Just one degu? They need to be kept in pairs or groups . Sorry if you knew that already!
Chirps are usually used to communicate with other degus, grunts can be a grumpy noise (but I'd have to hear it since "grunt" could mean a few things), and the squeaks mean different things depending on the volume and frequency.
If you have the chance to get a baby or young degu of the same sex, it might be worth a shot. I've introduced adults multiple times without any problems. The key is to take it slow. Most of the people who end up with nasty fights introduced them too quickly. The average lifespan of the degu seems to be about 5-7 years right now so your degu is still pretty young .
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