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Old 03-01-17, 05:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Frustrating me to no end, poor animal.

Like i said, their reptile department is running on empty, several empty spots. They're a store that sell fish, not reptiles (fish are in good shape too). They don't deny them basic care.. they just don't care about the condition of the boa in question, they spend a lot of money on getting it and now they just seem to want it gone... I never buy anything from them anymore since they did this, but this just tugs on my heart strings.. He's "ugly", overpriced and not healthy.. just knowing he will wither away eventually after holding on for so long... Just because nobody will buy a snake like that .. it's sad... I have seen reptiles in poor shape before, never bought one, they sold or died eventually....

Anyway, I could technically take him in, don't mind the work.. Its just the funds holding me back. My rescue funds are completely drained a.t.m, the vet bill for this guy could get quite high. Also, i dont tend to "buy" rescues because they end up costing me a lot of money already, so I'm torn... It's very generous to offer to help get him out of there, I'll definitely take it into consideration though i wouldn't even be sure how. Never had donations before to be honest! Just FYI it's around 185USD, the store price.
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Really, keep updating us. Let us know if you decide to take the poor thing. We'll all send donations! Poor little snake. None of God's creatures should be left in such sad situations!
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Re: Frustrating me to no end, poor animal.

I'll have my people contact your people.
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Re: Frustrating me to no end, poor animal.

I don't think at this point leaving the snake is going to harm the store enough to be worth a life. The next snake they get in might be healthier, especially if they have any other healthy ones and they might keep it without issue. If it were a chronic problem across many snakes beyond just small enclosures for what are supposed to be temporary reptiles then I would say people need to keep refusing to buy their reptiles and let others see the condition. With a small reptile department and a single sick snake though it's not going to make or break the store or fill it with neglected reptiles to buy 1. The place obviously hasn't closed down or even slowed by the sick snake being left there. People are probably more interested in their other areas. I've been in the same situation with a bird. They have a cockatoo with deformed feet and beak which was probably not their fault but they are not caring for it to help reduce the complications and improve it's function. They have a small bird section shoved in the back corner with back to back cages of mostly small over priced birds. I just don't have the money and questionable large bird experience. It's been there years. Since it started deformed and the cages aren't dirty with food, water, and some old toys it doesn't fall under neglect by authorities. They are also mainly a fish store with a huge section of rows of well maintained tanks. They've got a tiny reptile section in what was a storage space before, the birds on the other side of the wall in the same size space, and some dog, cat, and rodent supplies on metal hardware store style shelving stacked around the edges of the aquarium area. Unfortunately they are the only steady supply of live rodents for my snakes that won't eat f/t. I get them elsewhere when possible but it's not always possible. There's one store in another town and the rodent breeders are unreliable and a long headache to get across what I want and setup a time to get it including no one being there sometimes. Set hour stores are far more reliable for live rodents. Of course frozen are easy to get.
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Re: Frustrating me to no end, poor animal.

Why buy this animal? All it says to the store is that "We can keep them in any condition and someone will eventually pay money for it so why change?"
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Re: Frustrating me to no end, poor animal.

I haven't bought it yet for that exact reason, trying to aquire it through different means. I was tempted but I just can't bare the though of giving them any money..
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