Hi guys, a relatively new Degu owner here! Got 3 boys (Ben,Chris and Si) who we adopted from a charity at the age of 3 months in September. We love to them bits and they are slowly gaining the confidence to run up our arms and sit for a few seconds before scurrying off back to the comfort of their cage! We had to leave them at my parents house for about a month as me and my OH moved out and the landlord wasn't sure about allowing them in the flat so all the work we did before we moved has sort of been undone - but we're getting there again! (one climbed up on the OH's elbow this evening ;D )
Never had Degus before - we actually went looking for Rats but they didnt have any and fell in love with the boys instead! The only problem is we cant tell them apart by looking at them, although their personalities are starting to shine through!
Ye that's the bad thing about degus is you can't tell them apart, the only good thing (and I don't think what I did was good) about a degus tail coming off (part of it) is that I can now tell my two guys apart. Welcome!
Louie the dog,
Joe the degu,
Rio the degu,
Bumble the guinea pig,
Rolo the guinea pig,
Daisy the guinea pig,
Honey the guinea pig,
Tilly the guinea pig,
Eris the guinea pig
Titch the russian dwarf,
Consuela the russian dwarf.
I have too many animals, and also looking for more!
RIP Olly, my beautiful boy
awww!! we caught one of ours once just about to bite another one's tail off - we shouted so loudly (we were terrified he was actually gonna do it!) he scurried off and never caught any of them doing it again! lol
I'm very lucky that Two of mine have very different faces, so it's always been easy to tell them apart. However, my other two only have slight differences between them. Six months later and I can tell them apart really easily now too. You will learn to tell them apart over time, just takes practice! lol.
The OH can tell them apart from their behavior but i still lose track and get them all mixed up! This forum is great - got so much info from it already! Looking forward to trying out some new stuff on them!