I'm sorry but this is ridiculous advice. Degus don't eat and shouldn't ever eat insects. They're herbivores and that amount of protein and fat could seriously harm a degu. Please don't give advice on animals you haven't kept .How about some nice juicy grubs? They're soft, and it'd give him sufficient protein. He'd probably be able to eat them pretty easily. My mouse loves wax worms...thinks they're just gooey enough, lol.