My spouse and I own a number of degus. We adopted four female degus from a small animal rescue shelter back in Ohio in the summer of 2007. A few months after we moved to Austin, we rescued two more females. Unbeknownst to us, these two were pregnant, and by the end of November 2008, we were up to 13.
Despite getting the males neutered, somehow one of the females got pregnant again, and now we have 17 of these critters. Unfortunately, we are unable to care for that many. We're looking for home for them with people we can trust will take proper care of them. I don't like the idea of selling them to an exotic pet store at all, so we're hoping we can find people to take them. You'll need to provide your own cage/food/bedding, but we will give you the degus completely free. We just want them to go to good homes.
The only condition is that you take a minimum of two. Degus are very social animals and will get depressed if they live alone.
Please comment or email me at dorlamoorehouse[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested.