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Looking for a female degu - Merseyside area

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by mminghella71, Apr 27, 2011.


  1. mminghella71

    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello

    I bought a lone female degu today and she seems quite lonely. According to her previous owner, her female partner died a couple of months ago. I have read a few sites about socialising new degus and wondered if anyone has a single female that needs a new home

    Thanks
     
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    Snippet PetForums VIP

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    HAve you tried the RSPCA? They may have a degu, or know of someone that's got one looking for a home.
     
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    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    I hadn't thought of that. Thanks
     
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    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    I have just phoned them. They only do cats & dogs :cryin:
     
  5. B3rnie

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    You could try other local rescues, I know Degu's are constantly coming into our's :(

    Can you travel?
     
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    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, NW including Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester, and surrounding areas
     
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    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    As a quick update, I just thought I'd let you know that I did get another female through the Pets at Home store in St Helens. It was through the adoption services for a "donation" of £15.

    I intoriduced them to each other in the bath and they seemed to get on well. I decided to add them both to the main cage and there has been a fair bit of grooming and chirping so all seems well. Most of the grooming is coming from the older female who we already had. The newer one, Daisy, is only 3 months old
     
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    mminghella71 PetForums Newbie

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    A really sad bit of news is that the older female, Rosie died tonight. I heard a thump from the cage and turned around to see her lying at the bottom. I assumed that she had fallen from the top shelf in the cage but she seemed really out of it. I went in to check on her again later and found her lying dead in the bedding. A closer look at her right eye revealed that she had taken one hell of a knock on the way down.

    I'm really gutted and not looking forward to telling the kids tomorrow :frown2:

    Although we didn't really have her for that long, she will be sorely missed by us all
     
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