I have two female Degus. I bought one when I was college because I thought it was cute. I did not know much about it. I had the poor thing in a tiny one level cage all alone with CEDAR bedding. Tisk Tisk.
I got her a friend and a multi level cage with pine bedding. They eat hampster food because I never bought Degu food.
The first was a impulse buy, the second was a way to right the wrong I did by buying just one (however the pet store had her alone too.)
I got into more then I bargained for. They are very nice animals...they do not bite, but they do not cuddle or hold still either. I am moving to a studio apartment in a week. I don't want to bring them (and do not think I am allowed). I have yet to find a way to keep all their bedding in the cage instead of everywhere and I am never home so they don't get much time out of the cage.
Still I am responsible for them. I would never turn them out to a bad home and I wont get them PTS, but if I could find a good home for them I would like to pass them along. Their cage, remaining food and bedding plus all their toys could go with them for free if I found a good home. Anyone know where to look? I am in the MPLS, MN area. I have a yahoo account under howmanypeopleareonhere if anyone wanted to respond by e-mail. Thanks.