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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by kiara, Aug 6, 2009.


  1. kiara

    kiara PetForums VIP

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    Hi all,

    A family member of mine is looking into buying a shop and opening a pet shop. i said i would help her with the research into it.
    I was wondering what you all look for in a pet shop as pet owners and customers?

    Any other advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    xx
     
  2. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    My first thought is how clean the place is, how well the animals are looked after, how polite and helpful the staff are, what range of products they sell, and the pricing of all the products. The more competitive the pricing, the more i'll want to buy... :D
     
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    I personally would like a petshop that doesnt sell livestock just food, treats, toys, beds etc and have a good range of everything, is clean tidy and well organised. :)
     
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    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I personally wouldnt mind if they sell small pets, as long as they were from small breeders, definately not from rodent farms etc...
    And they didnt sell them to anyone under 18.. I know the legal age is 16 but it should be 18
     
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    crofty PetForums VIP

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    Yeh perhaps if its done responsibly and they give the right information, its just so sad the amount of hamster for example mis sexed and sold only for the new owners to end up with more than they bought lol! I dont think rabbits are appropriate at all because they are quite a specialised pet. I guess its about regulating it all properly. Still makes people impulse buy though and not think through what they are doing. i agree it should be 18 too.
     
  6. hazyreality

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    Good range of stuff really. I would suggest bulk bags of food(rabbits inparticular) not just the little ones that most sell :p I think people have trouble getting hold of them(we have a couple of feed shops here so no problem for me)
    Clean and tidy, good advice/knowledge.
    Bigger hutches for sale!

    *Heidi*
     
  7. 3rabbits

    3rabbits PetForums Newbie

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    If not selling pets, why not have a notice board that advertises breeders that you recommend. Then definitley big bulk stuff like woodshavings, food and straw etc I would rather go to a small petshop to get this than go to the bigger suppliers.

    Laura x
     
  8. ....zoe....

    ....zoe.... PetForums VIP

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    hi i work in a very small pet shop.

    we sell small animals but mainly only order them in for people who are sure that they want them and totally understand their needs and are whilling to look after them for their entire lives. we also only sell are animals in the appropriate social ways they need (rabbit/g.pigs) are ONLY to go in pairs and rabbits should be castrated/spayed before they go to the new home and guinea pigs to go in same sex pairs.

    we only sell to over 18 and under 18 must be with an adult (whos responsibility it then is)

    we sell a range of very good quality foods (not the ones you can get in super-markets) for example royal canine, james wellbeloved, science plan.

    we are a very small shop so we also order in any products/foods that customers may want and then they come nd pick their orders up when they have been delivered to the shop.

    we also deliver ourselves as we have many elderly customers.
     
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