Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
From what I've read, sources just say that alfalfa is too high in protein for prairie dogs. Which can cause kidney problems. I've also seen another source which cites that the high calcium level of alfalfa can cause problems as well. Though, it wasn't real clear exactly what kind of problems. My guess would be something like kidney stones.
I feed largely Oxbow's Prairie Delight, with timothy hay, coastal hay, and sometimes some orchard grass (but they don't seem to like it much). In the wild buffalo grass, sedge grasses, and blue grama grass make up a good chunk of their diet and would probably be good if you could provide a clean source of it.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.