i was at petco today and there was a guy that really know what he was talking about i usleygo to a pet store called puppy lov in pottsville. well i got a under tank heater and put some brick on it. well the people at puppy lov do not know what ther r doing with iguana i took i a care paper and they kick me out for that and thro the paper at me saying i do not know what i am doing with my iguanas
I've had a simular reaction at some of my local petstores. You have to learn (speakin from experience here...) how to correct them, without insulting them. Not an easy task when your upset with the way they're doing things. I've actually voluteered a few times to help get everything rolling. The animals benefit and you'll feel good knowing they're being cared for right.
I've made loads of progress at several of my local stores, I'm now on a first name basis with most of the owners and employees and am now endearingly referred to as the "Lizard lady". They accually call me for advice and offer me discounts as well as first hand info on new stuff (& animals in the store). I've had several employees "give" (free) me animals instead of taking them into the store to resell (3 leopard geckos, nile monitor & savannah monitor and 1 baby bearded dragon for helping a long time employee set up her incubator for her 1st clutch of dragons. As well as a white cap pionus (parrot)). And now they are inviting me to go with them to shows to help them choose herps for their shops... ;D
I am new to the lizard scene, but our local pet store, yuck I was in there again the other day to buy crickets. Three weeks ago, they had three iguanas. All of them looked terrible! (even from a newbies point of view). Two weeks ago, there were two (Looking worse than they did the week before). Now there is one. He is so dehydrated and skinny I was going to demand that they give me the iggy to try to do something for it, but my husband (the level headed one) said that was not the way to go about it. The owner was NOT receptive to any type of suggestion or advice. We came home and called animal control for that county, but it did not sound promising
What can I do? I am sure that the other two probably died (who would buy them?) the poor babies... There is also a small green anole who is so stressed that he is bark brown and in desperate need of a few crickets