Degus are rodents from Chile. They are herbiovres that eat leaves, and vegtiables. They live in colonies of 10-25 degus. They are about the size of you're hand , and look like a gerbil, a hamster and a chichilla combined.They can have 5-10 babys in a litter. They can start walking in almost two hours and start eating food in about five days to a week.