Caring for degus, naturally

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?

  • Can be easily frightened and need gentle handling
  • Like to burrow and hoard food
  • May mask signs of illness – making it difficult to tell when they are ill
  • Sociable – need the company of other degus

Use this understanding to find ways to keep them happy and healthy…


Our Supreme Veterinary Range

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.


Why our degu foods are second to none

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.

  • High fibre – for active chewing
  • No added sugar
  • Nutritionally balanced with all the vitamins and minerals they need

Frequently asked questions
 about Degus

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Need to know more?

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.