Surprise! Baby Degus!!

Apparently our male degu, Luis, was not neutered fast enough… because on Monday, May 23rd, animal department volunteer Ashlyn found Florencia’s 6 baby degus in a bag of shredded paper (used for animal enrichment) when she was cleaning out the cages! Degus are born with fur and are cute as can be. The amazing thing to me is that Florencia is not really that much bigger than the sum of these 6 babies!Read more

Degu Surgery

We don’t want Degu babies, so we neutered our male Degu, Luis.  However, we thought we might be too late with the surgery – AND WE WERE!  Florencia was already pregnant by the time we neutered Luis. Take a look at the photos below from the neutering, and tomorrow we’ll post some photos or videos of the 6 baby Degus that were born on May 23!Read more