Its been a while!! Little monty & dobby aren't so little anymore. They are a year and 4 month old now. I am guessing they are fully grown now and aren't going to get any bigger.
Currently they live in the bottom half of a 2 storey cage with the top storey removed. I am thinking of re attaching the top half now as I have a new job and do not get as much time as I would like to free run them. They used to get 3-4 times now a week now they are down to 1-2. I always make sure they get 2 hours at a time though and longer if possible. They still get 10 minutes of attention in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening where I get them out if they want to.
I did not get them from babies, they were 6 months old, so they have always been temperamental when it comes to handling. They will nibble you when they have had enough and want to return to their cage.
I was just wondering what people thought about making the cage 6 foot again. Would it unsettle them? I am worried it would make them fight for top degu all over again as everytime I clean their cage they have a fight. They have only ever had serious fight resulting in the skin and hair missing from a back wound.
Also at the moment their cage has 3 platforms, a hay ball, 2 tunnel, a ledge, a hammock, a coconut, a sisal chew, a wooden puzzle ball, mineral block. They also a piece of rope that runs along the top of the cage for them run along. I was wondering what other things could be suggested to add? They have a sand bath every couple of days.
Sorry for the essay. Thanks