Works nos. 52, 53, and 64–66
A degu – more properly the common degu, Octodon degus – is a Chilean rodent. They're frequently kept as pets in Europe and the European part of Russia, although few people realize how difficult it can be to take proper care of these animals. They're very social, and should always be kept in groups of 2 or more; a solitary degu will develop mental issues akin to depression. Highly intelligent for a rodent, they require large enclosures and plenty of toys and furniture to play with. Their bodies have trouble processing sugar, so it's necessary to keep them on a healthy diet. They can live up to 8 years, and can bond with their owners.
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