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Large chain pet stores, like Petco and Petsmart, are notorious for neglect and abuse of the animals they sell. People especially look over animals that are not cats or dogs. People think “Oh its just a fish” or see reptiles and birds as display items. These stores sell the animals as a commodity.

I personally have gone and talked to someone about their ball pythons because they had no water, humidity under 15 degrees and no shelter for the two little wrinkly pythons. And I have seen and heard stories about employees who do their best and inform costumers about the animals. Take time and research the animal you want and if you can afford it and care for it properly and find a someone/or group who sell healthy animals.

I am a Petsmart employee, and at my store our team does the best they can to ensure that every single animal (fish, reptiles, small animals and birds included - we have no cats or dogs) is cared for to the best of our knowledge and ability. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case at every location. If you see something wrong, definitely inform the people who work there, as they may have overlooked it or simply may not know enough to realize there is a problem. And do your research before you come; as employees, we know the basics of care for many of our animals and do have in-store references we can turn to, but we are not experts in everything.

Also, if you notice something wrong, keep in mind that the employees are just regular people and may not be properly informed through our training; be kind, and educate us instead of reprimanding us. For example, a customer once noticed that one of our gerbils was having an allergic reaction to its bedding, and took the time to explain to us why it was happening and what we could do about it. He helped us pick an appropriate bedding from our shelves, and saw that we changed it. Because he chose to be helpful, he made that gerbil’s stay much more comfortable and gave us the knowledge we needed to better care for other gerbils in the future. Many of us do care about our animals, so help us help them!

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