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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Tessa is aprox 4 year old female Degu, Last week she started to huddle up in corners and not move around at all. She feels like a skeleton with a fur coat so I gave her a sunflower treat as I understand they are allowed them every now and again and she seemed to pick up a little.

During last week there were signs of bleeding all over her home and it seems to be coming from her bottom area. We dont really have a vet here who specialises in rodents and because of how week she is I dont want to put her through the stress of going to see the "every animal" vet.

Has anyone elses seen these symptoms in DEGU's and know what to do to help her. I dont think she will survive much longer
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There is no medical advice or diagnosis that we can legally offer. I would definitely find a vet to take her to and do it soon. If you let us know where you live, that may help.

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I live in the middle of the UK, I know of vets around here but only common cat and dog type vets. Thanks for the reply
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In the US, most avian vets will do exotics too. I don't know if it's the same in the UK, but here are a couple links:

http://www.toolady.com/vetrefer/uk.htm
http://www.arav.org/Members/UnitedKingdom.htm
http://www.altpet.net/vets/UKvet.html

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Hiya, Your degu really needs to see a vet as soon as possible it sounds quite serious as theres a number of things that can lead to bleeding and shes only a small creature and if she's losing blood she really needs to be seen asap. Whereabouts in the midlands are you as i'm in the East Midlands so know a few good vets if they would be of any help at all? Most vets that are small animal practices (i.e cat and dog vets) cater for the exotics such as degus so basically just pick a vet and go!

I really hope Tessa pulls through and please keep us posted!

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I agree she needs to go to the vets ASAP! I am in Essex and there are quite a few vets around here that specialise in exotics!
I hope Tessa is ok and keep us informed.. Sending her get well vibes..
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Thanks to everyone for their advice and support.

We did go to a vet who admitted they were no specialist but said that they had seen and treated Deguís before. The best I was going to get around here in the short time I had to find a vet. I did speak to a vet in Scotland also who was a specialist but all he could do was advise and suggest I get her looked at. The local vet gave me some medicine and a syringe to be able to give her it and also water which I did and for a day she looked to be surviving.

Unfortunately Tessa died Saturday night after struggling for breath. I was so upset but in the end she had no quality of life left and so I think it was better for her to go to sleep for the last time.

She will be missed.
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I'm so sorry for you loss.

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I am so sorry for your loss! I am sure you did all you could? Take care.. RIP Tessa xx
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aaaaawwwww i'm so sorry to hear of you loss, at least you did all you could for her and Tessa will have known that

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I am sorry to hear about Tessa. You did what you could, and while I know that is cold comfort, I'm sure that Tessa appreciated it.
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Thanks guys Im going to put a plant in the Garden where she lies. Something bright and colourful to remember her.

Only 1 Degu left now about 4 years old called Alfa, I can tell he misses her too. They often talked through the bars of their cages and he has been looking for her. He was a rescue Degue and already lost his mum and sister I think. Hope he will be ok on his own. He can have lots of attention though
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Thanks guys Im going to put a plant in the Garden where she lies. Something bright and colourful to remember her.

Only 1 Degu left now about 4 years old called Alfa, I can tell he misses her too. They often talked through the bars of their cages and he has been looking for her. He was a rescue Degue and already lost his mum and sister I think. Hope he will be ok on his own. He can have lots of attention though
aaaawwwww i did the same with the degu's i have lost i planted bulbs on there graves so now every spring i can look out the window and see the pretty crocuses and snowdrops and i think of them and all the fond memories i have of them

Can you not get Alfa friend? As degus love company as you will know

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