Degu Supplies

Degus are sociable, fun animals who do well living together in pairs or groups, and keeping them as pets can be easy if you have the right degu supplies. Chewy carries a range of the best degu supplies you can buy, including essential degu products for grooming, feeding and health and necessary degu accessories like small animal carriers and dust baths.

Start by picking out a cage for your degus, preferably a chew-proof, multilevel wire enclosure with a solid floor that makes it easy for your degus to climb and burrow. Chewy carries a range of degu cage options that will make finding a great cage easy. Once you’ve chosen a good home, you’ll need to set it up with places for them to drink, eat, sleep, bathe and do their business. Cage-mounted water bottles are the preferred way to give degus water because they won’t tip, but you can use tip-proof bowls for giving water and degu food if you prefer, plus a hay rack to provide a steady supply of hay. Degus also require a dust bath with bathing dust in it for hygiene, and many can be litter trained, so a small animal litter box with degu-safe litter may be a good idea, too.

Line your solid-bottomed cage with lots of soft paper or non-toxic wood degu bedding for burrowing and nesting, and put a few degu hideouts in there for privacy and sleeping. Degus also need lots of degu toys for entertainment, plus chew toys for dental health and a solid surface wheel for exercise.

Chewy carries a range of other supplies you may need, including degu treats for training, carriers, cage cleaning supplies and degu grooming and health products. You’ll find a wide selection of everything you need to keep your little pets nourished, healthy and happy when you shop at Chewy.com. Check out all the great degu supplies we carry and have them shipped right to your door!

Frequently Asked Questions

What supplies do degus need?

The supplies degus need include a roomy, chew-proof and preferably multistory wire cage, a water bottle and tip-proof bowls for drinking and feeding, and at least one hideout or nest box per degu for a feeling of safety. They also need lots of bedding for the bottom of the cage, a pelleted food formulated made especially for degus, a hay feeder that’s always full, and occasional small snacks of fresh veggies. You should put some toys inside the enclosure along with a solid surface wheel for exercise, and provide healthy chew toys or chew sticks for dental health. Degus also need a dust bath with bathing dust to keep themselves clean and healthy. Finally, a small animal litter box with non-clay, unscented litter will help you go longer between bedding changes and help reduce odor with regular scooping.

How do you take care of degus?

Take care of your degus by setting up a safe, roomy habitat for them with all the essential supplies inside. Once you’ve covered basic housing, food, rest, hygiene, play and exercise needs, begin to socialize your degus by getting them used to being handled and interacting with them as much as possible. Degus are very social and high energy pets who love attention and exploring, but they may not enjoy being handled a lot and don’t make great pets for small children. Give them daily time outside the cage in degu-proofed areas for exercise and play and let them dictate how much handling they want once they’ve gotten to know you.

How do I set up Autoship on my degu supplies?

Set up Autoship for your degu supplies when you order by simply clicking the Autoship option at checkout. You can set the frequency of your shipments here, too, and change quantities and shipment timing whenever you want on Chewy.com. You can also easily cancel Autoship if your needs should ever change, so you will never run out of degu food, bedding or bathing dust again!

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