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Unsafe Food for Prairie Dogs

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

  • Potatoes
  • Chocolate


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 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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