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Nelson Degu Degu Saint Paul, MN
- Adoption fee
Estimated birth date: 7/25/20
Personality: Very shy (you are unable to touch this animal without it running away or being fearful, etc), Inquisitive, Chatty, Playful, Energetic, Mouthy (puts mouth on you but does not bite down, usually thinking your fingers are food)
Favorite treats: Rice Puffs and Rosehips
Favorite toys and activities: He loves running in the wheel and burrowing in the hay.
Potty trained: No
This animal daily routine: He gets his daily portion of pellets split between morning and evening. Around 8 PM he has out-of-cage time with dust bath and tunnels
BFF (Does this animal have or need a same species friend in their home?): Yes! Nelson is bonded with his brother Chai! https://www.petfinder.com/small-furry/chai-49002965/mn/saint-paul/mn-pocket-pet-rescue-mn392/
Other species this pet has been exposed to and reaction: None
Health concerns: None
Behavioral concerns: Nelson & Chai are in our trust training program for their shyness. Right now his foster is working on making slow movements and using quiet voices as well as never picking him up unless he approaches. Learn more about our trust training methods at https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/trust-training
Other notes: He is the dominant, bigger brother. While Chai is the shy guy, Nelson will always let you know when he needs something! He is very curious and is always trying to find new escape routes.
Nelson & Chai were born in rescue after their parents were transferred from a hoarding case in South Dakota to MNPPR.
Due to our rescue being foster-based, not all foster homes are located in Saint Paul, MN. Nelson’s foster parent prefers to meet at the Richfeild PetSmart - 1100 W 78th St, Richfield, MN 55423 or Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies 8537 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 for meet & greets, & adoptions.
Our adoption process can be found on our website here: https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/process
Fee: Nelson & Chai have a combined adoption fee of $25
We absolutely DO NOT SHIP ANIMALS! Please do not ask.
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