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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2014, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My Degu won't stop chewing cage

My degu won't stop chewing her plastic cage and has put a long hole in the plastic. I have tried to put her wheel in the cage but she runs herself till she almost can't stand so I can't put in there. I give her attention lots and that doesn't help. She is a single degu but has spent 1 year being alone we have a dog that plays with her lots every day same with our cat. She has food and water but still chews I need tip's. Her diet is pretty steady too she doesnt live off of the degu food she is very fond of it so she eats chinchilla food and hamster food.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2014, 10:51 PM
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She really needs a buddy, to be honest. I would try to locate another female, preferably a baby for easy introductions.

Anyway, plastic cages are not recommended for degus for that reason. Switch to a cage with a metal bottom. How big is her cage? The chewing is normally out of boredom or lack of fun things to chew. What toys does she have?




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Plastic isn't recommended,
You could locate a breeder, or a petshop which sells degus,
But you could also give her more toys and out of cage time.

It takes a lot of time and attention but I've read that some degus can live fine alone, but personally I wouldn't take the risk.

And you can build a cage which is cheaper with wood and wire mesh (flooring wood to prevent bumble foot )

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Last edited by Hound-senpai; 06-16-2014 at 09:38 PM. Reason: gahh! flooring not flirting!!! typo!
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