Home, Home on the Prairie!
We’re so excited to have found these little rodents on the plains of North America. They have such gregarious personalities and are so fun to observe! Let’s all meet the prairie dog!
Range/Habitat: North America/ prairie
Diet: Herbivore: seeds, plants
Length/Weight: 12-15 inches/ 2-4 lbs
Conservation Status: lease concern
- Prairie dogs are burrowers.
- They live in family groups.
- Prairie dogs are diurnal.
- They are highly social and have complex communication systems.
- They greet each other with kisses and nuzzles.
- Prairie dogs are member of the squirrel family.
- Prairie dog burrows are extremely important to prairie. They share these burrows with owls, salamanders and black footed ferrets.
These rodents have one our hearts! Their chirps and kisses just can’t be beat! Who else is with us? Enjoy our coloring sheet too- there’s a new sheriff in this Prairie Dog Town!