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Baby Degus

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by duckncover, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    My two degus, Momo and Mimi, had 5 babies and they are coming along nicely. Degus are related to the Guinea Pig and the Chinchilla. Unlike the chinchilla and guinea pig they can climb and have little claws. Momo loves sitting on my shoulder or climbing down my shirt. They also love to have their chin scratched. They made a actual nest for the babies and they don't really mind if I come near them. They both rush to the door to see me, looking to get a treat, haha. I tried to get some pictures but I didn't have much luck. Here's what I've snapped so far. The babies are around 3 days old but degu babies are born highly developed. They have their eyes open, have fur, and even run around and clean themselves.

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  2. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew somone who had some of these some years ago, do they tpically bred lie crazy?, his did O-o

    every time I went over to his house he had new babies.


    I never hear about these any more.

    they used to be the "in" thing at the local petstore, along with sugar gliders, but not anymore.
     
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Some pictures of the parents!
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  4. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    do they tpically bred lie crazy?

    I had mine together for almost 5 months before Mimi got pregnant. I'm separating them into 2 cages once the babies are grown. Males in one cage, female in the other.​
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Aww! [​IMG] They are adorable! That's funny, I have never even heard of Degus before. They seem like pretty neat critters. Congratulations on the new babies! [​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They're adorable!
     
  7. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my god. I want one.
     
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww very cute!
     
  9. usschicago1

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    Very Cutee [​IMG]
     
  10. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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