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Petco Animal Supplies / selling live rats for snake consumption

2 United States

I work at a Petco in PA. I understand that many reptiles have particular dietary needs, and need live crickets, mealworms, etc. But I absolutely DO NOT understand why live rats and mice should be sold as food for snakes. I dated a herpatologist many years ago and he always bought frozen, thawed animals for his snakes. Even his larger snakes got whole chickens - feathers and all - that were frozen and thawed, because it was safer for the animals. I recommend this article for amateur snake owners...

I hope Petco changes its policy regarding this issue. And as a former rat owner it breaks my heart that they suffer a frightening, tortuous death.

Thank you

Oct 25, 2018

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