Hello, I'm from Norfolk in the UK and I have two male Degus who are of an unknown age and have very original names (Fluffytail and Stubbytail)
I adopted my boys from pets at home after they had failed to home them and one of them degloved his tail, so they couldn't sell them as they normally would. I have no idea how old they actually are, but I've had them for about 6 and 1/2 years.
Pets at home gave me really bad advice on housing and looking after them. After lots of research I built them a huge custom built wooden cage. I'm always reading around the internet to make sure I'm doing the best by my boys.
This is a picture of their home before they occupied it - there are hooks on the ceiling to hang toys and a hammock (which they love)
I light it from the outside with an LED lamp - I wasn't confident enough in my wiring (or their ability to not chew said wiring) to light it on the inside. A for the water bottle, the front is actually a mesh, so it' similar to hanging it on a wire cage.
They seem to really enjoy it, they have three different nests they swap between and a tendency to run around very loudly at night.
6 girls (Freya, Bryn, Kara, Mist, Brownie, Cookie) The best boys: Banshee and Buddy Fostering: 3 sweet boys Billy and Barney (now with friend) rip Fluffytail and Stubbytail
Hi, nice to meet you. FAB cage, really love the look of it.
I'm not surprised to hear about P@H - I think most of us ended up here because of their terrible advice!
Glad to hear you've done a lot of research too, I hope you'll share anything interesting you find? We love to hear about new products or ways to make out furry friends happy. I think I spend most of my time away from cleaning animals investigating them too - always something new to learn. It's not 'cos I'm obsessed or anything..
3 rescue rabbits - Zak,Janis & Jim 2 rescue cats - Eddie & Nala 2 rescue dogs - Jack Russell Stan, Romanian Terror *cough* terrier Minnie 3 degu - Jelly, Leadbelly & Bo. 3 chinchillas - Sir Ian McKellen & Sir Patrick Stewart & Dame Maggie Smith 3 adopted Guinea Pigs - Aaron, Bea & Heidi
R.I.P my best friends Cat & Bengi, my first & best friends. Never forgotten, always missed.