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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by kiara, Aug 8, 2009.
would you buy animals from a small independant pet shop?
it depends completely on where the animals had come from. I like to meet the breeders of my animals before buying any so that I know their backgrounds etc.
No., nope, no.
What sort of animals?
There's a big difference between Daphnia and Dalmations.
Dogs and cats-No
Other animals like rats etc-most of the time Yes
If we are talking dogs then no ... I prefer to see the pups with their Mum in their home environment
Ditto. Guess I'm a bit of a hypoctite, as I wouldn't dream of buying a puppy or kitten from a petshop under any circumstances but have bought small animals such as rats and hamsters before and probably would do again.
I wouldnt buy a cat or dog.
But a small animals such as hamsters,gerbails,ferrets,rabbits and such i would get froma petstore. But i would look over every inch of the place for how clean and well taken care of the animals.
for reptiles or fish i would go to a store more for those animals in pricular. There is a very good reptile petshop a few towns away.
A big NO.
A shop is no place for any living creature.
I will not buy anything from a shop that sells animals. I prefer to travel a little further and buy from a pet shop that deals only with pet food and pet products.
Many small pet shops buy in their small animals from commercial breeders. We have all heard of Puppy farming aka Factory Farmed Puppies (and kittens too) but many people are NOT yet aware that thousands of hamsters, rats, gerbils, rabbits and others are also bred in what amounts to warehouses. Never believe a pet shop owner who tells you they are from a "local breeder" without giving proof.
The very best pet shops who do sell small animals bought in from small private breeders will give you a birth certificate and/or details of where your small pet was born. If the breeder is good and the pet shop is better, this information is freely given.
But by and large, caring breeders of any animal DO NOT sell to pet shops, full stop.
If it's going to live in a home, it should be BORN in a home.
I presume you mean dogs (and cats)? NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Get it? NO!!!!!
When I was a kid, I used to supply a few mice to my local pet shop. They were grey and white with red eyes, the original pair were called Bonnie and Clyde and I sold their offspring until they became too old to breed. Some other local kids did the same, it was a good way of making some pocket money to offset against their food and the cost of keeping them.
Small animals - OK to buy in a pet shop. Dogs and cats - never.
Dogs or Cats I would only buy from a breeder.
But small animals and small birds I would buy from a small pet shop if I was happy that they are housed properly and being looked after.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
You should always see puppies and kittens with their Mom.
ok i have voted yes but it comes with conditions
I would never buy a dog or cat or rabbit or GP from a petshop
I would consider buying smaller animals such as rodents or birds, providing they were bred in the uk, and the breeders details were available and they were reared properly and well handled as pets.
If they came from commercial breeding farms etc then i wouldnt touch with a barge pole.
I wouldnt buy a dog or cat from a pet shop, but would buy a hamster or a fish from there.
Most people I know would agree with me, and I think that most people in our society know good from bad when looking at how to purchase a pet.
As well as wanting to see the animal with it's family, I would worry that a pet shop pet would not be properly socialised and used to household noises. This goes for scaly pets as well as fury ones as I got my geckos direct from their breeders so I could check on the well being of their parents and to ensure they were used to being handled.
I have done in the past (only hamsters) but never would again.
Yeah if i am eventually alowed a rabbit I will get it from my local pet shop as I know the woman and she breeds from her rabbits. Not all the time, normally her males and femalse are separated but she will breed from them if there are enough people wanting a baby rabbit.
I buy my fish from my local store. I would buy rats if my oh would alow me again.
I would NEVER buy a dog or cat from a pet store.
No, sorry if i offend anyone.
But i would rather do my research or go to a rescue.