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hey guys,
does anyone own or have owned any degu? if so are they nice pets and what are they like?
just wondering, as saw some at pets at home the other day and they were soooo cute xx
 

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I've had 12 degus over the last few years and they make WONDERFUL pets I adore them, they're like big gerbils and they're really friendly, nosey and cheeky I think they're just brilliant pets.

Except the mess - they make A LOT of mess but hey, you can't have it all can you ?? :lol:
 

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Degu's look so cute everytime I have seen them in petshops they come to the front of the cage. Though the thing with them is they are very seceptable to diabetes.
 

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diabetes? oh dear thats not so good....
im not going to pets at home anymore, i have to go and look at the degu everytime i go in there now.
theres 1, he comes to the front and put his paw through the wire to get ur attention, he then goes to run on the wheel, and then comes back to the front to make sure u were watching him on the wheel,
i love him soooo much :)
1 thing i thought though, they are quite expensive. the 1 i like at pets at home was £28. plus i wouldnt have a clue what cage or anything to get? x
 

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Degus are special little things. I don't know a ton about them, but I've known some people who had them as pets. They are naturally diabetic, so they cannot have any sugar what so ever. A friend of mine lost one, and almost lost the other two, because she had a house party and someone ignored the "do not feed" sign and gave the girls some sweets. They became very lethargic that night and one died overnight, the other two managed to pull through.

They are also social, like mice and rats, and need to be kept in groups. They also take dust baths, like chinchillas, and are very similar to chinchillas.
 
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