Well, I was looking gerbils at the time. Which are hard to find around here.
Called 'Complete Petmart' and asked if they had any. Their answer was "No, but we do have this new rodent. It's a mix breed speices of a Chinchilla and a Gerbil and it's $19.99" As werid as that suonded, I headed over.
That's when I fell in love with Degus. I had no info. Bad I know! I bought him. And 3 days later he died. He never did eat, run, play or anything. At the time I figured it was normal, ya know never having one. But now that I own some I know it wasn't normal at all! Degus are hyper lil fellowers.
Then I found out he was a pet someone didn't want and just dropped off. So, I figured he was eiither old or sick. I saw no signs though. I got my money back. And at least I gave him a good home for 3 days and I took him home to burry.
Two weeks later their was a reptile show in Columbus I went ilke always and saw three. I freaked out. Now after having all my research I had to have em. They were not feeders by the way. Just small animal breeders selling there. They were $5 a piece. I didn't want all 3, but couldn't take 2 and leave one. And knew having one was bad. So, we left to go eat lunch and think on it. I came back and they were gone. A girl just walked away buying the last two. I cried. Kinda threw a fit. lol. I was so upset. My boyfriend at the time went and takled to her. She came over and we talked it out. She promised to give me one as long as it wasn't a feeder. I got him! The next month I contacted a breeder to keep me one of the sam sex and I got him also. Now I've have my two boys for over 2 years!