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I bought two degus' from Buckle's about two months ago. They were six months old at the time.The cashier that was helping me assured me that they were both boys. I named them Dexter and Connor. I put my trust in him, until I noticed my degu, Dexter, start to gain a bit of weight around the core. So, I decided to make sure that Dexter was indeed a girl. I did some research online and discovered that it is fairly simple to sex a degu.

I decided to check and see if the cashier was right, and it turns out he was wrong. Dexter is a female and Connor is a male. I'm worried she is pregnant. The only possible father is Connor due to the fact that he was her only house mate at the store and at my home as well. When I got them they were close to the same size, but until a few days ago I hadn't noticed that Dexter has been steadily gaining weight since I got her. I checked underneath, and the small slit underneath her cone that is the vulva has a slight discharge, and I'm assuming it's the plug that protects the small fetuses from damage in utero. I'm about seventy-five percent sure she is pregnant.

Anyway, I was wondering what I should do differently to make sure she is taken care of. They have a small wooden house that I've recently put a towel in to make it extra comfy for her, but I don't know what else to do. I've stopped handling her as much as well. I feel as if she needs more fluff in her bed to make it comfortable for the possible youngers.

Any advice? Any advice you all can give me would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Thank you, 16degus.
My goodness. 16 degus? How do you tell them all apart?

Here's a quick update:
Dexter is indeed pregnant. I've done as much research as I possibly can, and I like to think I'm prepared for babies. She seems as if she'll pop any day now. All she does is lay in her makeshift hammock all day, and only gets up to eat and drink and occasionally socialize with her mate.
 
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