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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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What in the world is a Degu?

Never in my life have I heard of a Degu. What are they? What are they like? Are they expensive? Where do you find them?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 07:44 PM
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they're social like spiny mice, look like huge gerbils, and smart like dogs (in my opinion). try the local pet store. degus.org is a great site. i got mine free from the classifieds in my area, usually they'r elike 20$ each (canadian dollars lol). they make bird noises sometimes. they warble like finches when they groom each other. cheep when they're annoyed, sometimes they squeak like floorboards all day becasue they're in atlakative mood.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 07:47 PM
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they are a kind of rodent, kinda like a gerbil\squirrely looking critter.
here are some websites with pictures and some information.
scroll down to the very bottom of the page of this first link and there are lots of pictures.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 08:04 PM
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Degus are related to Chinchillas and Guinea pigs, they are born totally fured with their eyes open, unlike other small critters.
Read some back posts, there are a few with the same questiosn as yours,, also check out the web sites the others have posted.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2006, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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How cute! What are they like to own??
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They look like brown squirrels with gerbil tails, act like a dog, chirp like a bird, and take dust baths like chinchillas . They are AWESOME pets . Very friendly, playful, and intelligent.

Here's a website: http://degus.org

I love them .


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 11:57 PM
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You can also go to www.youtube.com and search Degus. People have posted their Degu Videos.
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