Degus can be great, entertaining pets, but they have a few specific housing and dietary needs. Before you buy a degu, you need to ensure you have the time, space and money for your degu to live a happy, healthy life.
Degus can live from between six to eight years, which is a big commitment. They are very friendly, inquisitive and are easily tamed. They make great pets for older children and adults, and love to live in groups — so that means getting more than one degu! Make sure you do your research before you commit to degu ownership.