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  1. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I have a 2 year old female prairie dog. She bangs on cage a lot when im not home or even when i put her back in her cage after shes been out for a while. But ive noticed when she sleeps she makes whistle noises when shes breathing. Does anyone know what this could be before i take her to the...
  2. Prairie Dog Discussion
    my male prairie dog was found to have missing one tooth he is eating hay and monkey biscuits i am taking him to a vet asap it is new years eve and i am a little scared
  3. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Greetings, All! Does anyone know of a PD Vet experienced with neuter/spay in Florida? Appreciate the help! Thanks!
  4. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hi everyone, Im new to this forum and also a new PD momma! I hope someone that have experienced this can help me out. I have 2 PD's, they are both girls, one (Abigail) is super sweet, loves to cuddle with us and super behaved, the other one is Nina, TOTTALY the opposite, she is much more...
  5. Prairie Dog Discussion
    My Chaka, is an absolute doll. He has been part of our family since June 2012. He loves to be snuggled, petted, and fed lol. Enjoys running around the house loose playing and being...well...Chaka. My daughter packs him around the house like a doll and they cuddle and watch movies for hrs. We use...
  6. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I adopted Percy on 7/30/2015! He is a male Prairie Dog and he LOVES to cuddle and be loved on. But today I woke up and he was running around my room like usual, but he kept rubbing his whole body on the floor? and he rubs his cheeks on everything too! I don't know if this is good or bad? and I...
  7. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I am a student and have taken my classes online. This has allowed me to be home with my prairie dogs all day. I dont let them out all day, but I do let them out through out the day when I am taking breaks from school or whatever I am up to. I will be starting my fulltime job in a few weeks. I...
  8. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hello, I just got a prairie dog about a week ago. I was told he's a male he could be a she though and that he is 6 months old. He was suppose to be very tame and leash trained but I can tell he has spent most of his life in a cage. He is friendly but doesn't like to be held thus far. I would...
  9. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hey everyone! I need some serious help. I got a girl prairie dog about 6 months ago and it has not been the best. The pet store I got her from did not take good care of her at all so I more rescued her than anything. When I got her she had a deep cut on her left paw and it's even deformed. Part...
  10. Prairie Dog Discussion
    My daughter is 17 and bought a male pd about 6 weeks ago. The pet store told us he is 3 mo old when we bought him. That would put him at about 4 1/2 mo old now. When we first got him, we didn't really know what to do with him, just held him, he squirmed away a lot so we bought a bonding bag...
  11. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Have you every experienced your prairie dog peeing outside of the cage? Mine will literally jump on the wire side of his cage, and pee out of it. Not only is this annoying, the cage smell gets worse quicker, and it even gets stuck in the plastic rim and under the wires of his cage. Do you...
  12. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hello, I really need advice. My male prairie dog was was neutered in the fall and has not bitten since a year ago (several weeks after I got him). For the past couple days, his behavior has changed and he has started biting. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be wrong with...
  13. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Marie our Prairie dog is a big part of the Family, Its hard to imagine she is 11 years old and still a healthy little senior. But a few years ago she stopped eating. Many reasons went through our head, Maybe just being old and giving up was one reason. So we took our little girl to the vet. She...
  14. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hello, my name is dawn. I am a new prairie dog owner. I just purchased two yesterday. Im already attached to them of course. Anyways, just posting to see if anyone would mind giving me and advice or suggestions on different things, they know or have found out from owning these cute little...
  15. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I know this is long, but I really need some help with my new babies, and I would really appreciate some advice from actual prairie dog owners because I cannot find good advice anywhere online. Also, I have underlined everything that is most important in case you're in a hurry and can't read all...
  16. Introductions
    Hi. I'm Bobbi from Pennsylvania. New is my mantra for 2013 new state to live in, new to acquiring a pet, new to rescue, etc... Hoping to connect with prairie dog owners, gaining insight into their mannerisms and providing a healthy full life. :wavey:
  17. Prairie Dog Discussion
    :D I've done my homework & am now ready to adopt a pd. They are fascinating creatures and extremely entertaining. I have a few questions & would appreciate any input. 1. Do pd's smell? 2. Can they be trained to only use their litterbox? 3. Are Wood stove pellets good for the litterbox...
  18. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I have a 9 month old prairie dog pup who I love with all my heart, but unfortunately I don't think I have enough time to give her the love she needs and deserves :( I'm a college student and will be going into veterinary school in a few years and work full time. She is spayed and comes with a...
  19. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I bought my PD a month ago, she is about 4 months old. two weeks ago she became tame and there was no more biting/aggressive behavior. A few days she started this thing where if you stick your hand in her cage, she comes at you and starts nipping at your fingers. It isn't hard, but I'm scared...
  20. Forum Suggestions and Questions
    I have never owned a Prairie Dog before, so I am very new to this type of pet. He is sweet and friendly most of the time, but he won't stop chewing through my wires to my electronics. Does anyone have any suggestions?:confused:
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