I can't get on with my degus
Hey there, my girlfriend recently bought me 2 male degu pets for my birthday as I had two rats before and loved them. But anyway I named them Josh and Flea after my favourite band Red Hot Chili Peppers. They were both about 6 months old when I got them and I was so excited on building the trust with them but they just don't seem to like me, I've tried all the suggestions I've read online about helping them trust me but everytime I open their cage to feed them they just get out and run all around my living room. It's really difficult to get them back to their cage and they just don't come near me even if I offer them treats or food, I keep trying to be patient but it's upsetting me because I really wanted to build a good bond with them, as my partner bought them for me I feel like me doing terrible with this is letting her down. I just want to be a good friend to the Degu's and they trust me.
Thanks for any help given