The degus have a coconut treat. It used to be a few coconut shell halves atatched via some grasses, but they pulled it apart. Jenks recently decided that making one of the coconut shells spin like a top was a fantastic game. It was really cute how he sat there for ages playing with it.
We tried to get photos, but every time we went near him with the camera he'd stop playing to squeal angrily at us as if telling us to get away from his toy. We would have tried videos too, but we can't remember how to work the video function on the camera. Plus, as I said, every time we went close he went nuts.
I guess Jasper decided it was a fun game too, because after a while they were taking it in turns, and most of the day one or the other would be there happily spinning the coconut shell.
Jasper wasn't much more eager to be photographed than Jenks, but at least he'd alternate between playing and squealing, so we managed - with patience - to grab a couple of shots of Jasper sort of playing with the coconut shell. Here they are:
And here's a close-up of Jasper:
Here are two of the degus enjoying some lunch, while the other two take turns on the wheel:
OK, time for all the degus to go to bed...