Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Someone Save Me

This is why I hate going into pet stores but my curiosity always keeps me going back for more. In this particular pet store called “Super Pets” located in Temple City, CA there were several birds… 1 large Cockatoo (Nothing seems to bother them!), several finches, parakeets, some cockatiels & last but not least this sad looking African Grey who looked just like Mooky. It saddened me because all I could do was picture Mooky in this Plexiglas box with nothing to do or no one to consider his flock.

You have to wonder who thought of keeping puppies, kittens, snakes & large birds etc. in plexiglas boxes and not to mention in pet shops period.

8 comments:

LisaBinDaCity said...

I agree with you, it's very sad :-(

glorious said...

I agree completely. Poor guy. I hope he finds a happy home like your Mooky did.

Mary said...

I no longer can go into pet stores for exactly this reason. Intellectually, I know I can't save them because if I buy one, the store benefitted economically and will replace this 1 bird with 2 more, but emotionally it's so hard to leave them there. Especially when it's a grey!

I have left pet stores in tears over the deplorable conditions of the animals in the past. So now, for my own emotional well-being, I just can't go in them.

william wray said...
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william wray said...

Now I'm not going in anymore. I had nighmares after that. Mookie is a runt so I usually don't "relate" him to other greys, but this guy hit home. I can see how people become pet collectors.

Madwag said...

I agree... very sad :o(

I think that the pet shops here in the UK are a little different than the ones that I knew in America... at least the ones I have been to. I have never ever seen puppies or kittens in pet shops here... just birds and rodents alike. The birds I have see have always been happy and interactive. People here in the UK sometimes take better care of their pets than their own family...lol. I'm sure I will find a pet shop someday that will change my mind.

K_tigress said...

We had a Super pets here but I guess they went out of business.
Most of the pet stores are pretty shady around here. It might have something to do with the lax animal abuse laws around here. Only recently they updated them because of some dog named Ajay. His previous owner thought it would have been a money saving idea to cut the German shepherd's ears off to making him more ferocious looking. Instead it caused the poor dog agony n pain. Cause of that we finally got the update on out law. Still not enough yet. We have a long way to go yet. The original law was made in the 18 hundreds.
:p

Gazard said...

Too sad for the parrot, even in pet shop they should be giving more space for the pets.