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Here you can find species-appropriate, healthy degu food

Welcome to our degu world! Here you will find healthy food for the species-appropriate nutrition of your lively degus. From special degu blends with leaves and roots to essential seed mixes, our carefully selected foods provide healthy, species-appropriate nutrition for your little rodents. Buy healthy food for degus from us and help them feel healthy and happy!
Degus Bronchial Rhinitis Herbs
Animal species: Degus | Weight: 500 g
  1. expectorant and helps with expectoration
  2. Can also be used for inhalations
From €12.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€24.00* / 1 kg )

Degus Gastrointestinal Herbs
Animal species: Degus | Weight: 500 g
  1. high-quality leaves & herbal seeds from herbal medicine
  2. with 12 different flowers
From €12.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€24.00* / 1 kg )

Degus Immunio Feed Supplement
Animal species: Degus | Weight: 500 g
  1. 4 7 % flowers and 53 % herbs and weeds
  2. Strengthens the immune system in a natural way
From €12.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€24.00* / 1 kg )

Degus leaf diversity
Animal species: Degus | Weight: 500 g
  1. Blätter heimischer Obst- und Laubbäume
  2. mit gesunden Unkräutern
From €10.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€21.00* / 1 kg )

Degus Leaves & Blossoms
Weight: 500 g
  1. native fruit tree leaves
  2. with herbs, weeds and flowers
From €10.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€20.00* / 1 kg )

Degus SAB Plant Mixture Balanced
Weight: 500 g
  1. Recipe according to SAB of the Degus International Community
  2. with herbs, leaves and flowers
From €11.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€22.00* / 1 kg )

Degus SAB Seed Mix
Weight: 1 kg
  1. Seeds according to SAB of the Degus International Community
  2. High-quality oilseeds
Degus seeds
Weight: 1 kg
  1. balanced ratio between flour and oil seeds
  2. with fine grass seeds
Degus Vegetable Buffet
Animal species: Degus | Weight: 1 kg
  1. made from 100 % diced vegetables
  2. vitamin-rich supplementary feed & healthy treat
From €14.00*
Flower mixture
Weight: 100 g
  1. With 9 different flowers from natural medicine
  2. Flowers can also be used for tea
From €4.50*

Content: 0.1 kg (€45.00* / 1 kg )

Grass Seeds & Flowers
Weight: 500 g
  1. improved recipe of grass and flower supplement
  2. 5 varieties of grass seed and 4 varieties of flowers
From €9.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€19.00* / 1 kg )

Grass Seeds Deluxe
Weight: 500 g
  1. 6 different grass seed varieties with fine herbs
  2. millet and grain-free
From €9.50*

Content: 0.5 kg (€19.00* / 1 kg )

Weight: 500 g
  1. Improved recipe of the Health Extra
  2. High-quality herbal seeds known from herbal medicine
From €10.00*

Content: 0.5 kg (€20.00* / 1 kg )

Rodent sprouts | sprouted food | 210 ml
  1. Ready-to-use sprouted food for hamsters, mice and rats
  2. Important nutrients, minerals and vitamins

Content: 210 Milliliter (€2.62* / 100 Milliliter )

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Peanuts, shelled
Weight: 100 g
  1. High in protein
  2. Iron
  3. Phosphorus
  4. Potassium
  5. Calcium
  6. Magnesium
  7. Trace elements

Content: 0.1 kg (€16.00* / 1 kg )

Orlux | Clay Bloc mini | 3 x 180 g
  1. Clay block for large parakeets and parrots

Content: 0.54 kg (€9.17* / 1 kg )

What is a degu?

A degu (Octodon degus) is a rodent.
Degus live in the Andean regions of Chile and Argentina. They belong to the chinchilla family and are closely related to other rodents such as guinea pigs and hamsters. Degus are medium-sized rodents that grow to about 15-25 centimeters long and weigh between 170 and 300 grams. They have short, dense fur that comes in a variety of colors including gray, brown and black. They are diurnal animals and usually live in groups of three to ten in natural rock formations or burrows. Degus are very social and communicative. They communicate with each other through a variety of sounds and body postures. In captivity, degus form a close bond with their keepers. Because they are curious and active, they have become popular pets. Degus need plenty of space, exercise, and a species-appropriate diet rich in raw fiber to stay healthy.

The degu - diet

A degu eats a rather meager diet in nature. It eats primarily grasses, herbs, flowers and their seeds and few nuts. Roots and also fruits are rather rarely taken up and thus do not belong to the rodents' direct diet. But leaves and twigs of various bushes and trees are also at the top of the Degu menu. For this reason alone, their digestion is not designed for sugary or fatty components in the food. Degus are therefore prone to diabetes if fed the wrong diet. This can lead to blindness of the animals. The teeth of a degu grow throughout its life. Consequently, they must wear down their teeth by gnawing on bark or roots. The food generally offered in the specialized market is absolutely not recommended for such a special feeding. Only our species-appropriate food mixtures correspond to the natural food variety of a degu.

Care and keeping degus as pets

When foraging in the wild, the very active degus like to cover several kilometers a day. They literally walk over hill and dale. They climb hills or even like to climb up bushes and trees. Therefore they need a very large enclosure to live out their urge to move. Since the trade does not provide adequate enclosures, actually only self-builds are a really species-appropriate attitude. However, they should have at least a floor space of 2m² and be about 2m high. Since degus are not kept alone, a too small area leads to massive behavioral problems with the animals. If they can not romp, it comes to diseases of the musculoskeletal system and also to quarrels among the pets.

Behavioral disorder Gitternagen

If there are behavioral problems, this can manifest itself as follows. For example, gnawing can have many causes. Mostly it is simple boredom, if the enclosure is too small. It lacks toys, floors to jump or Buddelmöglichkeiten. Then a rebuilding of the enclosure should be thought about. Also missing running wheels are often a reason for the Gitternagen. The running wheel does not replace the run, but gives the degus the opportunity to live out their strong urge to move. If the degus have been nibbling for some time, it can become a compulsive act and continue even in the larger enclosure. In individually kept degus, nibbling is usually a sign of loneliness. Of course, stress also leads to gnawing behavior. Social stress in the group during a new introduction would be an example. But also constant cleaning of the enclosure can be disturbing. Especially if a new, unfamiliar smell is constantly perceived. This unsettles the animals because they no longer feel safe in their territory. If the degu is not provided with sufficient nail material, such as nibbling branches or roots, gnawing will increase. If the occasional nibbling on the grid is not practiced too often, it is certainly just testing the degus to remove the barrier to freedom. If you offer them a regular run outside the enclosure, they also like to indicate their run time by a kind of jostling.