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introducing degus

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by alaun, Nov 18, 2010.


  1. alaun

    alaun PetForums VIP

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    We've had our new degus for quite a few weeks now and so far things seem to be going well.

    We've had them in seperate cages close by, then moved them next to each other so that they could see and smell each other through the bars. We've then swapped some of the things like nesting boxes so that they could smell each other's scents on them.

    They've been using the same dust bath too.

    Tonight we have swapped them into each other's cages. They are having a lovely time, running around and smelling new smells and playing with new toys. And they seem really comfortable and content too. :thumbup:

    They don't really pay much attention to each other anymore. The squeaking has stopped and been replaced by nice chattering through the bars. :)

    Hopefully things will go well when we finally introduce them to each other too.
     
    #1 alaun, Nov 18, 2010
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    Oh that is wonderful news :thumbup: You will have a proper little degu family! Well done! xx
     
  3. alaun

    alaun PetForums VIP

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    Thanks Xx We've still a way to go, but it's looking good so far. :)
     
  4. B3rnie

    B3rnie Guest

    Yay sounds like everything is all going well :thumbup:
     
  5. alaun

    alaun PetForums VIP

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    cheers b3rnie...next steps going to be the hard one...prepare yourself for inundating with pms lol.

    I'm in limbo really - excited and nervous all at once!
     
  6. B3rnie

    B3rnie Guest

    I'm sure you will be fine :thumbup:
    Just remember towel and water spray and you can't go far wrong :lol:
     
  7. forgotten~myth

    forgotten~myth PetForums VIP

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    thanks for the advice b3rnie. Is the water spray to break up fights?:eek:
     
  8. B3rnie

    B3rnie Guest

    Yep it gives you a few seconds of distraction, so they either calm down or you can scoop up the trouble maker lol
     
  9. Paws&Claws

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    Glad everythings going well :D Keep it up! xx
     
  10. alaun

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    Adding these two threads together so that we can see the degus journey all on one thread.

     
    #10 alaun, Dec 12, 2010
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