Environment

Degu

Octodon Degu

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Environment

A large, solid based wheel is essential for them to exercise in and they will also enjoy a dust bath.

A large parrot or ferret cage is ideal for Degus, although care must be taken with the wire floors. Pet Degus can develop a painful condition called bumblefoot as a result of wire floors; floor can be covered these with cardboard or similar material to prevent bumblefoot. Wooden ledges, hammocks, tubes and ropes make good climbing opportunities and enrichment. A large wooden nesting box should be given, with pet-safe bedding or stuffed with hay. You can also provide branches from trees providing you have taken care to check the wood is safe for rodents.

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