So we got the 2nd Degu
We doubled checked Alex to be sure he is a little boy then headed for the hour drive to the pet store. We bought a second Degu Marty, and made sure he too is a little boy.
So we get home and put Marty in the shower stall a big 4x5 glass stall with Alex in his cage in the middle of the stall. We left them like this for about 2 hours. After we watched and saw no signs of fighting just them trying to groom each other thru the bars.
So we opened Alex's cage up and let him go in the stall with Marty. They have made a few chirping noises at each other while taking turns trying to mount each other. So far they've gotten along great. These two were together at the pet store just one week ago so I think that is part of our success.
My only question is..... Is it normal for them to pee on each other? They both do it one will walk up to the other and lift his little hind leg shooting out a bit of pee onto the other. Then the one that got pee'd on runs to the dust bath flips around and gets out then does the same pee thing to the other.