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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so i got my female today and she is very little and shy. My male seem to really be interested in her but he is so much older. I know females can get pregnant at 6 weeks, so i have them in separate cages and im worried my female may get depressed being alone for so long. What should i do to keep her happy till she is big enought to be in the same cage as my male?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 10:33 PM
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Get her a female companion . I wouldn't mix sexes anyway, unless you plan to neuter the male...


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM
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I agree with Sasami.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 11:42 PM
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The last thing we need is more unwanted Degu babies. Get her a female and keep the male seperate
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 05:43 AM
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Quite agree!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 05:13 AM
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I myself have a lone degu, his brother passed away and we couldn't get a new one because no vet around here will neuter a degu. So instead of trying to introduce two adult males, I just spend a lot of time with him. If anything we are even closer now. Although you should have more than one degu, if you absolutely cannot get another one then you will simply have to spend more time with him/her. However since this one is a young female I would advise to do like everyone else said, get her a new female playmate as soon as you can.
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