Degu


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Degu

 

(Octodon degus), a mammal of the family Octodontidae of the order Rodentia. In outward appearance and measurements (length of body, 15 cm, and length of tail, 12 cm) it resembles the brown rat. Its body is covered with thick, coarse fur of a muddy brown color. The degu inhabits bush thickets in South America (Chile, Peru, and Bolivia). It digs elaborate burrows and climbs bushes and trees well. In some areas it causes damage to orchards, vegetable gardens, and plantations.

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Degus are distant cousins of the chinchilla and native to Chile.
An offer to rehouse the surviving degus has already been received by the animal charity and they are expected to be transferred to their new home later this week.
The ball took a deflection and fell to Degu who was clinical with his finishing as he stabbed the ball over the line.
As with their use of deguci, a word derived from degu 'younger brother', to translate ti, the Mongols may have intentionally used youlci to translate zhong so as to reflect a perceived semantic relationship.
If you can offer a degu a home, call the Great Ayton branch on 01642 724016.
LEAP OF FAITH: Zito gets a jump on Toama in recognition of his brilliant free kick; THE WINNER: Degu runs off to celebrate his clinching strike; BLUE HEAVEN: Rae helps to celebrate Novo's equalizer; UPS AND DOWNS: Burke and Novo celebrate and (left) Boyd at the end
Barukh Degu released a superb pass to Barda, who complemented his service with a left-foot finish.
Barukh Degu released a superb pass to Barda who complemented his service with a fine left-foot finish.
I have also been learning more about the cute little degu.
ISRAEL: Sekel, Moosa, Siam (Nagar 57), Mishealoff, Cohen, Gazal, Ohayon, Luzon, Degu (Azu 86), Barda, Golan (Maschiach 27).
More than 50 degus were found dead in dunes near the Esplanade and 11 live ones are being cared for by the RSPCA.