Have you checked the label on your degus’ food lately? Take a look, because some foods contain molasses or syrup or other sugary ingredients. This extra sugar in a degu’s diet can lead to overeating and obesity. It can also lead to dental problems too.
Feeding Selective for the first time?
If you are feeding Selective to your degus for the first time, make sure you change from one food to another, gradually over 10-14 days. At first, you should mix a small amount of Selective with your degus’ current food, slowly decreasing the old diet, whilst gradually increasing the quantity of Selective. A sudden change in diet can cause digestive upsets – even when you are changing to a better quality diet – so take care!
If your degus are used to a sugary diet, you may find it takes them a while to change, but persevere as it will help to benefit their health in the long term.
And don’t forget fresh hay and water! Your degus should have an unlimited supply of both at all times.
Packed with Vitamin C
Zero Added Sugar
Rich in Natural Ingredients
Prevents Selective Feeding
No artificial colors
With natural antioxidants
Promotes dental wear
Supports digestive health
Helps maintain healthy skin & coat