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Odd looks in the petshop

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by ceretrea, Apr 19, 2011.


  1. ceretrea

    ceretrea PetForums Senior

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    We mix our own rat and mouse food, and now we have a dog too so imagine the latest looks we got for this shopping list:-

    Huge bag of bunny muesli - rats and mice
    Big bag of rat nuggets - rats and mice
    Chinchilla chew - rats
    Hamster toys - mice
    Parrot toys - rats and mice
    Big bag of wild bird seed - rats and mice
    Dog treats - dog
    Adult wet dog food - dog
    Puppy biscuits - rats and mice
    Kitten wet food - rats
    Cat scratching post - rats
    Lizard flower mix - rats and mice

    Hmmmm, I could see her wondering. She almost asked but didn't :p

    What odd looks have you had and why?
     
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  2. Icky

    Icky PetForums Junior

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    I got told to leave a petshop once for having a Hairless rat with me as it ''was upsetting the customers''

    I told her she was pathetic...I bit my lip, she should be greatfull i almost went off on one!!!
     
  3. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    got odd looks last time went to stock up. had a trolley packed with

    2 large bags of paper based cat litter for rats
    4 bags of sawdust (for other critters, not the rats!)
    1 large pack of hay
    1 large pack of straw
    2 bags of paper bedding (should have brought more, go thru it so fast)
    water bottle
    assorted toys and tubes
    guinea pig food
    hamster food
    gerbil food

    was struggling to push the trolley :lol:
     
  4. ceretrea

    ceretrea PetForums Senior

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    :eek: can they even do that?? Silly girl, people don't have to look do they?
     
  5. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss PetForums VIP

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    i get weird looks all the time.. i think its one of my goals in life :lol:

    as for weird looks in pet shops, its normally when i loose my rag at how they keep them, i dont buy any thing from pet stores any more, we have our own :lol:
     
  6. xhuskyloverx

    xhuskyloverx PetForums VIP

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    I work in a pet shop and love asking people what animals they have! lol You wouldn't have got any funny looks in our, just lots of questions :D

    Oh and I love it when people bring in their pets, makes the day a bit more interesting :)
     
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    I get odd looks at all the veggies I buy for the piggies. I got 4 huge bags of spinach the other night and the person just looked asif 'wow your healthy..!'

    We were in PAH today with one of the piggies after the vet. We went over to the piggie pen and all the babies went crazy so we stood for a good while just talking away to them. Lots of odd looks :p
     
  8. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    least I'm not the only one who talks to the pets in pet shops then! often forget where I am until I realise people are looking :eek:
     
  9. purple_x

    purple_x PetForums VIP

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    I only shop in our local pet shop and have done for years so they know me by now and what pets I have but other customers dont so I sometimes get odd looks.

    Last time I had.....
    2 bags megazorb
    2 huge bags hay
    4 extra large bags of soft tissue bedding
    Rabbit dry food
    Rat dry food
    Bucket of mealworms as these get fed to the wild birds as well
    Trill
    Millet sprays
    Dog biscuits
    Kitten kibble
    Various treats
    4 packs of 'treat' hay
    Some hamster igloos
    And some other toys
    Oh and wet cat food

    We also get odd looks driving home as my brother only has a tiny clio and we have to cram all the stuff in!
     
  10. ceretrea

    ceretrea PetForums Senior

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    :lol: I can just see it...
     
  11. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    haha same with me and my smart - had my purchases crammed into every available space
     
  12. Snippet

    Snippet PetForums VIP

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    I don't shop in pet shops because I get most things online, but I do get odd looks when I'm walking about with the cat carrier full of rats.
     
  13. myzoo

    myzoo PetForums Senior

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    :lol: i get odd looks in asda when doing a night shop and saying to the oh thatd do for the rats picking up all sorts of treats and car cloths and wash cloths and piles of free newspapers my oh gets totaly imbarrassed when i nab a ton of papers and promptly walks of.
    the other day i was in a clothes shop and the bloke started asking random questions cant remember how we got the subject of rats but he was completly shocked i kept them as pets and let them free range i could just imagine his face if i actually walked into the shop with them.

    my shopping list is usually

    cat buiscuits (for cat and ratties)
    wet cat food (for cat and ratties)
    baby food (for ratties)
    rat mix
    hamster mix
    nuts (for the ratties and hammies)
    seeds (for the rats)
    greens (for us and hammies and rats)
    treats (for everyone)
    crackers (for every one)
    hamster bedding (for hammies)
    stinky tuna (my ratties love it)
    cheap wash cloths or micro fibre cloths (for rats and hammie hammocks)
    and tons of porridge (for everybody)

    the majority of my trolly is my animals shopping only about 10% for us

    people must think i own a zoo lol:D
     
  14. $hAzZa

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    Wait, you take them shopping with you? :lol:
     
  15. Snippet

    Snippet PetForums VIP

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    No, but I take them to the vets which is a 20 minute walk from my dads or a bus ride and a walk from my mums.
     
  16. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    aw ratties get to see outside world! bet that surprises a few people who expect to see a cat or dog!
     
  17. Snippet

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    It does suprise people. Most people are lovely to them, but one stupid cow who was at the vets more or less shouted as I was going into the consultation room 'Ugh, aren't they disgusting'. I could of quite cheerfully punched her in the face.
     
  18. manic rose

    manic rose PetForums VIP

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    grrr how unbelievably rude of her! annoys me how people automatically assume they are dirty. they should come round to mine when the boys are free ranging - they love having a wash in their paddling pool.
     
  19. myzoo

    myzoo PetForums Senior

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    ive found when i take mine out in a carrier or on my shoulder i get people mainly women trying to get as far away as they can i remember when i first got my boys rip freeky and deeky i was bringing themhomeon the train in a tool box the woman next to me asked whats in the box she screamed and couldnt move quicker how can people notlove their squishy little faces :)
     
  20. NoSpecialFeaturesHere

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    Aw, I miss my ratties.

    One time I got like half a trolley full of carrots from Asda for the horses at work... That got some odd looks. Probably people wondering why I wasn't orange. :p
     
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