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Old 08-01-03, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to repeat the conversation I had yesterday at work...

JENN - "What if one of the savs or the nile or iguanas don't get sold by the time they become more than 'baby sized'?"
FISH GUY - "That never happens. I'd probably stick 'em in the freezer long before they become that big"

He was serious...

If that's the case and he literally discards the unwanted LIVE reptiles into the freezer, he's either getting a kick in the ba...erm...I'm going to hurt him or I'll be taking alot of animals home.

But don't worry guys, there will NEVER be a live reptile put into the freezer on my watch. As long as i work there, rest assured that those animals will all be put into homes and also that their owners will be at least somewhat educated on proper care and will also be directed to places where they can get extensive caresheets.

I was actually thinking of printing out caresheets for all the herps we have at the store. And everytime someone is considering purchasing one, handing it to them. I think the boss would be pissed because I'm supposed to sell them books. But I end up telling them everything they need to know. Like a girl and father who wanted the baby ball python, I talked to them for two hours about care and temperament and feeding, etc. hehehe

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Thats sad... Hope you catch them before they do that so you can give them a good home. Good for you for educating people about the species. We don't need more reptiles dying because of uneducated owners. I think the caresheet idea is great! Good work, and keep it up.
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that is so horrible. can't you report him to someone or something? It's hard enough for me to keep frozen rats in my freezer. I could not imagine actually putting a live reptile in my freezer to die.
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good for u! some people are so rapped up in money and **** that they dont even care for the anamals well being. it makes me sick!
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All to often it seems that running a pet store and actually loving animals does not go hand in hand.

Good for you.
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dude why do u think people open pet stores...MAYBE TO MAKE MONEY!!!! they dont open them to "love" the reptiles.
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Education is the key man, there are far too many ignorant people out there when it comes to reptiles. Don't let your pet store become a Pet-Co I have actually gone in there to purchase feeder fish and talked people out of buying reptiles there.
I doubt it is legal to stick cb and for sle reptiles in your freezer when they don't sell so maybe you should consider reporting him or something.JMO..................Scott Wahlberg
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Jenn please kick is ignorant *** for me.
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you rock, jenn.
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In the pet store I work at, I have already created care sheets for most of our animals. This has been compiled into a training manual, so any new employee has to pass a test to work there. I think it should work out great. You should talk to your boss about doing something like that Jenn. They might be more than willing. In the long run, it's more money for the store if the people buying the animals know what they are getting into. No replacements due to sick animals being purchased. No buy-backs because the animal just didn't work out. And educated people selling them and hopfully passing on their knowledge to the customers. A living animal has to keep eating and needs its light replaced, and a happy customer should always come back!
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And hey, I'd rather talk to people who are willing to learn about what they are buying and how to care for it properly.....than to get crickets for the lady tapping her toes land looking at me like she is in the middle of running a marathon!!
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Way to go Jenn! We certainly need more like you working in the pet stores. Love for exotics should go hand in hand with working in any place that sells or displays them. There's no money to be made if everything ends up in a freezer or dead at the hands of an inexperienced keeper. The care sheet idea is very good.
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I really hope that guy just doesn't understand tact. I hope it's just a very sick joke. what a dink.
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yes i am pretty shure it is illegal to kill an anamal just because you cant sell them, uless it is uthinized properly, if they can prove that they killed the anamal in a humane fashon you got nothing on them. and yes it is true that some people open pet stores to make money but there is a pet store by my house called petland they are a bit excpensive but i talked to an employee there and they MUST clean all cages EVERY DAY! and personly i would rather pay the extra 10 bux and buy from a store that has very strict pollocy on haveing clean cages
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Mike, no pet store is suited, or allowed to "kill" an animal..... Iam positive you need some kind of papers allowing you to humanly kill an animal.... Pet stores HAVE to send animals to the vet if they feel its going to die..... You may say "no they dont, because theres always dying animals at stores!" thats because the SPCA is to busy and understaffed to be bothered going to every store to look for dying lizards.. Call about a puppy they'l be there pronto.

But as far as having nothing on a store if they can prove the animal was killed humanely just isnt true.
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