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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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My degu Jerry is mad!

I cleaned him out yesterday and he took all his bedding out of his little house, and tried to fit it all in his food bowl!!! silly little boy! made us giggle though!

btw... does anyone know of a small, metal, (reasonably cheap), one tier, degu proof cage that would be suitable for ill degus? I currently use a fish tank with mesh lid but my boyfriend wants to get rid of it when we move. my degus are very healthy at the minute, but should one get ill (and i've had some bad luck recently), i like to have the choice to quarantine him from the others if necessary, as with the cage they have they can be very difficult to catch (particularly if they know you are going to shove antibiotics down their mouth!!!). I'd just like to have the choice should another one get ill in the future.
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Rupert used to make nests in odd places, i think its just something to do when they are bored and nothing to worry about

I can't think of any small Degu proof cages at the moment what are on the market, try googling cages and see what you get. Personally i'd just keep the tank if you can as they might never get ill and the tank is a good small temporary home as any

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yeah, i'd rather keep the tank, but its quite big and heavy with chips of glass coming out the base (so quite dangerous when you try to move it!!!) Otherwise its the perfect size for sickly/recovering degus!!

no rush at the mo.... just wondered if anyone knew of any!

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You can get smaller glass aquarium tanks for around £10 if you look about or you could use a small bird or hamster cage if it was just temporary

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My degus always fill their water bowl with carefresh, I think they're testing its absorbancy... maybe they're pretending to make a Charmin toilet paper commercial?

As for a cage, my "just in case" cage is a superpet 'My First Home' giunea pig cage. The bottom is plastic, but they can't chew through it because of the way it's designed (trust me, I have a chewer!). It's a nice sized cage for one degu if you ever have to use it

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My degus don't do that but they sometimes try to stuff all the bedding into their house, hehe.

I use a cage that's by Superpet for if I ever need to seperate a degu...I forgot what it's called, though.

It's probably the one Kandy has.




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