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I finally have the time to get round to doing this so let me introduce you guys to my two latest rescues (yeah i know i'm a sucker and a degu addict ) Bandit and Rolo

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They came to me through a member of my degu forum and she had taken them in from their previous home where they had been kept in a glorified mouse cage all their lives and basically mistreated The lady from my forum unfortunately didn't have the time to dedicate to them fully and asked if i would be interested in taking them in so i offered them a forever home with me and my goo's. Bandit despite his bad life is very outgoing and trusting but Rolo is petrified of everything, they have been here a month and he is slowly starting to come round with a lot of hard work and love but he still has a long way to go

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Aww, Im sooo glad you have them...they are adoible.

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AHHHHH Theyre lovely!!!

I'm so glad you have them too!!!

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Thanks both of you I'm so glad i have them too as they can now start to have a proper life and despite everything they are both so loving

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They are so cute!! Well done for giving them a lovely home!
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Oh, they're adorable! I'm glad they're in a better home now than they were before.
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awww. those are some cuties... i miss my degu... but so very super happy you gave these guys a happy home!
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They are very cute!!! I'm glad they have a good home now.




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awww what sweeties, best wishes!

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very cute
you said that they are tame I am having trouble getting mine to be nice the mama is nice but the babies freek out evertime i put my hand in the cage I can't get them to mello out. mama walks right into my hand but the babies run away.how do I get them to love me
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Awww. they are cute .
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very cute
you said that they are tame I am having trouble getting mine to be nice the mama is nice but the babies freek out evertime i put my hand in the cage I can't get them to mello out. mama walks right into my hand but the babies run away.how do I get them to love me
It takes a lot of time and patience. If you have a look on my website in my signature i have written a thorough guide on there to introductions. Basically you need to set aside extra time each day to work with them, sit near the cage so you are at their level and speak softly to them, usually they will come upto the bars and see what you want. Progress to putting your hand flat in the cage and letting them investigate, again sitting quietly or talking softly to them and always reward them with a treat

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aww...i like Rolo, soo fuzzy, reminds me of my Skrat


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I finnaly got the babies to take a piece of food out of my hand
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aww...i like Rolo, soo fuzzy, reminds me of my Skrat

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I finnaly got the babies to take a piece of food out of my hand
Thats great news, keep on working with them and they will soon be climbing into your hand and out of the cage

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