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My pet store experience

MCR_Rox

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I had a local petstore to buy supplies from. they didn't have live animals for sale until now. I went in Sunday to pick up bedding and there were two rabbits and two guinea pigs. I asked about the guinea pigs and was told by the owner that they were a male and a female. I asked about pregnancy but he told me that they were too young to reproduce at seven weeks of age. I suggested that they could in fact, reproduce at a younger age than that but he said no, couldn't happen. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Time to find a new place to buy my dog food and bedding. Do I need to tell you that these piggies were shipped in, were being housed in an aquarium with no shelter and only pellets to eat? I wanted to get the female out of there in hopes that she was not yet pregnant by her brother, but I knew that if I bought her, the owner would think "Wow, these things are selling like hotcakes! Better order more!" :sad:

Maybe you could ask your vet if they could maybe tell the store that they breed at earlier age or something. Is the store a chain store? If not, you may be able to persuade them to do stuff differently
 

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Tell them why you're taking your business elsewhere.
 

seagirl96

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Good ideas Landhermie & Salana. This is a small new pet store, one owner, one store, and he had been very nice. I've copied the Guinealynx information and will give it to him and explain why I will have to take my business elsewhere in future.
 
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