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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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hello all I rescued 20+ degus last saturday from a pet store that could no longer sale them and what I mean by rescue is I took them from horrible living conditions to a much better place. They all were in one small cage defacating on thier food and each other their coats were flaking white one boy had his tail chewed off and a wound in his neck and sad to say he didnt make it. Two of the females have already had litters and there are more to come. So inhumane I turned them in my conscious could not allow this treatment although i saved the degus the spiny mice and rats are still in filth and the ferrets are in more than a few days of feces. So sad and disheartening to see these creatures that dont ask to be caged be mistreated also I kept two boy bbs and they are doing just fine.And I called and checked on the other ones and they are all great except that one RIP little dude
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 06:56 PM
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Thats horrible!This is another reason I dislike pet stores!

I am glad you rescued the degus and turned the store in!I hope something gets done!

How are the degus doing now??Any pictures of the rescue babies??

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 09:26 PM
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I am so glad you were able to rescue those poor little degus! If you are needing homes for the babies when they are ready, please contact me as I would love to have a pair (or trio!).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 09:42 PM
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Hey we are in Missouri also.PM where the pet store is so we can see if we can get the ferrets, mice, or rats out. Thanx and great job saving the degus!
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