Degu Age
Survey Results

 

Here are the findings so far for our degu age survey. This will be updated regularly provided we get enough information!

 

>LIVING DEGUS<

Number of degus surveyed at last update: 58



Figure 1- This graph shows the age breakdown according to sex of all the living degus surveyed in 2004-2010
(Source: Degutopia 2004-2010, unpublished ongoing survey).

Current conclusions:
-The majority of degus surveyed are aged under 4 years.
-It is uncommon for degus to live longer than 7 years.
-More data is needed for conclusions to be drawn about sex-linkage.

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>DECEASED DEGUS<

Number of degus surveyed at last update: 19


Figure 2- This graph shows the age breakdown according to sex of all the deceased degus surveyed in 2004-2010
(Source: Degutopia 2004-2010, unpublished ongoing survey).

Current conclusions:
-More data is needed for before any conclusions can be drawn regarding mortality. Can you help?

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Figure 3- This pie chart demonstrates the variation in cause of death of degus surveyed
(Source: Degutopia 2004-2010, unpublished ongoing survey).

Current conclusions:
-More data is needed for before any conclusions can be drawn regarding causes of death. Can you help?

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