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the food and feed for degus

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digestion herbivores and omnivores

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Folivore / herbivore = collective name for herbivorous animals, which specialize in herbs and leaves.

In nature, degus eat grasses, herbs, bark, leaves, shrubs and wood. Degus need a plant-based diet that is rich in crude fiber and low in energy. In addition to good quality hay, the basic food for degus must also be available without restriction. A degu can also be fed fresh herbs, fresh grass or fresh vegetables of good quality. However, this is not a basic need. Degus are predisposed to diabetes. That is why it is better not to feed fruits and sugary vegetables. If degus are fed too sugar and starchy, the animals can develop diabetes. The nutritional requirements of degus are somewhat similar to those of rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. They also need high crude fiber content. Different lengths of the fiber particles are important for the correct wear of the teeth, the loosening of the gastrointestinal filling, a good intestinal peristalsis and for the fermentation process in the caecum. For the degu that is kept as a pet, this means that the basic food for degus consists of high-quality hay and an energy-poor, balanced, complete kibble. The kibble must contain all the required nutrients, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Both the hay and the chunks must be offered unlimited.

A degu's gastrointestinal tract is not that muscular. To keep the digestive system going, food has to be replenished again and again. In order to prevent digestive disturbances, it is important that the animals can eat at any time. To prevent the animals from getting too fat, it is important to choose a diet that is adapted to the specific animal species.

Unfortunately, degus have a tendency to form urinary stones. When a degu permanently takes in more calcium than it needs, there is a danger of developing bladder stones. This can make the animals very sick. Once bladder stones have formed, this can no longer be dissolved through food. Treatment is only possible through surgery. However, a calcium deficiency is also dangerous. This can lead to dental and skeletal problems. It is therefore very important that the calcium content in the diet is specifically adapted for a degu. To prevent a calcium surplus, it is important to ensure a limited supply of calcium through the diet and to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water. Products with a high calcium concentration include parsley, dandelion and alfalfa. Since vitamin D3 is directly involved in calcium metabolism, this must also be precisely coordinated in the diet. The calcium-phosphorus ratio must also be exactly right. It must be CA: P = 1.5: 1 to 2: 1.

Food guide degu

Degus are herbivores. They naturally eat grasses, seeds, and arid plant parts. Degus need unlimited hay. This is important to get enough fiber. In addition, chewing hay contributes to good tooth wear. In addition to hay, degus need a low-energy pellet that contains all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They also need gnawing wood to wear out their teeth. Degus are naturally used to a sparse diet. If they take in too many sugars, they quickly become too fat. Fruit is therefore not suitable for degus, it contains too many natural sugars. In addition to hay, gnaw wood and degus chunks, degus also need vegetables and herbs. It is important that a new vegetable is introduced gently. Always start with a very small piece, you can build this up slowly. Also note that not all vegetables are safe from degus. Typical features of the degu's herbivorous digestive system are the lifelong growing teeth, the weakly muscled gastrointestinal system and the cecum fermentation with the eating of cecum excrement. In nature, degus spend a very large part of the day taking in food. Eating breaks can cause digestive problems.

Degoe nutrition & Fat

The food should not be too fatty. Degus cannot digest fat properly. Food with sunflower seeds or peanuts, for example, is not suitable for degus because it contains too much fat.

Degoe nutrition & Calcium

The diet should not contain too much calcium. Excess calcium is excreted through the urinary tract. Too much calcium can cause bladder stones or kidney stones. Once a degu has bladder or kidney stones, this cannot be resolved with food. The animal will need to be operated by a veterinarian. So it is very important to avoid this. However, a shortage of calcium is also not good. A degoe does need calcium for teeth and bones. Adult degus need a calcium content of 0.6%. For growing degus this is 0.9%. The calcium phosphorus ratio must be between 1.5: 1 and 2: 1.

Degoe Nutrition & Fiber

The fiber content in the diet should be around 20%. Degus also get a lot of fiber from the hay. High-structure fibers from hay ensure that the degu has to chew for a long time and persistently. This chewing causes the molars to wear off. This is very important because the molars continue to grow for life. Molars that are too long cause pain and can cause the degu to eat less hay, for example, with all the consequences for the digestion. In addition, chewing for a long time ensures that enzymes in the saliva already start digestion. Fiber is also crucial for the process of fermentation in the caecum.

Food & Protein

The degu's cecum stools are rich in protein. This is then also eaten again, after which the proteins can be digested. Too high a protein content in the diet can prevent the degu from eating the cecum stool. This can have negative consequences for health and digestion.


always fresh rodent food ALWAYS FRESH FOR THE DEGOES!

As a specialist in the field of rodent nutrition, you as a customer benefit from our knowledge and experience. This is also reflected in our purchasing & storage policy, for example. We focus on fresh and fresh instead of much and cheap. Hay, herbs and food must be fresh and stored in the right way, which is why we purchase such products in a smart way so that you always benefit from fresh and fresh food!

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