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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Hi New prairie dog owners here

My aunt gave my fiance and I 2 black tailed prairie dogs. Im 25, hes 29. We have a few other animals and 4-6 children (2 every other weekend) LOL.
I havent seen her in years but we reconnected at a wedding and my fiance is doin work on her car. We dont know much about them, any info and advice would be appreciated. We know they eat Timothy hay and greens and some fruits.
Can you give them a abath? or do they clean them selves.....
again we are new to this
thanks in advance!
Mike & Missy
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 12:17 PM
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I have yet to try and give my pds a bath. I've heard you can use baby shampoo (tends to dry their skin and makes them itch, though) or head and shoulders has also been used (helps them not to itch so much). I feed my babies an unlimited supply of timothy hay, they have their timothy cubes too, I keep a mineral wheel in their cages so they can lick, and I feed dry dog food/chow as well (which is supposed to be in limited quantities). People will probably scold me for that one, I think most prefer to feed their pds rabbit pellets in small amounts. Fruits and veggies are supposed to be limited as well, only used as treats. I keep a little area of their cages dark, so they can feel safe (I use a little edible hut, which eventually they tear apart) and keep a white old t-shirt in there for my babies to cuddle with. They love the shirt!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 12:22 PM
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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Bah, let them gripe, I feed mine a small amount of dog food too, for the protein. For some odd reason, they love it. It should be fine, as long as it isn't in quantity, as it can be very fatty. For rabbit pellets, you need to make sure they're not made with alfalfa and/or corn. I wish I could avoid the ones that use molasses as a binder too, but that's hard as most do. Too many fruits and veggies give my guys the squirts - but a few things here and there are fine, they especially like sweet potato.

There shouldn't really be any reason to bathe a prairie dog, unless they get into something messy. Even after digging for hours in the dirt, they're pretty good about cleaning themselves off.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 10:55 AM
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LOL. So, Mikez, how are the pds doing? I noticed this was posted a while ago, sorry no one got back to you sooner. I know what that's like.
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