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  Degu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Degu (Octodon degus) is a small, caviomorph rodent that is native to Chile.
Degus are born relatively precocial, and their auditory and visual systems are functional at birth.
Degus have a significant impact on the vegetation in areas where they live, and as the only rodent foraging by day, their numbers influence the food supply available to the more numerous nocturnal rodents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Degu   (1131 words)

  
 Degu Care Sheet
Degus can live to be around 15 years old in the wild, but in captivity their life span is often shortened because it is hard to replicate their specialized diet of bulbs, twigs, etc. Degus are also prone to cataracts and mouth diseases.
Degus are also prone to mouth diseases, their water should be changed daily or at least every couple of days.
Degus have a fairly long gestation period - about 90 days - and the young are born fully furred and with their eyes open.
www.repsnpets.co.uk /degucare.html   (778 words)

  
 Mammals » Rodents » Degu Main Page
Degus are known to make a variety of quiet whistling, chatty sounds, as though they are speaking just a bit too soft to be heard.
Degus aren't usually aggressive to one another, but if they are, they should either be kept separately within one cage, or in separate cages.
Degus should not be housed in cages with plastic, as they are avid chewers and will break out of these cages.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rodents/rod3461.html   (1135 words)

  
 Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections: Degu (Octodon degus)
degus is found on the west slope of the Andes at elevations of up to 1,200 meters in fairly open areas near thickets, rocks, or stone walls.
Degus are diurnal, with the greatest amount of activity occurring in the morning and late afternoon.
degus, and there is speculation that the presence of a male may be necessary for the female to begin ovulation.
brainmuseum.org /specimens/rodentia/octdegu   (318 words)

  
 Degu: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Argentina is a country in southern south america, situated between the andes in the west and the southern atlantic ocean in the east....
Degus are born relatively precocial precocial quick summary:
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/de/degu.htm   (1974 words)

  
 Petite Paws Exotics - The Degu Page
The Octodon (Degu) family is closely related to the Cavy (Guinea Pig) and the Chinchilidae (Chinchilla) families.
Degus seem to be awake all the time as they take many "cat" naps during the day.
Degus love to get out and run around, do not leave them unattended as they consider everything chewable and they don't see any difference between their chew block and your antique chair.
members.shaw.ca /petitepaws/degu.html   (1490 words)

  
 Brisky Pet Products
Degu fur is soft and brown with a cream color on the stomach, and the tail has a fl tuft.
Since Degus are social and curious, a Degus cage should be placed in a room where activity is most prevalent, such as the living room.
Degus should never be left unsupervised outside the cage; there will be trouble getting it back in the cage without scaring it.
www.brisky.com /3/53   (918 words)

  
 Pet Info Packets :: Degus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Latin name for a degu is Octodon Degus, because of the worn enamel surface of its teeth which forms a pattern in the shape of a figure eight.
Degus are usually sexually mature between 9 and 14 months of age, but I have heard of degus being mature at 6 months and some may not mature until 21 months.
If your degu seems to be in pain when you touch its ear or if the ears smell bad, it may have an ear infection as a result of mite infestation.
www.petinfopackets.com /degus/deguinfopacket.html   (2990 words)

  
 Degu Information Sheet.
Degus claws are quite sharp and so it is worth having a piece of stone in the cage for them to rub them down on.
As degus have evolved in an environment where their diet is very poor and takes a long time to digest they seem to have lost the ability to cope well with blood sugar levels that fluctuate at all and this may be why they are very prone to type II diabetes.
A Degu female can get pregnant within 24 hours of giving birth so it is recommended to separate the male for one to two days afterwards to prevent a breed-back litter which is not good for the female or her young.
www.erodent.co.uk /DeguInfo.htm   (3531 words)

  
 Degu Degus
Degus are very frequent boxers, this is where they stand on their hind legs and push their hands at each other.
Degus can be fed rodent lab blocks, Degu food, hay & Alfalfa pellet Chinchilla food (Take out the chunks of banana if there are any and only let them have a few at a time -too many is not good for them).
Degus can not digest sugar and if over time they are fed sugar frequently, a build up of sugar in their bodies can occur and cause an illness similar to Diabetes, severe illness and death.
www.80stoysale.com /degus.html   (1528 words)

