PLEASE tell me this is just a cruel joke?!?! If the stores can't even take care of them properly, they shouldn't be giving everyone else bad advice! Is this taking place at all Petco stores? If it is, I might just pay them a visit.
Kindness and respect should be shown to all animals, no matter if they are furry, scaly, big, or small. Be a hero to the animals and GO VEGAN!