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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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please can some one help me,last night mt degu was cleaning himself and started to cry when i went to see what was wrong his thigy[penis]hadn't gone back in properly,he was bitting himself and making himself very sore.i got him out and put some healing cream on it for him but i couldn't help getting it back in.i was going to take him to vets this morning but he seems fine although a bit sore and a bit quiet.can any one tell me why and how this may have happend and if it could happen again.and should i take him to vets anyway???????? we have had him for almost 3 years it has never happend befor please help thankyou
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 03:21 PM
 
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Has it gone back in now? My degu does that every now and then but it isn't stuck out. He squeals and makes strange noises while "biting" himself (although he doesn't hurt himself) and it's out for quite a time. I'm guessing it really was stuck out if he let you touch it to put cream on it. Was it bleeding? I hope someone around here can help you because I have no idea. If it were my pet, I would probably keep an eye on him to be sure he was urinating and functioning properly. If he looks really sore, I'd take him in. But that's just my opinion, having no experience in that particular situation. Hope he feels better!
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is this male on his own or with a male or female? its possible that even if his mate is a male he could have tried to mate with him did the squeaking last for a while? after mating the male degu will generally squeak for quite a while after mating or attempting to mate and it may take a while for his "thingy" to return to normal keep an eye on it but i wouldnt be overly worried unless he isnt urinating eating or drinking properly
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 04:53 AM
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Males degu's do have a tendency to mess with themselves so to speak in my experience with or without a female present and its perfectly normal but it should go back in of its own accord, like i'm sure it has many times before with him. I wouldn't really advise putting any cream on it as it is internal and could harm him inside so i would personally be wary of using any cream. I'd keep a close eye on him, make sure he is ok (eating, drinking and functioning correctly) and if it happens again i would get him checked out by your vet to make sure everything is ok with him. Please keep us posted

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thanks to all for help.he seems fine now,he is eating,drinking and begging for treats,he has made himself sore on the outside not on his penis its self.he lives on his own and always has we got him from a pet shop couse he was on his own and i couldn't leave him there.i will be keeping a good eye on him,thanks again everyone.
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Glad to hear he is ok I'd just keep and eye on him for the next few days or so and he should be fine

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