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Old 12-31-03, 04:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rwg
I think the quality all depends on who runs the reptile section.
That plays a big part, but management also plays a role. I know of a couple cases where truly knowledgable employees have not been given the freedom or resources to make a difference.

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Old 12-31-03, 04:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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skinheaddave: Exactly, I was fired for it. lol The management told me that reptiles were not a priority and therefor I should water them and leave them be. If they're on sand, leave them on sand. Etc.

I was also yelled at for giving them hides because then the customers can't see them.

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Old 12-31-03, 05:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I would have to give a BIG two thumbs up to the reptile manager and subsequent area at the Superpet in Kennedy Commons in Toronto
I too have shopped at that SuperPet and they seem to know what they are doing in comparison to some of the other places I've seen.
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I'm very impressed with at least two petstore chains here in Calgary for the conditions that they keep their reptiles in. The animals enclosures are always CLEAN and they're NOT wading in their own feces, and HEALTHY. I really think that the pet stores here that keep their reptiles in concentration camp conditions (we all know who they are) should use that as an example on how their reptiles SHOULD be treated.
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Someone from the site works at Kennedy Commons SuperPet repti section. I wont give out his or her name, but I must agree with everyones comments about that place. Keep it up

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I work at a petsmart and I must say I am very lucky to have an Immediate manger (which is the specialty manager) and a store manager that let me do what I need to do. also my specialty manager lets me order the reptiles so we get what we can take care of. (she isent all that well educated on the reptiles side of her job) I must say in the support or defense, depending how you look at it. that the people who are knowleageable about reptiles at petmart are at a dissavantage for two resons. the animals we order are mostly low qulity (although I did order two crested geckos that we are getting from sandfire dragon ranch and I had the option of getting a giant leo stright from ron tremper, but i dident because no one who shops at petsmart for reptiles whould have bought a $200.00 gecko. it was still tempting just to check it out for free ) second the habitat is too small provides just about no venitaltion whatsoever, has a central lighting control with very poorly positioned lights and is extremely easy for house geckos to excape from. well enough rambling seeing as I just gave away petsmart's secrets and I'm going to get fired from my job
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