my girls are fighting! heeeeelp!
here is a repost of an email i sent to the admin of another board. any insight would really help.
thanks for sharing your experience and information with everyone on your website! it was very valuable to me and my wife a year and a half ago when we brought home 2 degus. pookie and spec have been the best pets ever!
we have run into a problem and i was thinking you may have some, insight for us. yesterday night, while running around the living room (a degu safe area we have boxed of for them) spec (the dominate female and much larger of the 2 even though they are sisters from the same liter) got a small cut on her front paw. she is ok, it did bleed a little, but she seems ok and is putting wieght on it and running around as normal. the problem is when we put them both into the same space (their 60 gallon living tank) spec starts a fight with pookie every time. the fights are very short and lots of shavings and food go flying, but no one is getting hurt (not that we can see).
even when we let them out this morning, pookie was doing her own thing, when spec would find her and a fight would start. i feel bad for pookie as she is just minding her own business and her sister pushes her around. is there anything we can do? should we keep them in the same area and let them sort it out? or try to keep the seperated until things settle down? we did leave them in the tank last night, and while it was a mess this morning, everyone looked ok.
any advice would be great.
thanks in advance
bob and daniela