Degus originate from Chile where they live in large colonies in deep burrows underground. They love to burrow but are also great climbers. Over the years they have become very popular pets as they play during the day and sleep at night.
Degus are very sociable animals so it is advisable never to buy just one single degu. Two degus of the same sex and from the same litter should live happily together. They have a life span of 6 to 9 years old and will grow between15-20 cm (6-8 inches).
Your degu will need to be handled daily, fed and exercised. Don’t be fooled by their size as they are still a big commitment and you must ensure you can take on the task of providing a long and lasting home to your new family member.