and ' much difficult one to find this graceful animaletti in the Italian storees and fundamental reason that the Degus are much less popular of the chinchilla, of the scoiattoli and above all of the criceti.
The Latin name of Degus OCTODON DEGUS.
E' much difficult one to see them from alive in nature perch the their earth of origin Chile.
Like many mammalian and roditori small that live in libert they are preda easy of other animals. Moreover they are victims also of numerous diseases and velenose substances immesse in their atmosphere from the man. Therefore, in libert the Degus they do not live very, indeed to the maximum they can survive 2-3 years. Instead in cattivit they exist Degus that has caught up veneranda ET of 9 years (than devout or less they correspond to 100 and passes human years). In average our Degus years can survive 6-9.
The important factor devout that the DIET conditions theirs longevit.
The Degus other colors are of the roditori with a fur brown (are rare to see) and with a long tail that finishes with a forelock of hairs.
When they walk they hold raised the tail with fierezza and when they scramble up they use it in order to balance itself. They are similar the gerbili very, solos that are a po' devout large. A lot often comes callsalso chinchilla' dwaries to you. In order to understand to us better, a degu has the same dimensions of a small porcellino of India. The dentini two weeks become orange after the birth because of the reaction between theirs salted and the chlorophyll of the plants that eat.

LENGTH BODY 25-31 cm
LENGTH TAIL 7,5-13 cm
WEIGHT 170-300 gr.
HOW MANY YEARS LIVE? 5 (in cattivit)
NUM. SONS 3-9 (medium 4)


Attention perch their character much onlooker pu to become much dangerous one in the moment in which large animals find themselves of forehead devout, like the cats. In fact the Degus does not have fear of the cat and cos they will not try to scappare and from the other side the cat to believe to find itself of forehead to a rat... you will imagine all like andr ending! Therefore fairies not to enter animals of this type in the room in which a Degu finds itself. The Degus are erbivori animals. In nature nutrono of plants, bulbs, leaves and coppers. Tried to nourish them in this way. You remember yourselves that the Degus cannot absolutely eat no type of sugar, moreover avoided of dargli too many carbohydrates and fat people, otherwise ammaler.


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- pellets for chinchilla' or porcellini of India
- mangime for roditori
2) HAY (to volont)
3) GRASS (for all the year except of winter)
Raccoglietela close to the roads perch it could not be polluted.
4) VERDURE (not every day perch could cause diarrhoea)
- lattuga, carrots, cauliflowers, water-melon, broccoli, tomatoes or other verdure that can appeal to to your degu.
5) GOLOSITA' (one or two times to week)
- carrots sand banks (do not contain much sugar!!!)
- sunflower seeds
- a pezzettino of apple
- walnuts
Moreover in order to avoid that the dentini of the degus they grow too much it must dargli also of the rods rosicchiare. Occasionally dategli of the containing tablets Soccer that you can buy in the storees of animals.
Finally you must make so that your degus always have to disposition of the fresh water. You council to use a birdcage tray. Changed to the every water day in order to avoid whichever type of infection

we thank the sig. Gianfilippo Fars for the realization of this card