I returned from work today around 7pm and Garth was more like normal. Still a bit off, but eating, eyes open, not puffed up, moving around.
A: We have had Garth for approx one year. He was a few weeks old when we got him. He has lived alone. We have been waiting for a male buddy for him, but degu breeders are limited and we are waiting for the one breeding pair to have another litter. His living space isn't as large as it could be, but he gets attention from us and gets to come out often. Overall he seems happy to me.
His normal diet includes: timothy hay pellets, timothy hay, oats, dried carrots (only as treats), peanuts (only as treats), dehydrated items from my garden (swiss chard, kale, tomato, basil, etc). His teeth are orange and seem healthy. His eyes are clean and clear. His bowel movements are regular. His coat is clean and gets dust baths regularly.
I have not used wierd cleaners. The only vet that can treat degus in my area is 45 mins away. I cannot really afford a visit, but have consulted an exotic house call vet that seems interested in learning about degus and treating garth. Honestly I'm doing the best I can on my own, which is why i made the post.
However, if his condition were to get extreme I will take him.