  
 Do Degu's Travel Well? - Paw-Talk Pets Forum
She never noticed the Degu drinking, so she put in 2 different water bottles for it (one it was used to, and th eone she had bought it).
Also 5 of the degu's i have had have come from a fair few miles away and have been on long journeys of around 2 hours or so and all of those were fine too.
Degu's also can go without water as they can get moisture from food but most degu's will readily drink so the fact she didn't drink is odd.
www.paw-talk.net /forums/showthread.php?t=32816   (545 words)

  
 DEGU FACTS - MOST INFORMATIVE SITE IN TOWN!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There has been scientific evidence that the degu is not a rodent and it belongs to the lagomorph family which consists of animals such as rabbits, hares, pikas, cavies.
Degus are known to have diabetes and therefore should not be offered the wrong type of foods, namely too sweet of a diet.
Degus are not generally biters toward their handlers but in one case where I tried to separate two fighting males I experience a nasty bite.
www.expage.com /degudugout   (805 words)

  
 Critters Collection: Degus
Degus are part of the fast-growing variety of exotic animals becoming available as pets.
Degus are family oriented and crave social interaction.
Degus no longer can be imported, so all animals of this species you encounter should be domestically bred.
www.animalnetwork.com /critters/profiles/degus   (296 words)

  
 Degu (Octodon degus) Links
The degu (Octodon degus) or "brush tail rat" is a cute brown rodent from Chile.
Degus are diurnal animals (they sleep at night).
Rhythm chronotypes in a diurnal rodent, octodon degus
postdiluvian.org /~seven/degus.html   (388 words)

  
 List of Degu-Approved Foods - Pets Hub
For the degus, I have been asked to put together a list of foods which are okay for them, and those which are not.
Degu are like Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas, they are specific in the type of food that they are allowed to eat.
It is important that Degu are kept to a bland diet and offered no treats, as their metabolism cannot cope with the sugar.
www.petshub.com /forums/showthread.php?p=108124#post108124   (717 words)

  
 Rachel's Degu Home Page
Degus are extremely cute, energetic, and intelligent, and will eventually form a tight bond with their owner if given enough attention.
If you do not have one, my goal is to influence you to choose a degu as your next pet.
Please consult a vet for these sorts of questions, especially if your degu's life may be in danger.
www.geocities.com /sunydays15/DeguHomePage.html   (186 words)

  
 5. Degu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Degu is still too close to his wild kin, to not remember he is on the dinner menu for predators!
Because of their sensitivity, don't buy a Degu from noisy petshops where knowledgeable care for this more unusual pet, is probably non-existent.
Degus are said to talk with their soft mumbling sounds, which is a low vocalization that some refer to as chortling...
www.denelder.com /kritters/05kr.html   (1738 words)

  
 Degu World-Behaviour
My current Degu brood consists of 4 males, two sets of brothers, two are a year and a half old, the other two are about 7 months old.
The three degus that I had after Gizmo, (Gromit, Marmalade and Charlie) were not related, and were actually a year apart in age each.
It was amazing to watch a Degu that had previously been alone all his life, running to the divide and chattering to the new addition.
www.myhomezone.co.uk /degus/behav.shtml   (902 words)

  
 The Degu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The habitat of the degus is in burrows in mostly open country, mountains, savannas, and swamps.
The classroom habitat of the degu is in a glass aquarium with a water bottle, a wheel to play on, and cedar chips on the bottom.
Something interesting about the degus is that if the tail is seized by a predator its fur will slip off in the claws of the attacker, letting the degu escape.
warrensburg.k12.mo.us /animals/alisonr3   (205 words)

  
 Degu Health
Degu insulin (the hormone that lowers blood sugar levels) and the C-terminal region of glucagon (the hormone that raises blood glucose levels) is very different from other non-caviomorph mammals
Give each degu evening primrose oil- Another way to promote shiny coats and healthy skin is to give your degus a supplement of a few drops of evening primrose oil every month in their feed.
Keep an eye on your degu's behaviour- As mentioned, the first sign that there might be something wrong with your degu is that they do not appear to be their 'usual self'.
www.btinternet.com /~p.long/degutopia/deguhealth.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Exotic Pet World , Degu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Degus are very social animals and need a lot of attention and
Degus need a large cage, because they need to run and climb a lot.
Degus that are always on wire floors develop
www.exoticpetworld.net /degus.html   (419 words)

