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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The results were dramatic; whereas food additions had virtually no effects during 1997, they resulted in dramatic increases among herbivorous rodents such as Octodon degus and Phyllotis darwini in 1998, but not in omnivorous to granivorous ones (e.
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provide appropriate client education to new degu owners.
That should have been it but calamitous defending allowed Hapoel to regain the lead 15 minutes from the end when Baruch Degu slotted home.
But Baruch Degu ensured the win for the Israelis when he grabbed the winner with 15 minutes to go ( just when it looked as though Rangers would hold on for a crucial draw.