Buddy and Banshee seem to have a scrap about once a month. Usually there's a scratched nose or two then it settles down.
There's not been any FBOD but, this time there's a a little bit of blood around the mouth and blood on the paws (for both parties). I've separated them because I can't be with them for the next couple of hours - but from my understanding, I have to expect some minor scratches and stuff?
They are boxing, tail thumping, teeth grinding and shoving. Sometimes they kick so hard they go flying across the cage and hit the bars.
6 girls (Freya, Bryn, Kara, Mist, Brownie, Cookie) The best boys: Banshee and Buddy Sweet rescue boys: Fat Tony(rip), Frankie the Squealer, Lonesome Larry. rip Fluffytail and Stubbytail
It could be teenage hormones then, both want to be the dominant goo, I think you need to keep up the pressure that you are the top degu and let them know where they stand and how much fighting you'll put up with.
I had girls that were genuine Hoodini's and regularly found new ways to get out of their cage. There were three that particularly loved to climb to the top of the boys cage. I think it is a natural attraction . . . I wonder if the girls might be in heat? Anyway, I would feel quite confident that the fight today had to do with the girls being perched on top of their cage.
1 Bichon/Shi-t-zu Ollie (b'gollie), 1 Standard poodle, Indie