The Starlight Trust is an animal welfare and rescue organisation based in Surrey


IN MEMORY – A traumatised female degu

Name/s: Betty
Species: Degu
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: Unknown but thought to be 2012
History Betty was in the pets at home adoption centre advertised as male. We spotted the error and spoke to staff and it became apparent that she had spent her life to date as the only female living in a colony of males. She had been so badly attacked that her tail had to be amputated.
Temperament Betty was left very traumatised by her ordeal and is rather nervous. She is extremely wary of other degus and will attack them if she feels threatened. We decided Betty should remain as a permanent resident so she didn’t have any further disruption.
Health Betty is physically well.

Author: Sarah

Sarah is co-founder of the Starlight Trust and is our Animal Care Manager, Webmaster and Wildlife Services Manager

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