  
 EeeeK! What did my degu do? - Paw-Talk Pets Forum
Needless to say, the 4 month old degu is in her own home and alone she may be, but she seems to be liking this arrangement.
Your older degu has bonded with you and for a start might see the babies as a threat to her position with you.
I would say your older degu probably just went for a nosey at the baby to check her out which probably scared her as fighting tends to be a lot more rough and fur usually ends up flying.
www.paw-talk.net /forums/showthread.php?t=31134   (491 words)

  
 The pleiotropic response regulator DegU functions as a priming protein in competence development in Bacillus subtilis ...
DegU (U) and ComK (K) concentrations used were 0.6 µM and 0.9 µM, respectively, and 0.3 µM for both DegU and ComK when jointly present.
As DegU binds between the two ComK dimers, the facilitation of binding of ComK by DegU may be based on protein-protein interactions.
The response regulator DegU is required for the synthesis of the competence transcription factor encoded by comK.
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/97/16/9246   (4038 words)

  
 Welcome to Degus.com , the source for degu related material
The degu is such a fascinating and wonderful little creature.
Only a few years ago at the mention of the word "degu" most people would look at you like you were crazy.
The purpose of this section is to help people in raising and caring for their degus.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Prairie/1568/degus.html   (155 words)

  
 DegU-P Represses Expression of the Motility fla-che Operon in Bacillus subtilis -- Amati et al. 186 (18): 6003 -- The ...
Lane 14, PCR with chromosomal DNA from strain PB5248 as a template and with primers 7901 and flgB2.
The degU gene was PCR amplified from wild-type (PB168) and degU32(Hy)
DegU and is transcribed at an unusual level.
jb.asm.org /cgi/content/full/186/18/6003   (6731 words)

  
 What
Briefly: a degu is (currently) a rodent of order Caviomorpha that lives in Chile in South America.
Degus are sometimes referred to as 'brush tail rats' or 'trumpet tailed rats'
Octodon degus therefore loosely translates as 'eight tooth grazer', a name which the naturalist who discovered them clearly obtained through aspects of their physiology and behaviour.
www.btinternet.com /~p.long/degutopia/degu.htm   (232 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Degus: Books: Sharon Vanderlip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Those who already own degus will not be disappointed, and will be surprised at some of the information (which may be contrary to what some internet sites claim) in it.
For those who are new degus owners, or thinking about becoming an owner, I dare say that you should not consider buying such an exotic pet until you have read this book.
Degus are among the lesser known pocket pets, but this little manual will soon change that.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764116002?v=glance   (1559 words)

  
 Degu World-Home
I have kept lots of different small pets over the years, but have found Degus are by far the most rewarding.
If you already have a Degu, or are looking to get one in the future, then I hope that the information provided will enrich their lives, and make them even more fun to keep!
The forum has been going for a little while now, people from all over the world are joining up, why not take a look and find some new friends who actually know what a Degu is! There is a general meeting place, questions and answers, and a suggestions page.
www.myhomezone.co.uk /degus   (346 words)

  
 Generally anti-social degu? - Paw-Talk Pets Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hi I have 4 male degus and I have just got them all together for the first time they have been in 2 pairs up until now as i have only had the last pair for a few months.
Mind you they I had their cages next door to each other for about 2 months before I plucked up the courage to put them together and then I put them in a spare cage I had that didn't have their smell on it as I think they can get quit e territorial.
So if you can and have room try and keep the other degu as still some sort of company for yours as he can see and hear him and its also someone to compete with and in time they might be ok with each other!
forums.paw-talk.net /showthread.php?t=22233   (870 words)

  
 Welcome To The Delightful Degu
I already belong to two webrings, and most degu pages belong to them as well- even if it could mean a bit of searching.
It would be yourname@degus.every1.net you can click here for more information or to sign up, Current users can use the form to the left to log into their account.
The Degu Illness page is added, and most pages are updated.
www.angelfire.com /on2/degus/degus.html   (557 words)

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