(Closed) Major, major vent about negligent owners

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Aw 🙁 how sad, here’s hoping to a speedy recovery!

Post # 5
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s creepy!

How do they do it in the wild?

Post # 6
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

So sad 🙁 I really hate it when people don’t take the time to really figure out what they’re getting into.

A pet is not something you can take or leave. Pets require attention, patience, money, and above all, time. I can’t stand it when people think adding a pet to their household is just like getting a cute fluffy toy that won’t require any work.

Especially for exotic pets, I really, REALLY wish there were screening processes you had to go through before you’re allowed an animal. At least with shelters they do their best to make sure the animal is going to a good home. But anybody can walk into a pet store and decide they want a snake or a parrot, and walk out with it ten minutes later, completely clueless about how it’s going to change their life.

The novelty wears off, the person regrets their decision, and if they do go to the trouble of trying to properly rehome the pet, they often wait until the animal is already suffering from neglect and sometimes severe emotional issues before they get around to finding a new owner for it. And as far as I’m concerned, there’s a special place in hell for people who don’t even go that far, and who just abandon their pet on the side of the road when it starts to become a nuisance.

The worst part is that these animals will never understand why all this hurt is happening to them.

Post # 8
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Don’t even get me f*)king started >_<

Post # 11
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@reine_de_rien: I see, that’s really interesting. See, I don’t even know what one of these things looks like much less have one for a pet and I’m interested in things like that. I can’t even fathom being an owner of a cool animal like that and getting no information about it.

If you want a pet with no responsibility get one of these

Post # 13
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Sadly, I think it’s the prevalence of exotic (and unknowingly difficult to care for) animals at pet stores.  People with too much money and little sense see the “cute lizard” and buy it, an aquarium, some fake plants, then call it done.  I wish they wouldn’t sell any animals in pet stores at all 🙁

Post # 14
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you tried soaking her in like 1/4 cm of luke warm water… it always worked with my one leopard gecko who just had such a hard time shedding.. 


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