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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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My degu eats sand!

Help whenever i put my degus in tjeir sand bath they only roll one or twice, after that they just sit and eat the sand! What should i do?!? Is sand harmfull to them? Also one degu is expecting pups, is the sand going to harm the unborn pups?!? Please help!
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That's not healthy, what do you feed your degus? I haven't heard of that behavior before and it makes me wonder if the degu has some sort of nutritional deficiency.




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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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The degus get fed the normal amount of pellets and plenty of hay. They sometimes have grass or sunflower seeds.
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What pellets do you feed and do you provide any vegetables?




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