New, already owned degus biting!!
Two weeks ago I got two female Degus from a lady in Vancouver who'd had them for 5 years. I researched ways to tame them and i knew it would be hard since they were older but the one degu always bites me and trys to bite me when i give him food by hand. I even read that when you hand feed them you should let them sniff your fingers and get to know your scent but whenever i do he sniffs my fingertips...and then chomp! and not like a little nibble but a big bite that draws quite a bit of blood! The other degu is quite friendly and takes food from my hand no problem, she even walked completely on my hand within 2 days and lets me pet her sometimes. I really want to tame them and be able to pick them up, if not let them crawl on me. I dont know if they werent tamed properly by their owners before or what but i want to start hand feeding them again without getting bit.