The way that you care for and interact with your degu should reflect their natural behaviour as a prey species. How does this influence their behaviour of degus in the home?
Use this understanding to find ways to keep them happy and healthy…
Our experts have been making healthy foods for degus for many years. If you are wondering what to feed or how to care for your degu – look no further. We have a complete range to meet all their needs.
From time to time, your vet may make a specific dietary recommendation to help support your degu if they are ill or lethargic. That can also include times when your degu is recovering from surgery or illness. Our Recovery Plus diet is a popular option recommended by many veterinary professionals.
Degu diets don’t just deliver nutrition but taste and enjoyment too. Degus are active chewers and need to do so to keep their constantly growing teeth trimmed.
How can you keep degus clean and happy? Should you bathe a degu? Is it necessary to groom a degu’s coat? There’s a lot to learn about degus and how to keep them healthy. Learn more about basic day to day degu hygiene here.
Degus are herbivores and need access to plenty of hay so that they get enough fibre. They should also be given a daily portion of a high-quality, balanced, degu diet. This will be very low fat, high in fibre and contain suitable levels of vitamin C which is particularly important for their health. Degus are prone to diabetes and obesity, so it is best to opt for a diet with no added sugar. Find out more about what degus can eat in our article: https://supremepetfoods.com/veggies/
Degus originate from central and northern Chile and would be found in habitats ranging from open plains, to the slopes of the Andes mountains, particularly on the Western side. They tend to live in large groups in a complex network of burrows.
Degus aren’t strictly diurnal or nocturnal. In fact, they tend to be most active at dawn and dusk, napping on and off during the day and sleeping for longer periods at night.
For more detailed information about Degus, you can contact us and we will get back to you with our experts’ advice. However, if you have any concerns about the health and well-being of your degu, you should seek veterinary advice immediately. The RSPCA has also provided many helpful degu guides you can find here.