At our local animal rescue centre they have 2 baby degu rehomes. I was looking for rats as rats have a very good reputation for being fantastic pets. I have done quite a lot of research and ideally I would like an affectionate pet who doesn't mind a cuddle. I have heard that degus can be a bit skitty and that rats would fit the bill better. I like to rescue: we have 3 ex-battery hens, 2 rescue map turtles and also we have a Galah cockatoo who is not a rescue.