One of my younger degu's (approximately 10-11 weeks old) has sudden developed a very large swollen stomach.
She isn't lethargic or acting any differently, she still greets us when we open the cage, she seems fine. But her stomach is massive!
I put a calcium hanging seed treat in the cage last night (one that they all love and share) and it was all finished off this morning - but I'm worried that this wasn't it.
We have a wooden house we put in there and they have always had, and when we got up this morning a substantial amount of this house was chewed away. But they do love chewing all their toys, so I didn't think anything of it.
I'm worried now she may have been eating the wood?
She is still eating her normal food, drinking fine, and even though as the day has gone on her stomach seems worse, she seems perky and fine.
I've read on another forum that with swollen degu's we should separate her until it goes down, but I was wondering if anyone could give me any more advice?
I'm so worried!