What Do Degus Eat?

 

7 Constituents of Your Degu Pet Diet

 

 

1. Timothy Hay, Meadow Hay or Readigrass (dried ryegrass)

This should always be available in your degus cage in the hay box. Hay keeps your degus stomachs healthy and also keeps their teeth worn down.

Where Do I Get Timothy Hay?

FarmerDavePetSupply 3 Lb Second Cut Timothy Hay, Bunny, Guinea Pig and Chinchilla Hay

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Foraging Leaves, Flowers and Herbs

Hannseman SAB Degu Plant Mix have been praised by a majority.

 

(Choose Whether To Give Seed Mixes Or Commercial Pelleted Food. You can also give both)

What you need to look out for is:

  • Calcium: Phosphorous ratio= 2:1
  • High sugar and molasses is bad
  • Vitamin C is great

 

3. Seed Mixes
  • Ratrations degu seed mix (1 teaspoon)

 

 

4. Commercial Pelleted Food 

Good recommendations are:

Supreme Petfoods Science Selective Degu

Where Do You Get This?

US#1. Supreme Petfoods Science Selective Degu 1.5kg

UK#2. Supreme Petfoods Science Selective Degu 1.5 kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunseed Vita Exotics Degu

Where Do You Get This?

Sun Seed Company Sunscription Vita Exotics Prima Degu Formula, 28-Ounce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versele-Laga Chinchilla & Degu Complete

Where Do You Get This?

Versele-Laga Chinchilla & Degu Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Treats

Degus love the following:

  • Dried dandelion roots
  • Sunflowers seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

 

 

6. Vegetables

These are to be fed once or twice a week:

  • Broccoli
  • Fresh dandelion leaves
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley
  • Dried Rosehip
  • Dried herbs (for example mint, plantain, nettle and fruit leaves)
  • Butternut squash
  • Beetroot

 

7. Clean Fresh Water

This should be available 24/7. You need to make sure your degu has access to clean fresh drinking water always in a clean water bottle. Some people have had some problems with various water bottles but these have been found to have the least or no problems at all.

Living World Eco + Water Bottle

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Living World Eco + Water Bottle, 6-Ounce

UK #2. Living World Eco Plus Water Bottle, 177 ml

UK #3. Living World Eco+ Water Bottle 769ml

CANADA #4. Living World Eco Plus Water Bottle, 12-Ounce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle

Where Do You Get This?

In the US, you can get it at Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/ Ferret/Hamster/ Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Blue)

In the UK: Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Green)

In the UK: Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle (Long), Best Water Bottle for Guinea Pig/ Ferret/ Hamster/ Bunny, BPA Free, 11.2 Oz / 330 Ml Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Blue)

In the UK:  Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm

 

What Is A Good Feeding Schedule For Your Degu Pet?

  • Hay and fresh clean water should be available in the cage always.
  • You can give both hay and the Hannseman SAB Degu Plant Mix to enhance foraging.
  • A degu should consume 10g of pelleted food or seed mix per day.

 

 

 

What Options Do You  Have?
Option 1
  • Morning 6am to 8am: 10g of pelleted food or seed mix
  • You can give treats weekly in a regulated manner
  • Also give vegetables especially those rich in vitamin c weekly (for example broccoli and dried rosehip)

 

Option 2
  • Early evening 5pm to 7 pm– 10g of pelleted food or seed mix
  • You can give your degus treats (if it is sunflower seeds, 1,2 or 3 a degu) weekly
  • Also give vegetables especially those rich in vitamin c weekly (for example broccoli and dried rosehip)

 

Option 3
  • Morning 6am to 8am: 5g of pelleted food or seed mix
  • Early evening 5pm to 7 pm– 5g of pelleted food or seed mix
  • You can give treats (if it is sunflower seeds, 1,2 or 3 a degu) weekly
  • Also give vegetables especially those rich in vitamin c weekly (for example broccoli and dried rosehip)

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