I had posted a few months back how Bruce the Poppa Degu of George was overgrooming his son's back and removing all the hair.
Well I expanded the cage and it worked, Bruce stopped butching his poor sons fur.
Well months after George had a full coat, he's now even balder then before
The new hairless spot is about 2 inches around on his sholder blades.
What is strange is Bruce is bigger then George, and shows Dominance except when it's food time, George will not allow his father near the dish, so i give Bruce his own dish and he sits on my hand and munches away. But it confuses me to who's actually dominant from this behavour
Now we had talked about Bitter Apple spray, i'm just affraid of using any products on
them, Has anyone else used this ON degus (It would need to be on his skin remember), and does anyone have the list of ingredients?
I posted my delema on a all Degu bord, which really didn't help at all, the only answer I got was to get more Degus.
Is this something that would stop the hair chewing? Getting them another friend or two?
I don't have allot of room, the cage i have is what I have, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable putting another Degu into it (1 maybe, 2 no way). I also have MANY pets and foster pets in my home, we're pretty maxed on cages right now. (Also I've never done a Degu introduction before)
But.... the rescue has just picked up 30+ Degus, so if I wanted to get another one of any age it's totally an option that way, they need homes/foster homes.