Post by heather11 on Apr 6, 2019 11:12:01 GMT
Hi, back in January we adopted three male degus from pets at home, dad who was about 1year old and two sons about 4 months old, well on Thursday my daughter went to clean them out and found loads of eyes peeping at her from inside of their hammock bed! So I phoned pets at home to ask what to do, I didn’t know if dad would eat the babies, if dad needed separating etc I told them I was taking them to the vets and they said all bills would be paid for by them. So we go to the vets and discover that the two sons are actually female!!!! So I may have more babies to come says the vet 😳 oh and mum may also be pregnant again 😳😳 she looked in the hammock and discovered 8 very cute and adorable healthy looking babies about 2-3 days old. We are taking the babies back in to our vets in about two weeks to have them sexed. Dad Dave had a sleepover at the vets and came home yesterday day a little lighter and pets at home true to their word paid for the vets fees. They have also provided nuggets, hay with alfalfa, an alfalfa grass ring thing to hang in the cage, a small house and a grassy tunnel thing. They have said to go back when I need more food etc and to just ask if I need another cage. My questions are how old are they before they can become pregnant? (As this could be a vicious circle with so many babies) how old do they have to be before they can be rehomed? What extra veggies and seeds do I need to provide to help mum? Should I ask for another cage an if so which one? Is there anything else I will need for the babies that I should ask pets at home for? Any other info would be great, I have been reading other posts in your babies section and can’t believe how many mistakes have been made by pets at home!!!