New degus digging in

Our group of degus have long been popular with the centre’s younger visitors as unlike most rodents they are active during the day and so are generally easy to spot.

The all male group we had has just been joined by three young females. Happily, the two groups have mixed well and so now it is even easier to see a degu; there may even be the patter of tiny feet later in the year.

In the wild degus are found in central Chile. They live in groups and communicate using a wide-range of calls in order to stay in contact, warn each other of predators and mark their territory.

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