I finally got my degus to live in one cage!
I did it! My 3 Degus now live together! I bought Degu Baby in early October and her two younger sisters (Myandi and Paprika) at the end of October, 3 months are between them in age. I have tired every way possible to get them to like each other, actually, the babies liked the older sister but she would not tolerate them. Degu Baby bonded with me so much that she left no room for her own kind....4 months later she has bald feet and tail (surely from boredom while I'm at work or asleep). Anyway, I bought them a 24 cubic foot cage in which to live. I found out that Degu Baby enjoys her younger siblings so long as there is plenty of room for her to retreat (and for the babies to hide!)
When I put them together for the first time in their new home I totally expected a brawl.......all 3 of them began to chirp, squabble, and squeak!!
Degu Baby was so happy that she was leaping at least 6 inches into the air for several hours...it was so-o-o cu-u-te!!!
Now, 3 days later they are playing and sleeping and eating together, well, maybe not eating together, but you know what I am saying. This has taken me 4 months! Now I just hope that Degu Baby will stop chewing her feet/tail so that her hair will re-grow.