Degus use as many as 15 different sounds to communicate.
Origin: South America
Latin Name: Octodon degus
Habitat: Open scrubland or semi-arid desert areas.
Diet: Hay, vegetables, dried pellet food.
Lifespan: Up to 8 years
Average Size: Weight:300 grams, Length:31 cm
Degus are rodents and are closely related to guinea pigs and chinchillas. They come in a variety of colours but mainly a yellow / brown colour and have a long, thin tail with a tufted black tip and dark tufted ears.