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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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help can my degu eat this

my i bought my degus straw for his bed today and i think they are eating
it i see them chewing on it
is this ok or should i take it out
do they eat straw
will it be good or bad for them
help i dont know if straw was a good idea
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 06:54 PM
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Is it straw or hay? I could only find that hay should be part of their diet but I haven't seen anything about straw. Are they just chewing it or actually eating it?

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thats the problem im not sure but it is definitely straw i just got it from a feed store and i know the difference
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 07:10 PM
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It won't harm them to ingest it but straw is generally not recommended as bedding. The sharp edges can cause eye injuries. Unless you have really soft straw .




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Yea, I don't think it will harm them is eaten

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Straw won't hurt them i use straw as nesting material for my guys but it is important you try and get the soft (i think its called meadow) straw as it doesn't have any sharp edges that can cause eye injuries etc... But straw is fine as it replicates the grasses etc... that they would collect as nesting material in the wild

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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i think you're degus are fine w/it. it's esp. probly interesting to them as it's something new and they have very curious minds!
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