Hi, recently inherited two degus from foster care form charity. I have upgraded their cage from a ferplast tiny box to cozy pet rc04. It’s a lot bigger than what they had. I wondered, do they still need their wheel? Or no? Lots of ramps etc. Just wondered as they have always had one. I might put it back in tomorrow. Any advice gratefully received. Cheers, Em.
Well done for upgrading the cage. Yes they will need a wheel for exercise. Degus require large wheels, a minimum of 12" diameter and chew proof! Most of us here have the tic tac wheels as they are a fab size and are indestructible, you can order them here: www.tictacwheels.co.uk/ With the cage you have exercise is especially important as the floor space falls slightly short of our recommendation for 2 degus, so be aware of that. How are you getting on with them so far, do they have names?
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Hello Emmyt37, and welcome to the forum and the world of degus! Degus bring with them quite a steep learning curve. Are these your first degus? How are you doing? Have you done any reading here, specifically the threads that are stickies at the beginning of each board? LOTS of information, which is very helpful with daily degu life.
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We love to help with anything degu, so please feel free to ask away! Each section of the forum has sticky threads (ones at the top with a red drawing pin). They contain a lot of information about goos in general and, in particular, cage setup, running space, and ideas from other members. Have a good read! In the meantime, guard your food and trinkets, invest in some ear plugs, prepare for the new currency of poo, and consider selling your TV!
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