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Old 04-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Beware bad pet store

I feel I must let the herp community know of an issue I have had concerning a retail vendor. I am an avid hobbiest and have numerous species and generally when I buy my feeders I buy from respected breeders (crickets, mice). I found my self at King Edward pets last Thursday perusing their exotic inventory. When I was there I picked up two live feeder mice. I have a couple of bloods that are not interested in frozen. I returned home fed the snakes and a day later discovered both snakes dead. Both were healthy and vibrant prior to feed. I feel I take meticulous care of my animals and never house or feed any animal together. All my animals are vet checked regularly and are given the latest in care. I was crushed to discover both these snakes had succumb. Logic tells me that there was clearly an issue with the feeders I purchased from King Edwards pets in New Westminister, B.C.. I packaged the snakes and took them in to King Edwards to show them in the hopes they would pull their feeder stock. I was not looking for replacement of snakes (Although some courtesy would have been appreciated), rather was my concern for the rest of the people who could be feeding tainted feeders. I spoke with the owner who called me a liar, and suggested that I was insane and that this was impossible. I had both photo evidence of a possible problem and both dead snakes with me. They were not the least bit interested in hearing this issue and were condescending and rude. I offered that may be we at the very least share the cost of a necropsy to mitigate any further issues. I was laughed out of the store. I am going to do it myself and am considering legal action. I must deplore the herp community to think very hard before purchasing any feeders or live stock from this vendor. There accountability and customer service was completely unacceptable.
Old 04-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
btw - I don't think you mean to "deplore the herp community"....

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