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Herein, is a prairie dog a omnivore?
FEEDING: Omnivores by nature,black-tailedprairie dogs prefer to eat short grasses,low-growing weeds,and flowering plants. They will occasionally eatinsects but obtainthe majority of their nutritional needs,including waterconsumption, from vegetation.
Secondly, are prairie dogs vegetarian? White-tailed prairie dogs arecuddly-lookingvegetarians. But as scientists are nowlearning, they'realso vicious killers of herbivorous Wyominggroundsquirrels.
Also asked, do prairie dogs eat?
Prairie dogs are chiefly herbivorous, thoughtheyeat some insects. They feed primarily on grasses andsmallseeds. In the fall, they eat broadleaf forbs. In thewinter,lactating and pregnant females supplement their diets withsnow forextra water.
Are prairie dogs cannibals?
But it is normal behavior for the black-tailedprairiedog ( Cynomys ludovicianus ). Prairie dogcannibalism isthe leading cause of mortality amongpups–39% of babyprairie dogs are killed by theiraunts.