Ann Vole (annvole) wrote,
Ann Vole

critter update

nothing new except the baby degus are very fast and showing their individual personalities strong enough that I can recognize who they are even though 9 of them are identical in appearence (and two are grey for 11 babies in total). Two of the pregnant degus are getting noticably fatter then the other 3 so must be later in their gestation then the others. One girl weighs more then the chinchillas (don't have a scale handy to give exact numbers) but it looks comic at how wide she is but she still runs and climbs fast. To make sure the babies can reach the spouts of the water bottles, I put a heavy crock bowl upside-down under 3 of the spouts and put another close to the floor leaving only one spout at a nice height for adults. That one bottle at normal height was emptied and the other bottles with reduced height were all less then half used. Obviously the height I normally use is preferred by the adults. I do not bother with height for the chinchillas though because they seem to enjoy challenges in food and water locations so the hardest food or water spout to get is the first to be used up by the chinchillas. I am now fairly sure two chinchillas are pregnant and likely the second one to be noticable is likely just as far in the pregnacy but likely only has one fetus instead of 2 or 3 of the more obvious chinchilla
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