I bought two young (supposedly about 2 mos.) female pet rats from this store who were supposedly checked by a veterinarian (some veterinarian who would let all this happen, huh?) and supposedly free of illness and supposedly in good health. Well, needless to say, but about a week after I brought them home, they started displaying poryphorin staining and seemed to have respiratory infections, which I thought I had treated with herbal remedies and my rats seemed fine. Well at about 2:30 A.M., I looked in the cage and found one of the rats, who I had named Ozzy dead.
Panicked, but trying to do my best, I reached in and grabbed up the other rat, W.K., who was just lying in her wheel. Well, about 10 minutes later, W.K. went into convulsions and died. So basically I had to watch my animal die and find my other animal dead, two months after I bought them.
I'd just like to say thank you to Petsmart management for selling me sick animals and the not-so-happy memories that ensued.
I'd also like to thank Petsmart for hiring teenagers who know nothing about the animals that they spout rhetoric about. And about the $14 I spent to buy those two rats? It'll be the last $14 Petsmart ever gets from me.
This isn't about the money, it's about the animals I thought I would have for a few years....or at least longer than two months and their future owner's right to know if they are sick or not. I might have bought them anyway or I mightn't have bought them, but Petsmart took away my option to choose by not telling me.
And to Petsmart's management, you'd better hope you never die and come back as a pet rat or other small animal because karma is a b@tch and this is your life.....and death.
And as for Petsmart in Elyria, Ohio caring about animals? That's a good one. Sure, they care about animals....or rather the money they bring for their company.
Now, I'm not saying all Petsmarts are like this, but to let this happen was pretty irresponsible of the company anyway and warrants my refusal to purchase anything from this company ever again.
Pet lovers, please listen to me and boycott Petsmart. Together we can stop this mindless neglect of these animals!