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  1. Debate Forum
    Hey everyone.. I have heard of this coorportation and I have heard some bad things and some good things. I don't know if they are rumors or what. I have heard of members who had dumped dead animals into dumpsters, and they don't believe that we should have pets at all. I have heard a lot of...
  2. General Animal Discussion
    Throughout your life that you remember? (not actually what ones you have now) We've had many different pets. Mainly cats though. There have been birds, our last bird Augie ( a cockatiel) passed away a few years ago. He was loud and cranky but we loved him anyway!:winky: We've had rats, our...
  3. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Hi, I have a friend who purchased a ground squirrel, but can no longer take care of it. I am interested in buying it from him, but want to do plenty of research first. When I went online, I had a hard time finding information on ground squirrels. I looked at some of the pictures in the forum...
  4. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Lately I've been really interested in reading about prairie dogs and thought I'd take the opportunity to recommend some books I've read. There aren't a whole lot of books about prairie dogs, unfortunately, but there are a few worth keeping around. Probably the first book anyone prairie dog...
  5. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Here's a pile of happiness! My very first pd Timon with a smile so big I can see down his throat. LOL Bottle feeding one of my pups.
  6. Prairie Dog Discussion
    PLEASE HELP SAVE THE BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOGS!!! Hello Everyone, The prairie dogs need our help!! The are a very important part of keystone species of the American Great Plaines, and their numbers are rapidly dwindling. These animals are gased, posioned, and shot, for development and...
  7. Lizards
    It's official. Reptiles magazine mentions in one article that the Fiji Banded Iguana is now being bred legally in Europe (with legitimate paperwork, of course) and sold to reptile keepers. It has been on the endangered list for some time. If breeding this reptile to be kept as pets is the only...
  8. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Prairie Dog Basics Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) are tough, social animals that live in and around burrows deep within the prairie soil. They grow to between 14 and 17 in. (350-425mm) long and weigh about 2 to 3 lb (.91-1.4kg). They are tan in color with a whitish or...
  9. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Prairie Dogs Genus Cynomys Prairie Dog Geography – Range Throughout most of the western United States from Canada to Mexico -- Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming -- including higher elevations of the Mojave, Great Basin...
  10. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Prairie Dogs Susan A. Brown, DVM Prairie dogs are heavy bodied rodents which have been referred to as burrowing squirrels. They are native to the grassy plains of western North America from the Dakotas south to northern Mexico. Of the five species of prairie dog (Cynomys spp.) which reside in...
  11. Prairie Dog Discussion
    A history of poisoning campaigns and habitat loss has driven the black-tailed prairie dog from more than 99% of its historical range. As a result, conservation and animal-protection organizations are calling on the federal government to list the black-tailed prairie dog as "threatened" under the...
  12. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus Description A large prairie dog. Pinkish brown above; whitish or buffy white below. Slim, sparsely haired tail with black tip unique among prairie dogs. Short, rounded ears; large black eyes. L 14–16 3/8" (355–415 mm); T 2 7/8–4 1/2" (72–115 mm)...
  13. Prairie Dog Discussion
    White-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys leucurus Description Stocky. Pinkish buff mixed with black above; slightly paler below. Short, white-tipped tail; terminal half entirely white. Dark patches above and below eyes; yellowish nose. Small ears. L 13 3/8–14 1/2 " (340–370 mm); T 1 5/8–2 1/2" (40–65...
  14. Prairie Dog Discussion
    Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Genus: Cynomys Species: ludoricianus Size: Length: head and body, 11-13 inches. Tail: 3-4 inches Weight: 2-3 lbs. Physical Characteristics: The black-tailed prairie dog is a stocky, short-tailed ground...
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