I have still not been able to find a vet that knows anything about degus but their regular vet does see exotic small animals so (hopefully) we will have an appointment for sometime next week to get her teeth checked on and an x-ray to check for an overgrown root. The white now covers almost 3/4 of her 2 bottom teeth. I tried offering fresh carrots and cucumber today and neither of my girls wanted anything to do with it. Tomorrow we are trying broccoli and lettuce. My major problem is that I am living with my parents and they will not allow any rodents to be kept as pets in the house. I work at a pet supply store and I convinced my manager to let me keep them at the store as store pets. They get much more attention there than they would have at my house. They are loved everyday by my coworkers and customers. We do not have a fridge at the store though, making it hard to buy a bunch of different veggies at once to try them all out. So any veggies that i buy for them, I have to bring home with me and put in my fridge. Tonight I left the cucumber and the carrots in a dish in their cage. Is it still as good for them if it sits out all day. I couldn't get them to take any from my hands but I figured I would go ahead and leave it in there in case they wanted to munch on it later as they tend to ignore their food until we have closed up shop and all of their visitors are gone for the day. I do plan on throwing out whatever they don't eat first thing in the morning but will they be alright with it overnight? Oh, I also decided that nobody is allowed to give them anymore of their regular treat (the dehydrated veggies or the carrot or corn slims) until they have eaten some of the fresh veggies. Do any of you think that that is going to hurt them more than it helps them? I just figured that maybe if I totally cut them out, they would get desperate and eat some fresh stuff.
Last edited by bethypoo22; 04-28-2005 at 08:48 PM.