Unsafe Food for Prairie Dogs

 

TOXIC FOODS

Toxic foods are poisonous to prairie dogs and should be completely avoided.

  • Potatoes
  • Chocolate

UNSAFE FOODS

Unsafe foods are dangerous to prairie dogs because they can cause harm or injury to the animal due to their attributes.

  • Alfalfa hay (too high in protein)

 UNHEALTHY FOODS

Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to prairie dogs but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.

  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat foods)
  • Fruit (high in sugar)

For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your prairie dog, see our article on Prairie Dog Feeding.

 

 

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