Recycle and old pair of jeans and make a play tube to simulate a burrow for your critters.  I have two degus and they love their jeans tube.  I used to live with someone who had four ferrets and I know they would also have loved this tube.  For ferrets you may need to make the tube bigger than I show and I'd recommend for ferrets lining the hardware mesh or chicken wire with a crinkley plastic bag - any ferret owner knows they they love the noise it makes when they crinkle a bag!

You will need:
- Hardware mesh / chicken wire
- Metal wire
- Clean old pair of jeans
- Strong needle and thread
- Paper clips, binder clips or mini spring clips

What is a Degu?
If you want to learn more about degus check out my website degucage.com

Step 1: Cut Your Jeans

Cut off the legs of your old jeans.  One leg will be the inside lining and the other will be the outer lining.

Degus are prone to a condition called 'bumble foot' so it's important that there's limited exposed mesh to irritate their feet.
Hey a fellow Degu owner!&nbsp; :)<br /> <br /> I&nbsp;love the tube idea, I'm definitely going to try that out today.&nbsp; Usually I just give my degu paper towel and toilet paper tubes, and she tears them up to build up her nest.&nbsp; It's funny as soon as the tube goes in she's tearing them.&nbsp; Like it's her job.&nbsp;&nbsp; But I&nbsp;bet she'll love a fabric tube to play/hide in.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Thanks for sharing this 'ible.<br />
Hope she likes it!&nbsp; I've had mine in their cage for over a week and they *shockingly* haven't chewed it up at all and my two go wild for TP rolls as well.&nbsp; I'm curious to see how long they will let the denim tube survive :)<br />
Huh.&nbsp; I wonder if my brother's pet rat would like something like this...we've been trying to figure a good burrow for him.<br /> I wonder if any stores where I live carry degus?&nbsp; I've never heard of them before this instructable - very cool little critters.<br />
I bet your brother's rats would love it.&nbsp; When I&nbsp;put the tube into the cage the first thing they did besides pee, aka spray, on it was drag some bedding in to make it more burrow like!<br />

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