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Reply Cats names or
3:37 PM on January 10, 2017 
How to name a kitten? Found here full list of names for cats.
Reply Amanda Davis
1:12 PM on July 22, 2016 

Hello fellow prairie dog people. I wanted to share my love of the little furry bundles of happiness too. We have 2, a male and female. Maggie is around a year old and Franklin is about 3 months. They are amazing animals and they have allowed us to be their people...I adore the way they cuddle and snuggle with us. I have had many pets over the years and these guys are the best. Dedication to them is a must, but how could you not.... just look at them.:)

Reply Linette
10:04 PM on June 29, 2016 


Im a lover of all things rodents and just learning about PD's.  Ive owned numerous gerbils over the years and am a member of the American Gerbil Society I serve on the board of ethics.  One of the sad drawbacks to gerbil ownership is their short lifespan although i have had several live past 4 years old.  Ive been searching for a rodent with longer lifespan.  Thank you for your useful information.   Where are you located?  I live in central Minnesota.

Reply Jack Harris
7:34 PM on January 31, 2016 

I have always been a massive fan of prairie dogs and am now looking into getting one. I have had rats for many years and I love the interaction and love that you get with them. Now it's time to get my prairie dog.

Reply Jeannie Martin
11:46 AM on June 5, 2015 


I hope that you remember me.  I had Lilo and Stitch, Cassie and Leo and my sister Bonnie and I were members of a pd group with you.  

I am in urgent need of your help.  A friend of mine witnessed a pd being taken by an owl and they found 3 babies that were left behind.  One has died and we need help with another one.  He's not looking so good.  I can explain all, with pictures if someone can contact me asap.  I am on Facebook, Jeannie Martin, where you can message me anytime.  Or email me at cassiereroni using yahoo.  

I will continue looking for a way to contact you in the meantime.  



1:32 AM on January 29, 2015 


I'm enamored by the PD's. keep up the good work ;) Prairie Dogs are NOT VERMON. I REPEAT NOT VERMON.

Reply Ashley
2:42 PM on August 25, 2014 

I have always loved and continue to love Prairie Dogs I went to hershey park who has them in their new zoo park and they were definitely active and social

Reply Kelley Kendle
2:37 PM on July 12, 2014 

Your website and information you provide is an absolute blessing!  I have a male PD about 4 years old and have done a lot of research, what could be found, and your website has proven to be the most resourceful I've come across thus far.  Keep up the great work!

Reply arm
10:35 PM on July 8, 2014 

I need help :'( 

I'm moving to California.... and I have a prairie dog and I'm so attached and vis versa! I've read about if a pd every got lost he will spend years looking for his family and of course California doesn't except them as pets "because their numbers are threatened or endangered in the wild, (2) because they pose a threat to our native fish and wildlife, agriculture or public health and safety." I don't understand, 21 states allow them. What can I do? :'(

Reply Kitty H
2:03 PM on July 7, 2014 

thank you for all the information.  This is a wonderful resource and I'm so happy we found you.

Reply Luis
3:29 PM on July 1, 2014 

i am planing on getting a PD. but like with all my pets i like to give them the best. so i reshearning about them, and their needs.
I live in Portugal. Sunny summer, rain in winter. Can i have them outside? any ideia on how to make a cage weather (rain included) proff and still have good respiration? prefered cage size? bedding? i really liked the last cage you have on the "enclosures" page. can you please send me more photos?
thank you so much for your help and sorry for any writing mistake

Reply Brooke
1:38 PM on May 16, 2014 

I love your website. It was very helpful to me in info about prairie dogs. They quickly became my favorite animal last September when I saw one in the pet store that belonged to the owners. I did heavy research and decided I wanted one of my own. I'm picking her up today and am so excited! I've named her ZuZu.

Thank you for all the helpful information!

Reply Marie
2:11 PM on March 23, 2014 

My husband saw you on National Geographic on TV last night and told me all about you and the gophers.  I wish he would have called me to watch.  (I don't usually watch TV) I didn't know they played such an important role in the eco system, but then, man has disrupted that system for so long, how can we ever get back what has been lost?

Reply Nick
10:10 PM on November 10, 2013 

Enjoyed your website...

Hope you check out the following page on Facebook:

"CHE THE GOPHER KING: Chronicles of a militant prairie dog with supernatural powers who battles real estate developers in the mountains of Colorado...AT:


Reply Jackie LaChapelle
7:10 AM on August 14, 2013 
Reply Dawn
1:01 PM on May 19, 2013 
Hi! I'm a new pd owner. Just got my two girls, two days ago. Just looking to chat with other pd owners and open to advice or suggestions! Email me if you'd like! [email protected]
Reply annie
11:58 AM on April 7, 2013 

i love your site and its so packed with helpful information for the baby i got last year and would to have a playmate for my little sugarbear

Reply Tom
1:52 PM on March 25, 2013 

Di, You have a great mission, and i applaud your efforts to be the caretaker of animals. The two poems i read were touching and powerful. So happy that we reconnected.

Reply Dianne James
1:16 PM on March 20, 2013 

Hi Steve!

While we unequivocally agree that prairie dogs are indeed important to a healthy western ecosystem, the message of this individual sounds more like an endorsement for the cattle industry!  The cattle industry would have you believe that ranchers are in compettion with wildlife, and support and participate in the massacre of wildlife, all in the name of "wildlife management".  It is the profitable cattle industry that is responsible for the destruction of our ecosystems due to human consumption and demand. 

If you would like to learn more about preservation and restoration of our grasslands, please visit and where you will find accurate information.

MWPD Shelter

steve says...

Hello, I became aware of the importance of prarie dogs on a walk and talk with a ranger at Caprock Canyon SP.  I just heard an interesting TED talk on the importance of hearding behavior on the restoration of grasslands, which may be of interest.  Please reference Allan Savory's TED talk, How to green the desert and reverse climate change, Mar 2013.  Steve