I have been watching 2 degus called Rick and Morty for a year now, dreaming one day I could home one. I was finding my feet being new to degus, and so took it cautiously hoping that they would get rehomed in the meantime. They sadly haven't been.
These are 2 brothers who were separated as they stopped getting along, but they haven't been given a new group. So they have spent what I believe is around 9 - 11 months now alone in each of their cages. And respect to the RSPCA, but at the RSPCA they obviously have all sorts of animals to look after, so they would naturally be around a lot of their predators, on their own, for this time. It makes me sad to think they haven't got a home.
I enquired today, but unfortunately they are not neutered so cannot live with girls, and it would be dangerous to neuter them. I'm of course, disappointed, I've been wanting one of them for so long now, but I hope someone out there can give them a good home.
If anyone has room for 1 more, please reach out to the RSPCA
On a side note, I would love to grow my lovely ladies group of 2 by 1 more. If anyone has a lone female (I don't want to break up groups) then do give me a shout. If not, nevermind; I've got a beautiful little goo family either way.
I too have seen Rick and Morty when I was looking for a companion(s) for Reggie. I adopted a group of three girls (Sphene, Ruby and Amber) from the rspca in York. Despite her name Reggie is a girl so I couldn't offer a home to an un-neutered male for obvious reasons.
From my experience with the rspca, both with domestic pets and wildlife (I used to do wildlife rescue so we dealt with them a lot), I can assure everyone that all animals in their care are housed in designated rooms for that species. No animal is housed where they have sight or smell of a predator. They also have designated carers for that section, so no reptiles carer would be in contact with rodents for example.
I know its heartbreaking that they are alone, and have been looking for a forever home for so long, and I really hope they find a home soon, but I felt I had to put the record straight with regards to the rspca.
Apologies, I wasnt trying to spread misinformation, thanks for clarifying savvy.
I just remember that when I got Sarah they did say they had to house her in an environment with not ideal animals (ferrets) because they had run out of space. They told me this because they were talking about her temperament at the time, and that this could be contributing to her nervousness. They said it was a problem but they had got a large amount of animals in and just didnt have space so I'm sure this was just extreme circumstances on reflection. So I was just thinking it might be the case; always thinking the worst really.
But yh, I know the RSPCA will be taking great care of them. But I hope they can get a social home soon; people cant replace fellow goos or so I hear.
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2021 20:07:38 GMT by degunewbie: Clarified which animal as it perhaps sounds less bad than reptiles or something