A degu is a small rodent, with yellow brown fur, and black eyes. It has a long thin tail, with a little tuft at the end. The degu has larger hind feet than the front feet, and it hops.
Degus live in burrows,and often forage for food on the surface. They are from Chile. They are highly social, and even nurse each others young.
These are rare rodents, and very hard to find in pet stores, but I've got a couple for pets.