared of him, heh).