MEET THE DEGU

Diet Difficulty

Lifespan

Medium
6 - 9 years

Degus are related to chinchillas and guinea pigs - and they all come from South America. Unlike most other pocket pets, degus are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day.

Good With Kids

Older/respectful children

Space Requirement

Medium

Time Needed Outside Cage

High

Potty Trainability

Medium

Care Difficulty

Medium

Cleanliness

Medium

Human Interaction Needs

High

Cuddliness

Medium

CARE GUIDES

ADOPTABLE DEGUS

ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Dimensions

One degu: 2 cubic ft

Two degus: 4 cubic ft

Three degus: 6 cubic ft

Other Notes

- Wire floors must be covered (we recommend fleece)

- No wire wheels

- Wheels must be at least 12”

- No wood bedding of any kind

- Bar spacing must be 1” or less (1/2" for small or baby degus)

Required Enrichment

Variety of chew toys (wood, lava, cardboard)

Ledges/levels

Hammocks

Hide (igloo, box, etc)

Toys

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Critter Nation

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