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Portrait of a small degu in the woods Degu, also known as a bushy tail rat. It is a native of Chile. Untamed degus, as with most small animals, can be prone to biting, but their intelligence makes them easy to tame. Common degu,Degu,Octodon degus,brown,cage,chile,close-up,closeup,cuddly,cute,degus,domestic,ear,eat,eating,fluffy,fur,furry,hair,hairy Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Portrait of a small degu in the woods

Degu, also known as a bushy tail rat. It is a native of Chile. Untamed degus, as with most small animals, can be prone to biting, but their intelligence makes them easy to tame.

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  1. Wonderful species and masterfully captured! Posted 2 years ago
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The common degu is a small caviomorph rodent endemic to the Chilean matorral ecoregion of central Chile. The name "degu" on its own indicates either the entire genus ''Octodon'' or, more likely, ''O. degus''. Common degus are in the parvorder Caviomorpha of the infraorder Hystricognathi, along with the chinchilla and guinea pig. The word "degu" comes from the indigenous language of Chile, Mapudungun ''dew├╝'' . The animal may be kept as a pocket pet.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Julian Popov
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Uploaded Mar 23, 2018. Captured Aug 6, 2017 10:13.
  • DMC-GX80
  • f/3.5
  • 1/25s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm