Unsafe Food for Degus


Toxic foods are poisonous to degus and should be completely avoided.

  • Rabbit food (may contain coccidiostat, an ingredient that is toxic to degus)
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine


Unsafe foods are dangerous to degus because they can cause harm or injury to the animal due to their attributes.

  • Cabbage (causes bloating)
  • Sugar and molasses (they can’t metabolize it)
  • Starchy foods (too many carbohydrates)


Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to degus but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.

  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat/high-protein foods)
  • Fruit (high in sugar)
  • Carrots (high in sugar)

 For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your degu, see our article on Feeding Degus, browse our archive of Degu Help & Education, or Find an Accredited Veterinarian.



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