Mammals Articles

Why is My Prairie Dog Cold?

Prairie dogs are native to the prairies of North America (hence the name) and like to be kept in temperatures of around 70F. This is around the normal room temperature for most homes, which is ideal. Extreme fluctuations in home temperature should be avoided though....

Why is My Prairie Dog Losing Hair?

Hair loss in prairie dogs is not uncommon. In fact, it is one of a number of ailments that these animals can suffer, particularly in captivity. But why do prairie dogs lose their hair? What causes this hair loss, and when it occurs, is there anything that can be done...

Why is My Prairie Dog Biting Me?

Prairie dogs have become quite popular as pets in recent times. However, unless you have a lot of time to devote to these cute animals, you may find that their behavior is at times not very pleasant. As territorial animals, prairie dogs will naturally protect their...

Do Prairie Dogs Make Good Pets?

Most people think of cats or dogs when considering a family pet, but there are plenty of others who want a more exotic pet. And for those who would rather not have a reptile or an arachnid, there are animals such as prairie dogs. But do prairie dogs make good pets?...