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Degu 101

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Why are Degus Great Pets?

Why are Degus Great Pets?

Degus make fantastic pets, and for those who are not already familiar with their brilliantness, here's a few reasons why: They are easy to keep There sleeping patterns mean they are awake...

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What is a Degu?

What is a Degu?

A Degu (pronounced Day-goo) is an ever-increasing popular pet. Originating from Chile, Degus are part of the Octodon family, same as Guinea pigs and similar to Chinchillas, classified due...

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Degus in the Wild

Degus in the Wild

Degus originate from Chile in South America, where they live in large family groups. Degus are highly social animals, often living in colonies of around 10, but there have been...

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What Gender is my Degu?

What Gender is my Degu?

Degus can have different personalities depending on their gender. Females are normally bigger than males, where as males will fight more often when kept together. In order to determine your...

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What do Degu's look like?

What do Degu's look like?

Although the vast majority or Degus look the same, each will have some variation in fur patterns, weight and other characteristics. 01Fur Degu's fur is naturally a tweed colour which ...

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Create Your Own

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Create your own Degu Cages

Create your own Degu Cages

Buying a Degu cage from a pet store can be very expensive, and you are limited to the sizes they provide meaning that perfect are you had marked out...

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Create your Own Metal Degu Exercise Wheel

Create your Own Metal Degu Exercise Wheel

Degus need exercise wheels in order to run, stay healthy and keep occupied. The best wheel will be solid, for a more comfy running base and no chance of...

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Create your own Degu Toys

Create your own Degu Toys

Degus love to play about, and by using items around the house you can make toys that will keep them occupied and stimulated, often better than shop bought ...

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Degu Care

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Safe Wood for Degus

Safe Wood for Degus

Degus love to jump and climb about all over branches left in their cage. Recreating the natural habitat will provide hours of fun and games, as well as providing materials...

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Health and Disease Guide

Health and Disease Guide

Your Degu is as susceptible to disease as you are, and at first sight of any disease it is recommended you separate the Degu from any others (you...

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Toys and Exercise Guide

Toys and Exercise Guide

Degus need toys to keep them occupied, as tied up in a cage for most their lives there needs to be some entertainment! The most important thing to...

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Food and Treats Guide

Food and Treats Guide

In order to be happy, healthy and active, Degus need a specific diet of Degu-specific nuggets, Timothy hay, alfalfa bales, fresh clean water and one or two fresh vegetable...

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Cage and Housing Guide

Cage and Housing Guide

Your Degus cage needs a lot of attention to be perfect, and needs to be set up before you buy/adopt your Degus, as any kind of cardboard or plastic...

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Latest Blog Entries

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Has your Pet got the Right Cage?

Has your Pet got the Right Cage?

Your Degus Cage is its home, where it will spend most (if not all) of its life, and needs to be perfectly suited to their needs in order to... Read more

Notice this Sign? so will thousands of fellow Degu owners!

Notice this Sign? so will thousands of fellow Degu owners!

We are looking for sellers of degu-related products to come and advertise on our site, bring thier items or services to the attention of the degu community and help raise... Read more

Degu World.com NEEDS YOU! Come and Contribute!

Degu World.com NEEDS YOU! Come and Contribute!

Hello! Degu World needs you! we are looking for everyone from new owners to seasoned breeders to join in with the making of this website from submitting photos to our... Read more

Degu World.com's first blog entry!

Degu World.com's first blog entry!

Hello! Welcome to our first blog entry! over the coming months we hope to turn this into a weekly blog with degu related information such as product reviews, mini-guides, suggestions... Read more