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    Re: Interesting animals at Big Box Store...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oreocupcake View Post
    We tried some raw and some cooked. When I started dating my fiance his skink was a very finicky eater. So maybe it's was just an old habit from before we met

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    Ok, I have read that they tend to accept cooked more readily. They apparently are finicky with fruits and vegetables unless started on them young
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    Re: Interesting animals at Big Box Store...

    Quote Originally Posted by mdb730 View Post
    The big box store near me had a manager that was a reptile lover, he always had Green tree pythons, Frilled dragons, fire skinks and even had some very nice BP morphs like Pieds and Pumas. If it's Petco you can score some very nice deals on those exotics when they do their 50% off reptile rally. A friend of mine picked up a frilled dragon for 80 and a Biak Green tree python for 150.
    Wow, this store is usually lucky to get a few pins, spiders and pastels.
    I'm really thinking about going back to "rescue" that skink. Haahahaha
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    Re: Interesting animals at Big Box Store...

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Wow, this store is usually lucky to get a few pins, spiders and pastels.
    I'm really thinking about going back to "rescue" that skink. Haahahaha
    That is not a rescue, that is opening a slot for them to bring another animal in to possibly be starved and mistreated. Buy from a reputable breeder.


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    Re: Interesting animals at Big Box Store...

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    That is not a rescue, that is opening a slot for them to bring another animal in to possibly be starved and mistreated. Buy from a reputable breeder.


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    I certainly understand your point. Maybe suggestions rather than demands would be nice though.
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    Re: Interesting animals at Big Box Store...

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    I certainly understand your point. Maybe suggestions rather than demands would be nice though.
    This has come up a few times before. I'm not making demands, I put the info out there. It's easy to find reputable breeders, and more often than not, you won't spend as much as you would at the big box store for the same animal.


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    If you can get over the fact that your supporting bad treatment of future animals which is a debatable topic because depending on the place, some do have animal loving employees that do take just as good of care of the animals there that anyone else would, there is still one big problem. The reason I choose not to buy from those places is because their animals are typically exposed to a lot of nasties and even if they are getting cared for properly, they may carry something that you can expose to your whole collection. Now this can potentially happen with a new animal from anyone and why you should always quarantine regardless. But you are putting yourself at a much higher risk of getting a sick or infested animal. So that's why I always resist the urge to take anything home from those places. Same goes for their puppies and kittens. Puppy mills come into play but that's a whole new topic. I choose not to support live animal sales from those types of places and just wish more people would look into it a little more before making impulse purchases that can come back to bite you and also supports them to continue to keep doing what they are doing which in the long run puts a lot of animals though suffering.

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