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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Litter Training a Degu?

Has anyone ever tried to litter train their Degu? I have seen a cage on ebay that has carpeted ramps and a tile floor, it says that it is meant for litter trained animals. I didn't know if this was actually possible. I know you can litter train cats, rabbits, hamster, etc. What about Degus?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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My degus pee in one corner of their cage already, so I suppose it's possible to put a tray there and call them "litter trained".

They still leave their poo everywhere, but it's pretty innocuous. I know some people have had luck training their goos, but since they like to dig so much, I like having a cage with room for litter. If there wasn't room for litter, I'd provide a pan for them to burrow in and kick around
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Never tried it myself. My Goos are quite *ahem* "free" with their bodily functions. lol
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I can't ever see a degu being fully litter trained they like to do it wherever and whenever My boys do tend to have favourite spots usually out of the cage and onto the floor

My goo's all have carpet though and they don't tend to wee on it

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Degus tend to use their dustbath as a litterbox if you leave it in 24-7. So I know some people keep a couple dustbaths in the cage and change the sand every day.

My girls always go in the same corner but I didn't bother with an actual litterbox.




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Degus tend to use their dustbath as a litterbox if you leave it in 24-7. So I know some people keep a couple dustbaths in the cage and change the sand every day.

My girls always go in the same corner but I didn't bother with an actual litterbox.
The sandhouses are the cleanest part of my degus cages, they seem to like to keep them clean due to 24/7 usage The only thing i tend to find in there is bits of food they have hidden

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Never tried it myself. My Goos are quite *ahem* "free" with their bodily functions. lol
Haha, ditto. I find myself quite often having to clean the cage inside AND out.
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Ok. I though they would be like rabbits and other rodents. I really didn't look at that cage close enough, It was a great cage, all except for the
price...$150+ not including shipping, sorry not in my budget!!! Although I still think I might attempt to litter train, then I can at least say I tried!! Oh well if it doesn't work. I found another really neat cage, you can look under the post galvenized wire, it's under there.

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sorry, not under the one called galvenized wire bu the one called what to do with galvenized wire that was my goof!!

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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i love degus...just not the cleaning the cage part...but i am trying degus to go in the litter box..and it is working
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cool, let us know how it works out, and by the way



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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 10:03 AM
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my goo has a fave spot however piddles quite freely wherever he likes lol ive read that you can train them however mine have not shown proof of this!
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When I finally got their permanent cage (instead of one to keep them in before I got a good one), I noticed that my gus were weeing in the upper corner of a plank on top of their cage... it was wood, so we were worried it might stain. So I got an old chinese takeaway box, mopped up the wee & put it in the box along with some sawdust. Now they wee & (mostly) poo in the box!

One problem I am having, though- when they're out they poo EVERYWHERE. And also 'mark' (leave little wee trails). How do I stop them from doing this?

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i dont really think you can stop them leaving u little presents to clean up when their out mine do the same when out u could try training them outside the cage but dont think it will work but good luck
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gu poo

Thanks for your reply, I think I might try it! Next time I get them out, I'm gonna put their toilet tray out the cage & put it in the area they run around in... I bought them a kind of play-pen that I put in the living room :3

Wish me luck!

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