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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:18 PM
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I hate our petsmart. They don't change the bettas water. I know they don't. The same piece of decomposing crap is in it from one week to the next >.< There is no wonder they look so terrible.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:39 AM
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You can check on them once in awhile. Maybe feed them.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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heh heh heh...wouldn't that be wicked? Go in once a week and drop them some nls. No one is ever over by the fish anyways. No one there seems to care about them, they even leave half living goldfish out of the water to die slow deaths o.o

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The shelves are on so that you have to take out cups one by one at our petsmart. They're set so close together you cannot just drop in stuff from above. Probably why they're not fed regularly.

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I'm really considering of resigning from my job just to work at Petsmart and help those poor Fishes (Including Betta's) and Pets there. I found 1 dead betta a couple of days ago and It was depressing. Plus the guy that work at the Fish station was suppose to be the "Guru" or something cause everyone goes to him for questions, and I did listen to him and I don't think he knows much at all (Talking about Betta's, I could go and learn more about the other fishes if I want too). I probably know more then him about betta and for other fishes I can go and learn if I wanted too and properly educated the customers. I even sometimes educate them when I'm there for daily supplies or ever now and then.

I just hope I can get the job when I apply for it lol.

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Do it.

Now, some places have policies in order to keep sales up but try your best :)

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I just went to a Petco today and the Bettas there seemed very unactive and sad to be in those pathetic small plastic cups. I felt bad for all of them since they were beautiful fish !
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Around where I live it seems like my petsmart takes better care of their bettas than petco...

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There is and it's sickening. Honestly there is abuse in all the animal species i love most, betta, mice, and rats. Human beings are just an abusive race who gets off on the suffering of smaller animals and petshops shouldn't be allowed to carry any live animals unless they are specialists. (But 100% NO puppies or kittens, shelters are a better place for that sort of thing). Like have an only fish store where the fish are cared for properly and the workers are knowledgeable about them.

So true! I've owned 5 rats, 4 together at a time in a big community cage. I once went into a small pet store and saw a small 10 gallon tank filled with about 20 rats, one had its back completely broken and it couldn't even walk. I'll never get another rat from a pet store again, especially since 3 of mine died of respiratory problems and the other 2 from tumors which caused them to get sick. I know those are both very common but if they just took some time and research to breed rats with healthy immune systems they would live longer than just 2 years...
Unfortunately animals are just equal to dollars and cents for most pet stores :(
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Around where I live it seems like my petsmart takes better care of their bettas than petco...
I know in Coon Rapids Petsmart takes amazing care of their mice and rats but poor care of their betta's. I want a job there when I move back to MN because then they could be perfect all around...and they are perfect with their rodents because I trained half the staff in proper care of them. Every mouse and rat is now socialized by a few of the girls who work their, cages cleaned appropriately, proper nutrition (not that dried 'fresh' food crap that slowly kills them, they bring REAL food from home), and daily health checks. All there rat, mice, and hamsters are energetic and friendly. I just hope when I go back those same three girls still work there or i'll have to work on retraining again.

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