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Um sorry, but pet stores should give baisc care info.

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Posted by Mario-GN on January 10, 2003 at 11:46:55:

In Reply to: About time? posted by Lyle on January 03, 2003 at 04:52:49:

I just got done reading all the replies. I must say, Lyle, you really seem out their.
Im sorry you dont agree with who should be responsible for providing the information to care for your customers pets and considering them stupid people. So whos responsibility is it to educate them? Mine? No, but he sellers. Actually I do provide a care site to help others care for their geckos. And Im just a hobbyist breeder. I feel that it is the responsibility of the seller to inform the customer how to care for the animal, at least provide basic care info. A pet isnt some toy that can sit on the self, or a pair of new mittens. Its a living creature. Something that depends on the caretaker to provide it with proper husbandry. Now obviously the keeper isnt going to magically know how to care for the animal, but does need someone to show or tell them how. People do not realize what is involved in the care of these animals. They are simply looking for a pet. People that are too busy to find information elsewhere. So where are they going to resort to get this info? From the place that sells them this pet. While I dont agree with the law (or at least the proposals for the law that I seen), I do think its the responsibility of the seller to inform the buyer how to care for it. What if you had to give up your family dog you loved and cared for for 7 years? Would you simply give it away to someone without saying a word on how to care for it or seeing if the person knew how to care for it? No you wouldnt. Atleast I hope you wouldnt. Why, because you care about the dog. But what about that lizard, snake, or dog in the pet store you sell to someone. Why should that be any different. You do want the animal to live dont you? OR are you just after the bottom line, the profit? Do you just want the pet to die so they can come back and buy a replacement in a month or two? That sounds like greed to me. As far as products not having care sheets, your right. Products generally do not have care requirements. Products do not die in pain. But products do have directions, instructions, and warnings. Animals dont. So its the responsibility of the owner. So if you dont think its the sellers responsibility, whos is it? Someones got to inform them. Its not anyone elses responsibility unless they are involved with the animal in some way. Well the only person generally involved is the pet store. So its your responsibility. Not anyone elses. You should be thankful there are people like me providing informational sites to educate people on how to care for their pet because the pet store doesnt take the time or responsibility to do so. This is costs me time and money. And youre the one making the money selling the animal.
If the pet stores selling an animal, they should know how to care for that animal. After all, they have to care for it until it sells. But no, after reading your posts, it wouldnt surprise me if your like most pet stores and just throughout the dead ones and not worry about the care of that animal until it sells, just so you can make a profit. At all costs. Thats what supplies are for. This is why most breeders do this as a hobby. Because by the time we sold that animal, we provided more in cost to raise it. Why? Because pet stores want to get it for the cheapest price at all costs. It dont matter how that animal was kept or if its in perfect health, but if its a few dollars less, lets get it from them.
Its sad to see the care of animals in most pet stores. Because they dont want to spend money on it. Thats a real shame.
Ive went into pet stores and they dont even know what kind of animal they are selling or how to even care for it. Im sorry put this is wrong. Things do need to change.
What if you were that little pet. Would you want to be sold to someone that doesnt know how to care for you? I doubt it.

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