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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Paws&Claws, Jun 4, 2010.


  1. Paws&Claws

    Paws&Claws PetForums VIP

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    Hey everyone! :(
    I was just about to go to feed the rabbits when i noticed a plant (which has been put in the window by someone where it shouldnt be!!!!!!!) has fallen over ontop of the degu run :(

    The degus are ok but a couple of leaves fell into the cage and when i went in and took to plant away, one of the degus was just finishing nibbling something! :crying:

    I think one of the degus has eaten a leaf and i dont know if its bad for them or not?! :crying: Im feeling sick with worry at the moment! what should i do? i posted here because theres not alot of people on the rodent bit :( x
     
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    :crying: x
     
  3. NightwishRaven999

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    Sorry to hear. I know you must be very worried...
    You need to find out what plant it is ?
    Was is a flowering plant ? A houseplant ? What species ?

    Some plants and herbs are great for degus, while others are not.
    Its impossible to know what to expect without knowing the plant...

    If you start to see something strange, dont hesitate to contact the RSPCA.
    I hear they have a 24 hr calling system and will be glad to offer free advice.
    There are also many exotic veterinarians online that can be contacted and will advise you for free.

    Try to find out about the plant, and pay close attention to your degus over the next couple days.
     
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    Have you got a picture of the plant, you need to get a picture and post it in general, once you know what type of plant it is you need to ring your vet or google to see if its poisonous for rodents, omg now Im panicking:scared:.
     
  5. Paws&Claws

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    The degus seem ok this morning. No weird behaviour or anything?

    The plant was a small house plant? but i duno what kind or anything? i was on google for an hr trying to work it out :(

    x
     
  6. dobermummy

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    can you take a pic of the plant to put up[ on here? someone will know im sure :)

    im glad they seemok today tho :D
     
  7. Paws&Claws

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    I think if it was bad for them, something would have happened over night with them being so small. (thats what im hoping anyway)

    Ill take a picture now..

    Im so annoyed though, as i kept telling my sis and mum to stop putting stuff thats not for the animals in the rabbit room! :mad: the plant was suppose to be in the kitchen or outside NOT near any of the fuzzies :mad: x
     
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    Plant

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    I think its a house plant and im hoping its not harmful :( i havent seen it flower or anything but that might be because we dont take care of it very well x
     
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    I think it might be a jade plant (Crassula argentea)? :confused: x
     
  10. Paws&Claws

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    according to this list: Even Plants Can Be Poisonous

    The Jade plant (Crassula argentea) is NOT poisonous...

    I think our plant is a poorly kept version of this:

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    hopefully he will be ok :(
     
  12. Paws&Claws

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    I think im right with the plant name. It looks very similar with the leaves and the thickness of the leaves.. the long branches etc im about 85% sure its okay.

    Ill keep an eye on them both.. but im so angry that someone moved the plant in there :mad: i think it was in the window.. and i think bebe managed to get up on to the degu cage in the time i got home and the time i went to feed them (about 30 minutes) then she must have knocked the plant and it fell onto the cage and a couple of leaves fell into the cage.

    Im hoping the degu wasnt eating a leaf but if he was i think it wasnt poisonous... poor thing might have a tummy ache tho x
     
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    i thought it was jade plant (money tree), if so they should be ok :thumbup:
     
  14. Paws&Claws

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    I hope so! :eek: im so worried and angry though.. im going to be having words with my mum and sister for putting things in the rabbit room that dont belong there :( :mad: x
     
  15. NightwishRaven999

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    Yes, thats a Jade plant....a dying one at that.
    You and your degu are lucky this was a succulent plant.
    Most common house plants, are dangerous for degus.

    Glad it wasnt anything toxic.
    You must be relieved :)
     
  16. Paws&Claws

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    Yes... we look after our animals more then our plants :D
    Ive had words with my mum and sis about putting stuff in that room that shouldnt be there! They said they were sorry but i told them we might not be so lucky next time!

    Im so glad it was okay.. that is the only plant we have in the house lol and its dying... rather that then my degu tho :eek: x
     
  17. alaun

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    How are you degus today?
     
  18. Paws&Claws

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    they are fine thank u :) luckly everything seems ok x
     
  19. alaun

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    Brilliant xx

    PS Jasper took a stroll up my daughter's arm yesterday. :) I can't believe how quickly they are beginning to trust her. :thumbup:
     
  20. dobermummy

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    thats good :thumbup:

    how good are degus as pets with kids? my youngest is 5 but very animal savy :)
     
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