As some of you know, I've been researching degus for ages as I'm really taken with their 'charm'.
I've not been able to have any because of space, but I've had a re-jig, and I'm now getting a trio of 2 year old degus from a rescue - a neutered male and two females - currently named Billy, Lottie and Sammy, not sure whether I'll change their names or not.
They will be living in the bottom half of my Duetto cage, and the rats will live on the top as always, totally seperate. I asked about whether there would be issues with the proximity of the rats, but the place I'm getting them from has them near to rats and all kinds of small furries because of issues with space, and she says she's never experienced any problems. They're desperate for space as someone's just brought some in to the rescue - and 2 of the females are pregnant.
I'm hoping to get them this week, but it depends on transport etc. I've spent the last week 'shopping' for them on the internet!
Their huge, solid shiny new metal wheel has arrived, and soem wooden stuff for them. I've ordered lots of gnawables for them too. They're not going to be spoilt, of course........
Will update when I have them, and will probably have lots of questions too, despite reading up on them.