- Apr 1, 2014
I just found out the Petco closest to me is closing next month. Knowing how poorly they treat their animals, this is great news.
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That's good. My local Pet Land closed a long time ago. It was open for less than a year, and the protesters were there every day. From what I heard they sold hundreds of puppies that died within days of coming home. It created enough of a media storm, and the protesters did a good enough job of keeping the few who didn't hear about it (or I guess didn't care) from going in.
ETA: So then are they just moving their store?
Yes, I agree. I hate where their animals come from. Does it annoy anyone else that stores like Petco and Petsmart always classify guinea pigs as "starter pets"? In my experience, they are NOT "Starter Pets".
The only good thing I can say about Petco vs. Petsmart is that our local one adopts out guinea pigs. They take in unwanted pigs that people dump there and give them out in exchange for a donation to the Petco charitable fund (that's how I got Quinn). They're not off the hook, though, because they still sell pigs so they're still contributing to the problem. But I literally saw a dead guinea pig at one of the local Petsmarts, and when I alerted someone, they acted like it was no big deal; the guy who removed it just complained that it had just come in the previous day. Ugh. Don't get me started on Pet Land...they're the worst of the worse, as they're the only one of the three that still sells puppy mill dogs in addition to the usual small animal horror.
No a starter pet is like a mouse. I only fed mine once every like 3 days cause my boys only ate like a pellet a day (they were huge pellets) and they ate it throughout the day.
Okay I'm sorry I said that but most kids have them as starter pets. But yes like LoveMyHerd said get a rock for a starter pet. And I did take good care of my mice with a huge cage playtime snuggle time and some fruit as treatsUm no. There is no animal that should be a starter pet. All animals should be considered a pet, that is all. An electronic pet is a starter pet, but that's all.
Also, a hermit crab is not a starter pet either. They are actually pretty hard to take care of properly, most people fail miserably at caring for them properly and they die horrible deaths.