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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 03:03 PM
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Help! Mama degu died leaving 3 new babies..

Do I hand feed them like I would a baby chinchilla? Daddy is keeping them warm but I will have to feed them Poor mama, she just had the babies in the night and died a little while ago. I would really really appreciate any tips anyone can give on hand feeding these babies. TIA
 
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 05:07 PM
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I remember someone else on another board had this problem and they were referred to this article....http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jean.wr...es/rearing.htm

Hope it helps. Good Luck

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 05:27 PM
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Thanks Catherine....I am feeding them goat's milk and will do this every 2 hours for the first few days and then go to every 3 or 4 hours. *Fingers crossed*
 
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2004, 05:05 PM
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I hope things work out for you Leah.


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Well, everything seemed fine until 2 this morning. When I got up to feed them the runt male was just laying lifeless, he died in my hands a few minutes later. The other two were both fine at 4 and at 6 but when I just went to feed them at 7:30 the other little male was just like the way I found the runt in the night The little girl seems perfectly fine, for now.
 
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I'm sorry for your loss, Leah. I'll keep the little female in my thoughts.

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Thanks Jade. She still seems to be doing fine. I have no idea what happened to the boys
 
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Ok, here's my baby This pic was taken about 3 days ago. It's her and her daddy.
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And here's a couple from yesterday.
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She's adorable!

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Thanks Haha yeah, I see that now. I wasn't sure how your picture posting worked. I see it's like on CnQ. At EPH it use to be if we posted more then 1 in a post it would show a clickable link instead of the pic. Not sure how it does now that we've upgraded though.
 
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Oh goodness, how tiny and adorable!
Good luck with her, I'm so sorry about the boys.

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Oh, my. I'm sorry about that(is it safe to keep them with daddy anyways? dont some animal fathers eat their young? altho it sounds like he's doing well with them). I dont know much about degu. but the little girl is so cute! and so is her daddy! I hope she does ok

BTW--she looks somewhat like a baby squirrel
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Those pictures are adorable! Especially the one of the daddy and the little one. Sorry to hear about the two little boys. I had never seen baby degus before! How cute!
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