Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

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Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Lavender » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:40 am

I was just curious if there were others who have never bought rats from a pet shop directly? No judgment at all for those who have! I've never bought a rat from a pet shop but did buy a degu when I was 12yrs so guilty as well : (
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Rhi01 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:47 am

I put my hands up. When i didnt know any better i bought my first two rats from p@h. I wouldnt now i know better and am a member of FR.

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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Blue Eyed Girl » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:57 am

:D Hello
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Aliwoo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:57 am

i have done, most of mine have been pet shop bought sadly (now on breeders lists and aware of rescues nearby though). for me it was ignorance really, its obvious they would be in 'worse' health and handability but i didnt realise the extent of rodent farms etc till that thread ..also i had never though that buying one or two rats would let the pet shop buy lots more.....i do now though :)
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by acapae_wolf » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:09 pm

have a look here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89748 :wink:
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Post by Ratty Bob » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:10 pm

Lavender wrote:I was just curious if there were others who have never bought rats from a pet shop directly? (


Just thought that I would mention that Lavenders question is about those that have Never bought rats from a pet shop :D
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Post by Petal » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:35 pm

All mine from pet shop.......someone has got to! lol they are all great!
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Post by ellieviolet » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:19 pm

:) me i havent all breeders or rescues here
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Aliwoo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:26 pm

Ratty Bob wrote:
Lavender wrote:I was just curious if there were others who have never bought rats from a pet shop directly? (


Just thought that I would mention that Lavenders question is about those that have Never bought rats from a pet shop :D


oops..read it as ever lol :oops:
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Rhi01 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:08 pm

Wow :o i never saw that 'n'!! Sorry :oops:

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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Victoria80 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:47 pm

to my shame my first 2 came from a petshop...as i said elsewhere, never again as i refuse to encourage an awful trade now that i know better
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Post by daffee » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:23 pm

All mine from pet shop.......someone has got to!


No, they really don't.
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by Jembean » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:42 pm

daffee wrote:
All mine from pet shop.......someone has got to!


No, they really don't.


Plus you can probably get half of the rats from the same origin in rescue about a month later.
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by neggin » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:40 pm

I've never had any pet shop rats. They've either been rescues, rehomes and a couple of breeder rats.
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Re: Anyone never bought rat from pet shop?

Post by ellbells01 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:44 pm

Me :)
Though I was severely tempted today when I saw the most beeeautiful lone dumbo champagne hooded male, incredibly friendly and lonely, starfishing on the bars in a really small cage. It was such a wrench to walk away. But, I don't agree with "feeder breeders" or whatever, and if I bought him then they'd only get others in and do the same thing.. same old story.
Anyway back to the original thread, mine are all rescues.
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