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  1. Degu Discussion
    OK, so one of my degu (Sasha) is acting a bit strange. She's eating poo, and sand from the dust bath. Is that normal? I know rabbits eat some of their poo, the ones that's more dry, but does degus do the same? Sasha also have been chewing on the hairs on one of her front paws, so it is almost...
  2. Degu Discussion
    I recently adopted a degu from someone who really didn't know how to care for one. I got him in a tiny cage and was told he was eating mouse food and he had a wire wheel. I bought him a 32x22x16.5" 4 level cage to run in and hideaways, solid wheel, etc. He was switched to low sugar guinea pig...
  3. Degu Discussion
    hello all, pretty much as stated above my Degu's won't use their dust bath. They don't sit in or anything. Most they do is they will drag their hay or piece of litter into it but won't bathe. How do you I get them to start doing it? I leave it in for about 20-30 minutes at a time just...
  4. Chinchilla Discussion
    i have 3 baby chinchillas that are almost 4 weeks old. i live in a very dry climate so i only give my chins dust baths twice a week. i waited until the babies were a week old, then started giving the mom her regular dust baths again, but the babies still won't roll and bathe themselves. i put...
  5. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hi All I recently became a chinchilla owner. The furball is adorable. It has been 5 days since I bought him, but he refuse to take a dust bath, even he was scratching himself like crazy. Is this normal? I am worried he might have skin problems, or he doesn't know how to take a bath (though I...
  6. Degu Discussion
    Helllo So my beautiful girlfriend and myself have been looking for the perfect pet for ages now and have finally found them, we are both very interested in learning much more about are new pet degu's First of all, all my knowledge comes from the last week of reading absolutly everything I can...
  7. Degu Discussion
    what's the best way to introduce new degus to each other??
  8. Chinchilla Discussion
    just because i heard some of my PT'ers might need a lil andy luv ;) hehe! he's enjoying some bark.
  9. Degu Discussion
    Ok, ive already tried to write this once and the forum ate my post...so let me try again. When my boyfriend and I moved into the apartment we are in now. we were told we could have a small rodent in a secure cage or fish, but no cats or dogs as they were noisy and their married son lives with...
  10. Degu Discussion
    Almost three months ago my Skippy started having troubles breathing. He was sort of wheezing and it just seemed like he really had to try harder to breathe. Otherwise he seemed very healthy, running around, etc. I wrote about it in this post. I took him to the vet and he gave us the antibiotic...
  11. Degu Discussion
    hi there one of my baby degus seems to have a bit of a runny nose it had cleared up after a few hours they both sneeze occasionally nothing that would make me worry though, his breathing is a little snuffly but not wheezey, but this was only after he had been playing with the others and getting...
  12. Chinchilla Discussion
    i know i earlier postped about the passing away of joey, but since he died iv been getting loads of offers for chins.I went to this garden centre to look at 1 he was in a small cage he wasnt let out ever and he was on hamster foood his cage was filthy and when ii asked to hold him the grabbed...
  13. Chinchilla Discussion
    Chinchillas come from the Andes mountain range, which are composed of the rock Andesite. Andesite is also common here in AZ. I went and got a piece and put it in my Chinchilla's cage to weigh down it's plastic castle, so the Chinchilla can't push the castle around. All the sudden, the...
  14. Degu Discussion
    Like the title says, I'm looking for information on Degu bonding, and not just one to another one, but one group to another group. I am very experienced in gerbil bonding and understand that it's easier to bond one to another one, while a group can be near impossible depending on the animal. A...
  15. Degu Discussion
    hi i have two male degus 4 and a half months old sonic and mario. today i got two 6 week old males rincey and conker. i have separated the cage and put the nebies in the smaller area. there was loads of squeaking from everyone then all of a sudden mario and sonic flew at each other they have...
  16. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hi, my name is Sandi, I am 15, and I have 3 very sweet chinchillas that I need to find new homes for :( I love them sooooo much but my parents told me that we are moving into a new house soon and I have to adopt them out to someone. I live in Greenville, SC and it would be best if I could find...
  17. Degu Discussion
    I got a degu from this guy over the weekend, and she was in bad shape. Sue is very underweight, she has saggy skin, her teeth are bad, her wheel was too small, her cage had a lot of bare metal on the first level, she was missing hair from her tail and she even had a very bad smell to her. She...
  18. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hey there. I'm Brianna. My family has four chin chinchillas: Poppet, Posie, Pixie and Peaches. Our littlest one, Pixie (a black velvet named for her tiny-ness), is the reason for this post. We got her from someone who received her from someone else, so we do not know her exact age. They said 6...
  19. Degu Discussion
    I have come up with another great idea for a homemade toy for goos. Instead of going to the carpet place and getting the carpet rolls and fighting to saw them you can use..... empty oatmeal cartons, here is a pic: And all you have to do is cut out the bottom like this, and you have instant...
  20. Chinchilla Discussion
    my chin has a few cuts on 1 of his feet and has got some of his bath dust in the wound, should i panick or just let it heal on its own. thanks Marley x
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