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Degus!

We are in love! Those rodents originate from Chile, but can also be found natively in Peru. They have been imported into the United States and later on to Europe for research purposes. They can easily develop diabetes, therefore they were perfect for studies. Researchers would soon bring them home and realise how  adorable they were. From then on, it didn’t take long until they became established as pets all over the world.

Adult degus are between 25-30cm long (including their tail) and should weigh between 170 – 300g. They usually become 6-12 years old although there have been reports of degus living up to 16 years. Their genus name is octodon degus because of their cheek teeth that are shaped like figures-of-eight.  Their herbivore diet consists of grasses and leaves, but they’ll go nuts over nuts, dried veggies and seeds. Those treats should, however, be given in moderation and any treat with molasses, honey, sugar or flour (wheat) as are common for rodents should be avoided altogether due to them being prone to developing diabetes.

Presenting

Devi’s Degus

Party

The Alpha
Agouti – ♂ 

Slip

The Ninja
Creme – ♂ 

Knot

The Brave
Agouti – ♂ 

Raschmuschen Rho

Raschmu
Agouti spot – ♂ 

Chili Pi

Goldie
Sand spot – ♂ 

Seven of Nine

The Brat
Sand – ♂ 

Dax

Shy Guy
Agouti – ♂ 

Anubis

Nooby-baby
Blue – ♂ 

 

Foo

Fatso
Agouti – ♂ 

Fighter

The Nosy
Agouti – ♂ 

Kimi

The Pirate
Agouti – ♂ 

FRanky

Sunshine Alpha
Agouti – ♂ 

Mika

Papa Degu
Agouti – ♂ 

Diegoo

Senior & Alpha
Agouti – ♂ 

Punk

Houdini
Agouti – ♂ 

Glam

Supershy
Agouti – ♂ 

Rock

The Alpha
Agouti – ♂ 

Korn

The Survivor
Blue – ♂ 

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