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What exactly are Degus

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Melysia, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Melysia

    Melysia PetForums Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Sorry if I haven't got the spelling correct.

    I was in Viper and Vine the other day buying mice for Tamba but as it's a fair bus ride away I always have a good look at all the other animals.

    My little girl loved them (Degus) me a little more, :p. There were two of them in a tank trying to jump up on their hind legs as though trying to escape lol. After about 3 jumps they started squabbling two hand, or paw even, scrapping still on hind legs lol I suppose you'd call it bitch fighting :eek: They were charming creatures anyway, very comical! They looked like a mixture between mice and chipmonks and hamsters!

    Can anyone fill me in as to exactly where they come from?
  2. spankingtigger

    spankingtigger PetForums Member

    Mar 24, 2009
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    they are ace little things they come from the semi-arid scrub area of central chili on the west slopes of the andies :)

    DEGUTOPIA >('):(')< For all your degu needs

    go on this web site tells you all you need to know about them, or if you have any more questions just ask i breed and rescue them last count was 16 but i no i have more babies wooooooo

    they are very social so you need to have them in a pair or a group all mine are kept in 3s or 4s hoping to get them in a bigger group soon :)
  3. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

    Feb 11, 2009
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