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Old 12-27-03, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Smile prairie dogs

Well, if one keeps in mind that prairie dogs are not really a domesticated species but rather one that is possible to tame, the first step is already made. Now, compared to rats or mice, pd's require much more space and attention in order to remain healthy and friendly. I am still in the process of taming my pd, but he is making progress everyday. From what I hear, getting a young prairie dog will increase your chances of bonding with the animal. As well, it is crucial that you have a prairie dog spayed/neutered as it keeps them from going into social breeding behaviour otherwise known as a "rut". During this time an intact pd can become aggressive so altering the animal makes them more pet worthy in my opinion. Other than that, it's just like any animal, they need your devotion and care. Here's a couple pics of my Ernie...

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