Ready for yet another cute animal video, Green Monsters? Well, of course we are, I hear you say!
The Humane Society of the United States have just released an ADORABLE new clip called “Cute & Playful Prairie Dogs,” in which these wonderful creatures can be seen scurrying around their lands, foraging for food, and saying hello to the camera!
Sadly, the HSUS states that “the prairie dog population (of the Great Plains) has plummeted 95 percent from decades of persecution.” These gorgeous squirrel-like animals are under threat because of habitat loss and hunting, amongst other things. Luckily, though, you can help protect them by donating to support the HSUS “Prairie Dog Coalition” program here.
In the meantime, check out these little cuties. Things really reach a whole new level of cuteness when they start falling asleep and tipping over. You just have to watch the video!
I own two Prairie Dogs, (Tex & Duke) I got them from a pet shop in the Houston Tx. Flea Market about three years ago. I now live in Mobile Alabama and everyone always says Prairie Dogs? Why would you have them? Then after they meet them they say where can I get one. The video is great but short. I let mine out in the yard and they have a blast and its a blast to just sit and watch them. They are a lot of work because they make such a mess in the cage. They try to use the litter box but they miss and sometime they just don\’t try. I also have a dog and a cat. The cat has nothing at all to do whit them but the dog plays with them every time they are out. He enjoys them and they him. I have amassed tons of video to remember them by after their short lives. (about 5-6 years) I will not replace them once their time has come because like I said they are a lot of work but I would not have missed it for the world. Cousin, Delton did not have anything good to say about them but they were here first and they are not as bad on the environment as he would have you believe. I dread the day I will lose them because every time they hear my voice they bark telling me hello and of course come give me some sunflower seeds. P.S. the grass grows back in the prairie