Originally Posted by esrgirl
I've seen Prairie Dog food before. I think it's pretty strange that people raise them as pets. I'm not saying that people in Colorado are keeping them as pets, but this post just reminded me of that.
I know that they can treat plague now, but it's still pretty creepy to think about outbreaks!
LOL I would venture a guess that there are very, very few prairie dogs kept as pets in Colorado! They are pests around here, stricktly vermin. In my mind, keeping one of those things as a pet would be the same as keeping a sewer rat as a pet in NYC. Sure, they are kinda cute and all, but they will decimate any bit of land they are on, and all they do is expand the prairie dog towns. And they don't care if there's a house right there or not. When I was younger, we had one build a den within about 2 feet of our house! The population was out of control that year. Dad poisoned that one, and I believe the plague hit that town within a year.