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Q: Have you ever heard of Degus before?

August 7, 2008 | By Ally H. | 3 answers | Expired: 2308 days ago

Ally H.

I was just wondering, since a lot of people have no idea what they are. =P

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Lucas
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Aug 07, 2008

nope xD what is it?

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amelia t.
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Aug 07, 2008

what is a degus??

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sharon d.
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Aug 08, 2008



In short a degu is a small rodent from the coastal areas of Chile. A degu is a a member of the octodont rodent family in the rodent sub-order cavyomorph. This means that they are closely related to guinea pigs, chinchillas , agoutis and capybara. A full grown adult is about 6" long with another 6" in tail with a bit of fluff on the end of the tail.Some people think that they look like big Gerbils,others squirrels,etc.
As much as most people still have no idea what they are,I actually know a woman who rescues them.
To me,they fall under "Exotics" and should stay in Chile. JMO,of course.

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