HI SHARON! I GOT 2 DEGUS IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE BOTH MALE, BUT 3 WEEKS LATER 4 BABIES ARRIVED.. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS WHEN THEY ARE BABIES..~sharon°us~ said:Nice to talk to you. Sharon. :wavey:
HI AGAIN CORINNE, DON'T YOU FIND IT REALLY ANNOYING WHEN DEGUS ARE SOLD AND NOT SEXED CORRECTLY, WHEN I WAS SOLD MY 2 I DID'NT REALLY KNOW HOW TO SEX THEM PROPERLY, BUT NOW HAVE NO PROBLEM! THE PET SHOP I GOT THEM FROM DID'NT EVEN APOLOGISE,EVEN THOUGH ONE WAS HEAVILY PREGNANT AND OFFERED TO TAKE THE BABIES OFF MY HANDS FOR £5 EACH.. I OF COURSE KEPT THEM..cjb said:I think we have been lucky to manage to get 4 degus all the same sex. The family we bought them from had about 15 or more degus because they had been told they were one sex and then they turned out to be the opposite. I think one was already pregnant when they bought it! Anyway, the husband checked them all for us and he obviously did a good job!
Do you think your girls are a different temperment from the boys? Regards, Corinne.
Hi! Don't you just love the little degus, my 6 take up too much of my time, I sit down and watch them running around and an hour later I am still there..Amethystbelle said:Hello, i'm a fellow brit and degu mad so thought i would say hello as always nice to meet fellow degu owners ! Ive been keeping degus for the past 6 years and got 2 boys at the moment (as lost my other one earlier this year ) although might be adding to the number soon as offered to take some in. Got into the hobby by accident as went into a pet shop 6 years ago saw them and fell in love with them and left a deposit and collected them later that week after frantically trying to find information on them as at the time no one had heard of them and websites on them were few and far between and been hooked ever since as they are amazing little pets !
The only reason why I asked is because I was reading an old post, and it said Alfafa is not good for degus..degu mad said:i give mine alfalfa hay and cubes sometimes, i used to mix g/pig pellets with chin pellets but my degus dont eat it anymore so now i feed gerty g/pig and they seem to be ok with it.