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Posted by Birdiegirl #1 on 4/26/07

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    After visiting one of the local Petsmarts in my area
    (Maryland) I will no longer patronize Petsmart unless
    they change their practices. I wanted to buy a lovebird
    and a cockatiel, the salesgirl offered to let me see some
    of the other cockatiels they had in the back of the store
    so I could decide which one to purchase. I was taken to
    the back to a closet that was about 4x6 one single light
    bulb in the ceiling and there were cages stacked about 4
    high and two wide no windows or ventilation if the door
    was shut. It was dull and the birds were quiet, the
    stacking made it even darker for the lower cages. Some of
    the poo in the cages was discolored and how dismal to be
    put in a closet and have the door shut for any period of
    time, anytime someone chose to shut the door or at night.
    I complained to the manager who advised it is Petsmarts
    policy to house the birds in the closet (I guess they were
    the extra birds) there was room in the regular area of the
    store to have put those birds out there. I noticed that
    one of the lovebirds feathers looked unhealthy and
    mentioned that to the manager as well as the fact some of
    the birds in the closet were showing signs of illness and
    that they were exposing all of the other birds to
    potential illness then selling these birds to unsuspecting
    buyers. I will not do business with any company that
    treats animals inhumanely or fails to provide adequate
    care for them when they are makeing money off of them. I
    have also sent my complaint to Petsmart.

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • PETSMART, 4/26/07, by Birdiegirl #1.
  • Re: PETSMART, 4/27/07, by jill.
  • Re: PETSMART, 4/27/07, by Meeko's Mom.