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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Richardson Ground Squirrels

Has anyone ever seen one of these little critters? Or does anyone have one?
A friend of mine is giving me a Richardson Ground Squirrel, he looks like a miniature Prairie dog. I have been reading different things about them so that I will be able to take care of him the right way when he comes home with me this weekend.
I was wondering if anybody has any advice about them.
Here is a link to one site in case someone wants to see what they are:
http://www.pawprintonline.com/central-rich_grnd_sq.html
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2002, 09:36 AM
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Oh! So cute!! How big do they get??

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I appreciate all the information I can get on this little critter. He is so cute. I can't wait to bring him home. But I do want to know how to take care of him when he gets here.

Christi, I am not to sure on how big they get. I am just starting to learn some things on them.

I have been begging hubby for a prairie dog and a pair of degus which he will not agree with, but he said yes to this little guy.
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I WANT!! I WANT!!!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2002, 08:47 AM
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ground squirrell

I would also be interested in a couple of abandoned babies.Shipping on Air Canada is pretty cheap.Email me when you come across some.

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More info on these little critters

http://www.animalsexotique.com/richa..._squirrel.html
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 11:00 PM
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I had one and she was the very best pet ever. Housebroke herself. Unlike Prairie dogs< I have one of those too> they do not chew up your furnature or cords or dig up your carpet. They don't go though rutting so no neutering or spraying. I have never had a better pet. I Have had two in my life and both were the very best pets I ever had. Jump at a chance to get one if you can.......
 
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Richardsons Ground Squirrels?

Does anyone know how to get them if you live in Missouri? People who sell them? I assume they are probably like prairie dogs in that they don't breed in captivity as well, huh? Most would be wild caught and rescues? I have read about them and have thought about getting some. I wanted a Prairie dog but the drastic change in personality that I have read about, sometimes even if they are nuetered scares me. They say when they bite, they hold on and really do damage.
 
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