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View Poll Results: petsmart vs petco
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:37 PM
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the large parrot thing was forced on petco...the peta people had been pressuring for many many years and since large parrots were not a huge source of income they finally decided to just do away with them to shut peta up.


at least that was my perception of the whole thing...
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:03 PM
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Neither. I used to shop at Global Pets.

Some times Petsmart for a toy or something.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:33 PM
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I get horse feed, bedding, dewormer, and Jack's food from TSC.

I get Sally's food, the cats' food, and some treats and toys at Pet Supplies Plus.

I get other treats and toys from Petsmart, and bought my recently acquired betta's tank, heater, and gravel from there.

We got our betta and his food at a local pet and hobby place--their bettas looked the cleanest and healthiest by far.

We occasionally buy toys are Big R's.

I go to another feed store for my horse's joint supplements.

We occasionally go to Petco for some socialization and to buy whatever looks good there.
We get kitty litter where ever it's cheapest....
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:50 PM
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I buy food and most other things at PetSense and Tractor Supply because they are the closest options. I occasionally got to PetCo but it's about 45 minutes away and even less often go to PetSmart. PetSmart is an hour away and I usually only go there about once a year when bird fair time comes around lol.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:57 PM
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Neither. We go to Pet Supplies Plus because they carry all the better food brands, and they have a pretty large toy selection as well. (Plus I just noticed today they sell Fido Fleece sweaters, so now I don't have to order online and hope it fits!). And they sell the better bully sticks. They're a bit more expensive than Petco or Petsmart but I figure it's worth it.

I'll go to Petco if I'm looking for treats because they still have some pretty good brands and they're not as expensive... very very rarely do I go to Petsmart.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:00 PM
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Id love to support the small businesses, but the one I used to live by was WAY over priced. No thanks. For me, its Petsmart.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:04 PM
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We don't have a Petco here. Whenever I'm somewhere that has one I'm like OMMMMG PETCO THAT'S WHERE THE PETS GO LET'S GO THERE.
I buy toys at PetSmart but most food and treats and stuff, for the majority, are bought at locally owned pet supply stores.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:04 PM
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the large parrot thing was forced on petco...the peta people had been pressuring for many many years and since large parrots were not a huge source of income they finally decided to just do away with them to shut peta up.


at least that was my perception of the whole thing...
Yep, pretty much.


Here's an article. Petco Ends Sale of Large Birds - Full Story
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:24 PM
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I went to PetCo when I'd moved near one about two years ago. They had maggots in the 'treat bar.'


Went to a different one 6mo later (they had the superwide collars I like for Capone) and I just had to check.... lo and behold, maggots again.

I don't think I could ever go to PetCo again.



I like the local feed supply downtown, but for the treat log thing Capone adores, we go to PetSmart. I like Millie and Bo's, a local boutique owned by my vet's office, but we only go in for a treat or two once in a blue moon. Anything other than the treats made there is geared toward smaller dogs.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:16 AM
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I completely read this wrong... oops. If I had to pick between the two, I'd choose Petco.

Buuut... I shop at a local doggy bakery for our dog food.
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