Posting Pictures Of Prairie Pups Is Pretty Perfect!
And you thought regular dog pups were cute! Folks, there’s no two ways about it: Prairie Dog pups are basically tiny little furry and adorable humans, just look at them interacting with each other! Native to the grasslands of North America, these little rodents are known to live in large groups of family units that span hundreds of acres. Guess what they call these large groups…towns! These towns consist of many individual burrows, and inside these burrows you’ll find adorable prairie pups! The babies spend the first six weeks of their lives inside the burrow nursing from their mother, while their father does his part by foraging and protecting the burrow. There’s a ton of debate over whether these little creatures communally raise their young, or whether there’s fierce competition between parents for resources. Some say that they’ve observed mothers to nurse young that’s not their own, so even if there is some prairie parents out there who don’t have the best intentions, there are others who just want to help everyone! Prairie dogs are primarily herbivores, but will sometimes feed on insects, and are fully grown and ready to fend for themselves by about 5 months old. Prairie dogs are currently in no danger of extinction, so you have plenty of time and opportunity to appreciate these little guys and gals being adorable!