Degus up for adoption

If you have degus in need of homes and would like an entry on this page then e-mail me with details and I'll add an entry for you.

If you'd like an entry of yours removed then e-mail me with which listing it is and I'll remove it for you.

In order to cut down on the load time of this page, I moved the entries from before 2010 to here.

Rhode Island
Date Posted: November 22nd, 2021

Has 5 female degus. 1 is 1 yr old, the other is 9 months old who had 3 girls and 1 boy whom are 5 months old.
Comes with cage, left over food, hay, and dust.
Also includes hammocks for them to sleep in.
All are hand held daily, healthy, with their own personalities.
Will not separate!!!!

Doris Smith
Pasadena MD
Text: 4103033397
Date Posted: November 18th, 2018

Has two one-year-old male degu brothers named George and Henry in need of re-homing due to a family emergency.
They have to stay together.
They have a very nice large roomy cage set up, large metal wheel(chin spin), snacks, food, hays,dust,toys will all go with them.
Is asking for a small re-homing fee
For more information e-mail: or text 4103033397

You can adopt/surrender degus you can't care for at:

Precious Critters Pet Rescue
Houston, TX

Brie-Anne Breton
Welland, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: May 14th, 2013

Has two female degus that do not get along. Needs to find a good home and family for the younger degu.

Crystal Clay
New Jersey
Date Posted: May 13th, 2013

Has two male degus in need of a good home

Central Indiana
Date Posted: February 26th, 2012

Has had a litter of 7, and wants to keep two of the babies and needs to find homes for the others.

Elizabeth Miskotten
Wixom, MI (about 20 miles outside of Detroit.)
Date Posted: January 21st, 2012

Has two litters of degus (both males and females) and would like to find great homes for some of them. Very sweet, tame, healthy and social. About 11 months old.

Knox, Indiana
Date Posted: November 6th, 2011

Has two groups of baby degus and is interested in finding homes for them.

1st group was born Oct. 6th, 2011
9 total babies
Handled everyday and are tame
2nd group was born Oct. 21st, 2011
8 babies total
Handling that everyday as well

Is looking to sell them @ $15 each or best offer. *NOTE* if getting more than one degu, Person must choose a pair of males or a pair of females.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date Posted: June 22nd, 2011

The Montreal SPCA in Quebec, Canada had 30 degus up for adoption. Their owner, who rescued them, passed away last month. Now they all need new homes. Interested families can e-mail for more information.

Martinsburg, WV (it's in the panhandle, bordering MD, VA, and PA).
Date Posted: May 27th, 2011

Has seven degus that she needs to find homes for. Have two girls--they must be adopted together:
Doctor Girlfriend: Three-and-a-half years old, good health; slightly skittish but easily bribed with veggie treats. Friendly with her cagemate, Molitov. Sometimes responds to "D.G." Has had one litter of four babies, all lived. (was pregnant when she bought her.)
Molitov Cocktail: Three years old: good health, friendly. She is missing part of her tail (was mishandled by a pet-sitter during cage-cleaning), but it has not affected her temperament, mobility, etc. Responds to "Molly" but not well. Has never bred, littermate of Catclops, unrelated to DG.

Has five boys; they do not all need to be adopted by the same person, but prefers not to adopt out a single degu.
Catclops: Three years old, good health, friendly with people and the younger male degu. He is Molly's littermate, and has been a cagemate of the four younger males since they were weaned.
Hank, Dean, Brock, 23: Doctor Girlfriend's babies, raised since birth in a private residence. They are two years old, in good health, very friendly with people and other degus.
Brock and Hank are moderately hand-trained.
Dean sometimes enjoys being held (if sufficiently bribed with veggie treats)
23 is consistently inconsistent; sometimes he rushes to be held and have his ears petted, sometimes he won't set foot on her hand at all regardless of tempting treats.
Except 23, the boys don't know their names, because she a hard time keeping them apart. 23 is easily recognizable as being the one who is doing whatever the rest are NOT currently doing at any given moment.

She is giving them away for free, along with cages (large glass terrariums with cage toppers) and will throw in one large bag of food, and one bag of Critter Care cage litter. E-mail her to work out drop-off/pick-up, ask questions, etc.

Prefers they find homes in twos and threes, unless going to someone who already has (same sex) degus to be their cagemates.
Is willing to travel to bring the degus to people.

Karen Vermillion
Edinburgh,Indiana (about an hour from Indy)
Date Posted: Fedruary 21st, 2010

Has several degus that she needs to find new homes for

Jessica Gilbert
Executive Director
Humane Society of South Central Michigan
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Is hoping to help save 100 or so degus that are in need of homes due to a lab closure.
Any animals who canít find homes by the end of the week will be humanely euthanized.
Degus are sweet rodents and make good pets. They are very smart and active during the day. Hereís a link to their wiki information:
The Humane Society will help facilitate the transfer of these animals. If you are interested in taking on a pocket pet, or know anyone who is, please call directly at (269) 963-1796, ext. 13.
Please forward this information on to your friends and family as well.

Raleigh, NC
Date Posted: June 15th, 2010

Has one 8 week old degu baby. He's fully weaned, and loves to be held. He was born alone so he'll have to be sold to a family experienced with degus, or who already own a degu and are looking for another one to own. Is selling him for $20.00. He also has a website

Stephanie P
Glassboro, NJ
Date Posted: May 10th, 2010

Has a 2 year old male Degu who needs a forever home with other degus. His companion recently passed of a stroke and he needs a new loving home.

Barbara Pfarr
Silver Spring, MD
Date Posted: March 22nd, 2010

Has a 5 year old neutered male degu. He's the last of a litter of 4. He's lonely and needs a companion Degu.

Matthew Rand
Lawrence, NY
Date Posted: February 21st, 2010

Has had a degu for 1 1/2 months. They didn't know how much work it needed. This particular degu is very friendly. They will provide supplies. Adoption fee of $18.

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