Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
My male degu, Hikaru, is strongly attached to me. When he's out of the cage he gets scared if he can't see me and he's contantly jumping on me and perching on my shoulder. He's also quite protective. When there's a stranger and he's with me he squeals at them...even if they had just been feeding him a treat and hanging out with him when I wasn't right there. He doesn't like it when strangers touch or go near me. Usually he gives a warning, such as squealing or hissing but today he didn't. My friend was over, whom he's never met and he was on my shoulder. He seemed a bit nervous, but not aggressive. Anyway, my friend walked over and he tensed up...but he didn't do anything. However, when they got closer (they were planning on petting him but hadn't actually touched him yet) he bit them and drew blood. He's only like this around me. Has anyone else experienced this with degus? (probably not)
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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