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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to say hi, I am due to adopt 2 young female Degus (no names picked yet) at the end of August which I am very excited about.

I have managed to order a 3 tier cage, but I'm now struggling to compile a list of everything else I need. :confused: I've never had Goo's before so I really don't want to miss anything. Can anyone advise me on the basics?

I think I am upto date about food/bedding/toys but I can't seem to find a cheap & decent playpen (I live at home so need a pen to let them play in!). Does anyone know where I could find one?

Any help would be fab! :D

Bex
 

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I don't know of any pens that can contain degus :lol:. They're great jumpers and climbers. If you can, find one with solid sides rather than bars. Are there any rooms that you can just degu-proof?

Don't forget hay and bath sand :).
 

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I live with my parents so I'm pretty much restricted to my room, which I will find very difficult to Degu proof :(

I think I might try to make a basic run with some safe wood and see what happens :rolleyes:

Do they have timothy hay mostly, and sometimes alfalfa? Also, what do you put on the bottom of the cage?!

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I live with my parents so I'm pretty much restricted to my room, which I will find very difficult to Degu proof :(

I think I might try to make a basic run with some safe wood and see what happens :rolleyes:

Do they have timothy hay mostly, and sometimes alfalfa? Also, what do you put on the bottom of the cage?!

Thanks
Any grass hay works so timothy is fine :). I wouldn't feed alfalfa because of the calcium content (degus should have limited calcium).

Aspen shavings, paper-based bedding (like Carefresh), and pelleted bedding (wood pellets and Yesterday's News) all work well. I used a mixture of aspen shavings and Yesterday's News until I had a degu with an allergy to the shavings. After that, I only used Yesterday's News (the unscented, original texture variety).
 
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