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Scientific name:

Octodon degus

Category: Mammals

Care rating:Region: SouthAmerica

Care: Degus relate well to humans, but due to their highly social nature it is far better for their welfare to keep them in same-sex pairs or more. Two or more males may be kept together, provided they have been housed together from an early age.degus are diurnal, and they have good vision. The average lifespan of a degu in captivity is said to be around 5-8 years replica watches | replica handbags

Habitat: Degus should be kept in large roomy cages with lots of frequently changed straw and sawdust, for the animal to dig in. Hay should be provided freely as this helps to keep their digestive system healthy, and enables foraging behaviour. Plastic-bottomed cages will often be destroyed due to gnawing (although this can sometimes be avoided by supplying other materials for chewing) so housing degu in all-metal cages is required. Also, because of their gnawing nature, plastic toys and other objects must be kept out of a degu's reach,

Diet: Degus are herbivores, feeding on grasses and browsing the leaves of shrubs, though they will also take seeds, a specific degus mix can be purchased.. Degus should never be fed on anything which contains sugar(fruit) because due to a lack of sugar in their diet, it will cause diabetes to develop

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