Degu Breeding

Planning to breed degus? Running a successful breeding scheme is a complex and time consuming process that requires complete dedication. Since captive degus have a history of congenital conditions and heritable problems, it's essential that anyone attempting to breed degus has a good background knowledge and awareness of the risks involved. Breeding is best left to the professionals, but if you feel you are ready to take on this task, Degutopia has provided all the information you might need to help you on your way.  

A complete breeding overview can be found in the How To... section, whilst a Hand Rearing section is also included in case of emergencies. Breeders may find the variety of tools available handy.

How To...

Hand Rearing


Breeder Tools

Agouti Breed Standard


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