Prairie Dogs: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

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Barron's Educational Series, 2002 - Pets - 95 pages
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These playful rodents are often considered pests by cattle ranchers, but when acquired as pets, they are both fun to keep and affectionate, but strong-willed and mischievous. Titles in the extensive Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.
 

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They are pests, but taste very good in a gumbo, replacing squirrel. Also great in a Brunswick stew. I've shot my share, they all get eaten. Have sold a lot to various Asian restaurants. Essentially just a fat short-tailed squirrel. Biggest look-out, they tend to carry the fleas for Bubonic Plague. They are a menace to livestock with all their holes, they are death on pastureland and why anybody would be so irresponsible as to promulgate this pest is beyond me.  

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