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DEGU WHO'S WHO
Goota
GOOTA
Gooko
GOOKO
Cheechan
CHEECHAN
Nonko
NONKO
Kotaro
KOTARO

WHAT ARE DEGUS?

Degu (Octodon degus) is one of those strange rodents from South America. They live in the middle part of Chile, and said to be the most common mammal in the area. They might look like a large gerbil at first glance, but are more closely related to South American rodents, such as chinchillas and guinea pigs, than to those Asian rodents. There are two other species of Octodon, but O. degus is by far the most common of the three.

Degus are very social. They can utilize various vocalizations to communicate friendship, submission, warning, small claim, "I'm sleepy so don't bother me", and so on.

Mature degus would weigh between 180 to 300 grams. Our five-year-old Goota (male), the one who is the most athletic of the five degus we have, has been about 180 grams for the past three years, whereas his sister Gooko, who just could not stop eating, was over 300 grams at maximum.

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