What is a degu?
Degus (Octodon degus) are small rodents native to Chile. They are extremely social rodets and live in large groups in the wild, even communally raising young. Degus have a few noticeable physical features: their ears have a lima bean shape, their tails have a tuft of longer fur on the end, they have long back feet, and they have a flat square nose—similar to a guinea pig or chinchilla. They are slightly smaller than your average pet rat.