Degus & treats
I have 2 degus that I've had for about 2 & 1/2 years. I always give them a treat when my Prairie dogs get a treat, they climb up to the top of their cage, they would not let me hear the end of it if they were ever left out, I give them either fresh baby carrots, an almond, or sweet potatoe, mine LOVE sweet potatoe. I don't hold mine very often, they are more interested in running around when I let them out, but when I do manage to catch one, he will let me hold him & scratch him....for a little while, then he wants to run some more. They make the FUNNIEST noises I have ever heard, they sound like fussy old men squabbling & arguing all the time, or just 'talking' to each other, it is quite entertaining.