||Two years old|
||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
is my awesome unique friend. He loves to make nests out of
stuffed animals and he sleeps most of the day. He eats a lot and
loves to cuddle. Prairie dogs are like big hamsters with lotsa
personality. They make great pets.
He is pretty easy to care for. He lives in a nice big rabbit hutch,
his diet mostly consists of Timothy hay, some occasional fruits and
seeds for treats. He requires tons of attention, he is completely
lovable and loves to lay upside down and have his head and belly
scratched. He loves to run around the house and chase the cats, they
get along amazingly great. He does have to be watched though or he
will chew everything in site.
His favorite thing to do is build big nests. We often give him
stuffed animals that he takes all the stuffing out and builds himself
nice fluffy bed to sleep in. People should definitely read up and do
research on prairie dogs before they buy one. They are quite hard to
come by, but they make incredible pets...if you have the time for
In the wild they live in colonies so you and your family become their
family. They should be fixed because they go into "rut" around the
breeding season which causes them to temperamental. They also have a
sort of musky smell to them, almost like a ferret. Other than that
they are full of personality and very smart.
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