Naked Dog Mom
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: north of Atlanta
Taming the wild degu
Any suggestions on how to encourage an older degu to be nicer and enjoy being held? The only degus we could find around here are already full grown. The shop wasn't sure exactly how old they are, but they'd had them for 4 months, and said they were full grown.
They worked with the male some. He "meeps" when we try to get him out, but is otherwise fine. The female resists constantly, even bites, any time we try and pick her up (even if she's already out of the cage). The only place she will allow us to pet her is on the cheek, behind the ears and on top of her head.
Any suggestions on how to get her to realize that we're not going to hurt her and she doesn't need to bite?
Momma to three pups:
Ein, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (black headed tri) born 7/12/2004
Tucker, golden colored lab mix, rescue - est dob fall 2004
Colleen rough collie (sable and white), rescue - est dob: 2003-2004