Weiner said prairie dogs are his first and only choice of pet.

Prairie Dog Pet Merchantile is an independently owned pet supply store.
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In the wild, prairie dogs tend to eat grasses, plants, and leaves. As captive pets, it is essential to feed a diet that approximates what they eat in the wild in order to prevent dietary-related diseases such as obesity, malnutrition, and gastrointestinal disorders, which are among the more common health disorders in captive prairie dogs.
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“I saw the prairie dogs at a pet store, and I researched how to take care of them for several days. Prairie dogs are not too much work, but definitely more work than most other rodents. They have a lifespan in captivity similar to dogs so you will have them for a long time.” Prairie Dog Pet Products, LLC does not have any Key Executives recorded.
Photo provided by FlickrPrairie dogs are social animals and do best if kept as pets in pairs or groups.
Photo provided by FlickrDespite what people say about prairie dogs as pets, there is still a great deal of controversy.
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As we mentioned previously, Prairie Dogs need to be caged. Cages should be large enough to allow room to play. Include an untreated wooden nesting box for sleeping and a litter box filled with 2" of newspaper pellets. An ideal cage should be at least 24"x24"x36" and should have 2 floors. In order to prevent leg or foot injuries, wire mesh spacing should be no more than ½ inch on flooring. A pan that catches droppings under the cage will help in cleaning. Prairie dogs like to dig, so a sand box with play sand is ideal fun for your pet. You can add a cinder block, brick or rough rock to aid in natural wearing of nails. Prairie dogs love tunnels for exploring. Large PVC pipes work great as synthetic tunnels. A rope dog chew or parrot toys made with rope and wood make excellent toys for chewing needs. In all instances wood must be untreated. Grass hay can be piled deep in the cage for bedding. The prairie dogs will also play and nest in it. Plus, it is safe and healthy to eat! Avoid cedar, aromatic pine and certain other wood shavings, because they contain resins that can be irritating to your prairie dog's skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Don't place the cage in an area that has direct sun contact at any time of the day. In addition, avoid placing the P. Dog's cage in the path of any flow of air from heater or air conditioner vents. Finally, the cage should be situated in an area that has normal flow of traffic, so that he feels he is a part of the "family" and not isolated.Prairie dogs are very unique pets who have way of winning hearts and attaching themselves to their owners. Most people who see prairie dogs for the first time are intrigued by their roly-poly appearance, habit of sitting straight up, chirping voices and playfulness.Prairie Dog Pet Products is a leading specialty manufacturer of premium pet treats and antlers. We focus on providing the finest quality ingredients specially formulated for your dog. At Prairie Dog Pet Products, we understand how important your dog is to you. They're family! Family deserves the best so why not feed them Prairie Dog Pet Products?Prairie Dog Pet Products is a leading specialty manufacturer of premium pet treats and antlers. We focus on providing the finest quality ingredients specially formulated for your dog. At Prairie Dog Pet Products, we understand how important your dog is to you. They're family! Family deserves the best so why not feed them Prairie Dog Pet Products?