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Old 11-28-03, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw the saddest thing in a pet shop today...

I stopped off at a local pet shop today on my way home from work...

first sad thing I saw was a gorgeous California King snake that I am pretty positive was dead. He was not sitting in a natural way...

But even worse was the tiniest tree boa I had ever seen that was on the verge of death. He was the skinniest snake I have ever seen in my life. Not an ounce of anything on him, pure skin and bones. He was in shed, which was of course patchy and un healthy, as he sat there all you could see was his skin folded and wrinkled and his little tongue slowly coming out every once and a while to show that he was still gripping on to life. I felt so horrible for the little guy and only wished I had $150 to at least attempt to save him, although the condition he was in, I'm not sure he would pull through.

Soo soo sad.
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Old 11-28-03, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you should report the store...and tell them you did so too..
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What pet sotre was it? I say we burn it down.
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What pet sotre was it? I say we burn it down.
You may be joking, but this probably isn't the wisest of posts.

The best thing you can do to bad pet stores is not buy ANYTHING from them.
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Old 11-28-03, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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never give petstores money for anything, everything they offer can be purchased elsewhere. Only though financial support do these businesses survive.
 
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Old 11-28-03, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is so terrible

I think you should go in and yell at the manager. I always end up doing that because they have no idea what they're doing. Throw some care sheets in their face and tell them to take care of it by tomorrow or else you will report the store.
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no worries, I am not a supporter of pet stores that carry animals. All supplies I bought for my soon to be new ball python was bought at walmart and canadian tire. I just went in there because it was one of the only pet stores in the city I had never been in...wish it had of stayed that way.
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saving a snake by buying it is the wrong thing to do. I have no problem buying stuff from petstore that carry pets, as long as they are correctly cared for.

Not every pet store is evil.
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All the pet stores around here are.
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All the pet stores around here are.
then do not spend a dime at them.
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Old 11-28-03, 02:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You may be joking, but this probably isn't the wisest of posts.

The best thing you can do to bad pet stores is not buy ANYTHING from them.
I was just joking dude, lighten up.

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Old 11-28-03, 02:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you buy that pet from him, why would he care for it or any other pets in the future. He is gonna make a profit selling sick animals.

Your only option is to go and see the manager, tell him the snake is gonna die and ask him if he can give it to you for free.

he'll probably say no, but there is nothing more you can do, and nothing more you should do.

I did a stupid move like this once, and my animal died 2 months later. then I felt bad for having a dead animal even though it wasn't my falut at all and I lost some $$ also.

Don't encourage petshops like that.

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I don't have the knowledge or equipment to care for the poor snake even if I could get it for free. I was basically just stating if I could save it I would, but even if I could take it home I'm doubting he will last much longer.

Who could I report the pet store to? Would the SPCA look into one baby snake in bad health? Most of the other animals in the shop other than the king snake that may or may not have been dead looked healthy.
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Old 11-28-03, 03:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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you might as well try, id personal kick the sh*t out of the manager :P jks anything u can do is better than nothing right try reporting it to the pet store first then the spca good luck hope the little guy pulls through
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hey gotballs i think i know which one you're talking about. they have had that kingsnake for atleast 5months, and a few weeks ago i saw the ATB's theyre skinnier then a pencil, obviously in bad shape and about 5 living in the same cage. every pet store in victoria is terrible but one..and i told you which before hehe...i don't go to them unless im getting frozen feeders. all the managers are retards who don't know anything, one guy said hes housing a BCC's and a rat snake in one giant rubbermaid LOL
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