Who would have thought? Franky is the new alpha of the group and he brightened the mood of everyone in this household. His cheery attitude is a pleasure to watch for us humans, and even his new mates seem to be energized by him.

They used to be rather shy for the past two years that they have spent with us. Since Franky’s arrival and especially after the successful introduction to the three, we noticed an immense increase in activity and curiosity. Since he jumps onto our hands and arms as soon as we open the cage, they now follow his lead and come running. They fight considerably less often and finally use the entire cage equally (instead of mostly the darkest floor for hiding purposes).

It is such a delight to see how he conquered our hearts and continues to surprise us with cute gestures.

Now, we hope that he will be able to teach this way of life to one of our newest degus: Korn. More on this next time!

We now have a new, happy group of six!

We now have a new, happy group of six!

I haven't been posting for a long time, but now there are good news to be told. What has happened since my last post? Around New Year's we put Franky & Co. together with Korn since things looked good at the separation grid. The first couple of hours, it looked...

Plan A failed, plan B has been started

Plan A failed, plan B has been started

Some time has passed and of course, everything turned out completely differently than expected. Reminder: we started introducing emergency degu Punk to emergency degus Glam and Rock and things looked really great - initially. They were already talking and cuddling...