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Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 6 Mar 2012 19:39


Ok, and I'm not talking about the staff here, just some of the customers. There should seriously be "people of petsmart" website like there is for the "people of Walmart".

I was in there today to check out their reptile shipment for this week. Two guys were also looking at some of the reptiles. The one guy then stated that he has this buddy that owns a pet KOMODO DRAGON.
I called him on his bologna and told him that they were illegal to own as pets because they were a protected species, but he insisted that is what it was.

Another time I was there, a different customer was going off on a rant about how unfair it was that you couldn't get venomous arachnids here as pets, but you could get fire belly toads, and that fire belly toads were just the same as Cane Toads.


Does anyone else have similar stories that they would like to share?

Sarah Lockard
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# Posted: 6 Mar 2012 20:16


hahahah I hate dumb people.. And Yes I get that where I live too!


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Phineas
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2012 15:18


Perhaps the gene pool could stand some chlorine.


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A lizard or two,
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Amphibians
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605 posts

# Posted: 8 Mar 2012 03:16


not to mention if you had a kamodo dragon,once it bites you , you will die from bacterial infection. Next time ask if it bitthem before lol


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Mh530
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2012 03:47


LOL Amphibians!! true!!


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fr0gcr4zy
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2012 15:40


You will get both bacterial and venomous infections/injuries from all sorts of monitor bites; in differing degrees, of course.

Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2012 21:02


It was kind of funny listening to him go on about it, he insisted that just because they are illegal to get, doesn't mean that people can't get them.

fieldnstream
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# Posted: 10 Mar 2012 06:21


not to mention if you had a kamodo dragon,once it bites you , you will die from bacterial infection. Next time ask if it bitthem before lol
Have you looked at the most recent research that concludes that they are in fact venomous, and the bacterial infection is secondary?
You will get both bacterial and venomous infections/injuries from all sorts of monitor bites; in differing degrees, of course
Are you sure of this?...Supporting documentation?
It was kind of funny listening to him go on about it, he insisted that just because they are illegal to get, doesn't mean that people can't get them
While the speaker may have been clueless...this statement is true. Do you believe every captive animal is of sterling origin? Do a little research on the history (and legality) of Bearded Dragons in captivity. You may also want to check out the origin/legality of Brazilian dart frogs in the hobby.


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Dispiacere
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25 posts

# Posted: 13 Mar 2012 00:29


If you had this post a year ago I would have some stories for you, I used to work in the reptile department of PetSmart, but its been such a long time since I worked their I have forgotten most of the stories.

fr0gcr4zy
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178 posts

# Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:21


Varanids are all venomous. This would have been controversial back in 2010, but not anymore.

Emilynn
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# Posted: 14 Mar 2012 03:15


Concerning the attaining of illegal reptiles in particular, check out The Lizard King. Fascinating book about smuggling in the reptile industry.


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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 18 Mar 2012 03:59


I once strongly advised a daddy against buying a WTF for his kid, cause he was looking for a cheap bird cage with it


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greene
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# Posted: 18 Mar 2012 13:27 · Edited by: greene


Why did he want to put it in a bird cage
one time a worker told me that if I don't remove the dead crickets the smell will kill the others


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Amphibians
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# Posted: 18 Mar 2012 16:09 · Edited by: Amphibians


[i]not to mention if you had a kamodo dragon,once it bites you , you will die from bacterial infection. Next time ask if it bitthem before lol
Have you looked at the most recent research that concludes that they are in fact venomous, and the bacterial infection is secondary? You will get both bacterial and venomous infections/injuries from all sorts of monitor bites; in differing degrees, of course
Are you sure of this?...Supporting documentation?
It was kind of funny listening to him go on about it, he insisted that just because they are illegal to get, doesn't mean that people can't get them
While the speaker may have been clueless...this statement is true. Do you believe every captive animal is of sterling origin? Do a little research on the history (and legality) of Bearded Dragons in captivity. You may also want to check out the origin/legality of Brazilian dart frogs in the hobby.[/i]


