HELP!!...sick or just old degu??
Help! I do not know if my degu, Baby Girl is really sick or just has become very old. I warn you she is five yrs old, with cataracts and diabetes. I do notice though lately, she has lost some weight, but from what I read online, and in a book, it's normal because she is older and has diabetes. She also wants to sleep constantly, and cuddles with me ALL the time. Not that I do not mind, but it isn't really that normal for a degu to want to chill outside of the cage and just sleep for an hour with her owner? Not only all of this, but I have a heater that she just sits in front of and sleeps. Also, something I am a bit worried about is she has been itching her ear for a while now. I thought it might be mites from the new hay I had been feeding her, but first, none of my other degus got it. And when I tried treating ear mites it did not work. So please help me!! If it comes down to it I will take her to the vet, I just do not have time, being in college and working. So when the vets are open I am unable to. Just tell me if anyone else has experienced this? Is she just really old or could she really be sick with something else besides diabetes?? Thank you!!