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The promised posts, and a change in schedule.

Yeah. A week ago, I promised posts. Then I had another busy busy week, and it all went out of the window.

So the plan is now, updates on Wednesdays and Sundays. 297 more words


Egads it's been a busy week

So I promised photos of the food on Thursday. Yeah, didn’t happen, Thursday was crazy. Will add a post on Tuesday for that. And then Thursday, I’ll talk about what happens when your degu decides to jump off your shoulder while you’re stood up, and the interesting psychological effect that has on the human involved. 25 more words


The big 50:50 food experiment.

Finally, all of the ingredients for the degus’ new diet arrived last week.

It kinda took me a while to wrap my head around the 50% natural nutrition diet. 468 more words


What a traumatic day they've had.

One of the things that I noticed while letting the boys play is that their claws were wickedly sharp. Not long, per se, but sharp and scratchy (as evidenced by the state of my arms if someone slams a door in the building while they’re climbing on me). 293 more words


Sand jars seemed like a good idea at the time.

Degus bathe in chinchilla sand. It acts like a hairbrush, bringing out all the dead skin cells and dust and ick that they accumulate over the course of their daily lives. 283 more words


I love springtime!

Springtime means that everywhere starts stocking garden stuff, and usually inexpensively.

That is a coconut fibre hanging basket liner, cut in half and fastened to the side of the cage with twist ties. 19 more words