???? what are you saying???? Everything seems very all over the place. Are you are asking me to provide documentation about what I said about Komodos having Bacteria that is deadly?
Let me cite all the countless Discovery, National Geographic, Crocodile Hunter TV shows/Docs, Magazines, web articles, that I have seen/read/heard of since growing up. Yes Komodos do carry crazy amounts of bacteria in the saliva. I do not care whic comes first and I doubt many do. I do dont plan on being bitten by one.
When the bacteria enters the bloodstream, it will slowly kill you. That is how they take down wild ox. They bite them and then just track them based on sent and wait until they die. I am not on here to debate if the venom comes first or bacteria. Seems like its a pointless thing to even talk about. We are talking abou a employee from Petco or Petsmart, we are not doing a research paper. Jut casual light talk.


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fieldnstream
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2012 04:44 · Edited by: fieldnstream


???? what are you saying???? Everything seems very all over the place. Are you are asking me to provide documentation about what I said about Komodos having Bacteria that is deadly?
Let me cite all the countless Discovery, National Geographic, Crocodile Hunter TV shows/Docs, Magazines, web articles, that I have seen/read/heard of since growing up. Yes Komodos do carry crazy amounts of bacteria in the saliva. I do not care whic comes first and I doubt many do. I do dont plan on being bitten by one.
When the bacteria enters the bloodstream, it will slowly kill you. That is how they take down wild ox. They bite them and then just track them based on sent and wait until they die. I am not on here to debate if the venom comes first or bacteria. Seems like its a pointless thing to even talk about. We are talking abou a employee from Petco or Petsmart, we are not doing a research paper. Jut casual light talk.

Sorry for the late reply, I rarely check this board. I was asking if you had a link to a journal article that supports the statement, not trying to be hostile. Honestly I don't keep up with the reptile side of herp literature, I thought you may have some interesting reading for me. Promise I wasn't trying to be a jerk. Here's an abstract you may find interesting (couldn't find the whole article for free): http://www.pnas.org/content/106/22/8969.short
And a direct quote "We reject the popular notion regarding toxic bacteria utilization."
The other two quotes from my initial post were the result of frustration at the tone of this thread...just because other people do not have the same interests, does not make them morons. I'm sure plenty of herp people would be lost in a discussion of thermal dynamics, 19th century Russian philosophers, Shang-dynatsy bronze-working techniques, etc... you get what I'm saying. I was merely pointing out that some posts making fun of others were flawed. I'm all for "casual light talk," but not when it comes at the expense of others, especially when they are being made fun of for possibly correct statements.


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BIG HYDRO
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# Posted: 21 Mar 2012 05:24


Iguanas are venomous... everybody better watch out!


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fr0gcr4zy
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# Posted: 22 Mar 2012 10:46


The other two quotes from my initial post were the result of frustration at the tone of this thread...just because other people do not have the same interests, does not make them morons.

Actually it does. Not knowing something is one thing. Not knowing something and attempting to vocalise it without the intention to learn at heart is another. We see this in some of the people mentioned in the examples.

fieldnstream
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# Posted: 26 Mar 2012 07:08


Actually it does. Not knowing something is one thing. Not knowing something and attempting to vocalise it without the intention to learn at heart is another. We see this in some of the people mentioned in the examples

One cannot be the arbiter of another's mindset or actions...and it is impossible to know for sure if the people mentioned had no intention of learning. With that said, I'm done, pretty sure I'm coming across as an annoying troll, when all I was trying to do is point out that being nice and educating others is a much better plan than making fun of their perceived "stupidity".
Now to make a total hypocrite of myself...I once encountered a man in PetSmart saying that his "Euromaster" died and it was about time to get a new "Euromaster". I realized he was talking about a Uromastyx...when I asked him how it died, he explained that it fell into the pond in its tank.


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