- Dec 31, 2002
I know what your mean, there's a petsmart here in Kansas, that I don't believe they know much about what they're selling; and will just say anything to sell the product. Here's the 3 reasons:Originaly posted by conipto
P.S. - Petco still uses the same setup where one rose hair burrowed under a divider to eat another, so chalk another one up to corporate stupidity.
1. (animal) They had a chameleon on display and just a water dish in it's cage. I was told earlier (before I went to petsmart) that all chameleon's can not drink from a water dish and that they need a water dripper. I looked all around the cage and couldn't see one.
2. (product) We were buying a siphon from them, (to drain and clean a fish tank) and we had the tube, and all we needed was a way to hook it to the faucet. We asked one of the employees if this certain screw-on-attachment connected the hose to the faucet. She said yes (instead of going to go ask someone), so we drove all the way home, and tried to screw it on, well it had the exact same threads as a faucet; and could not be screwed on. When I went out to the outside water spicket, it attached. Which is what it was designed for in the first place. So back to the store we went.
3. (animal) We were buying green anoles, and noticed the anoles were flaring out their throats (crest). We grabbed a petstore employee and asked if only the male or females have that crest (sexual dimorphism). Becuase we wanted only so many certain males to certain females. He said "yes" only males have the crest, later I read in a book on anoles, that all anoles have a flare-out crest and that they are used in mating or territoriality (usally following a up-and-down thrust of their bodies to intimidate); and that the males crest was more vibrant in color than females.
So I don't ask them any questions about animals or products anymore.
P.S. I believe that animal cruelty should be punished and the punishment should suit the crime. Let that inconsiderate bastar* be starved to the point where he looks like that. . . sorry just venting.