A friend of mine has three friendly Degus but she can't keep them. I've done a lot of reasearch about them as I was considering adopting one before and only once did I see anything say they couldn't live with rats, most everything I saw online said they would be fine together if you just made sure they each had a separate diet to fit their species needs. She wants me to take them as she can't keep them anymore and I said I would see if I could. The thing I saw about them not being able to live with rats just pretty much said it wasn't a good idea but I heard of people who had Degus and rats together. My rats have been around hamsters, mice, rabbits, sheep, dogs, cats, etc. and have never had any problems so I don't think they would hurt the Degus at all and my friend says the Degus are very friendly but that's toward humans not necessarily other animals. She wants to bring the Degus over and let them meet the rats. If they get along do you guys think it would be okay to take them? They have a lot of the same needs as rats and many of their cage arrangements I've seen are a lot similiar to that of rats but I understand they do have their differences. I believe that I can provide the proper care for both of these animals as I have been doing my research on Degus but they would have to live with my rats and I don't want anything to happen to my girls or the Degus like fighting or anything. What do you guys think?