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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 am   

Pet Store Name: Toby Reptiles & Exotics - Pet Safari
Location: Ikano Power Centre, Malaysia - www.thepetsafari.com.my
Recommended: PRO!

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 3.5 - Every species of turtles put in different tank and with good basking area and lighting.
Turtle Supplies: 5
Reptile Area in General: 5
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 5
Pet Supplies in General: 5

Additional Comments:
Finally I find the best reptiles store ever in Malaysia. The person who take care of this stores really kind and extremely helpful. He help me alot to get the stuff I want from the Exo Terra/Hagen suppliers. All the reptiles are kept in good condition and they also can teach how to handle a turtles, snakes, hamster, geckos and etc.

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Pet Store Name: Pets Wonderland
Location: Mid Valley Megamall, Malaysia - www.petswonderland.com.my
Recommended: CON

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 1
Turtle Supplies: 2
Reptile Area in General: 3
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 4
Pet Supplies in General: 5 - For Fish, 3 - For Reptiles

Additional Comments:
Though its a second largest pet store available in Malaysia.. their customer services really bad. The people who works there have minimal experience regards to handle all kind of animal such reptiles. They might be expert only on cats, dogs and fish.
*Kiki & Riri ~ 2 Female RES 5' - I lost Riri
* 2 Yellow Bellied Slider - One left
* 1 Chinese Golden Thread Turtle - Lost
*Yellow ~ Female Malayan Box Turtle
*Macho Kitty ~ 12 years male DSH Cat - RIP Feb 2012
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Post Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:28 pm   

Wow! That first place has a really fun website! I would love to visit a store.
Cap-hits, not Cafits.
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Post Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:18 am   

Exactly Caphits~! :) First time I google the address, makes me crazy to go that store! haha.. after checking all the items, brand that I need, I make a phone call to make sure its available and yes they do have it! They also can post the item ordered by phone call. I've been there twice and shopping like crazy of turtle stuff~! hahaha.. :)
*Kiki & Riri ~ 2 Female RES 5' - I lost Riri
* 2 Yellow Bellied Slider - One left
* 1 Chinese Golden Thread Turtle - Lost
*Yellow ~ Female Malayan Box Turtle
*Macho Kitty ~ 12 years male DSH Cat - RIP Feb 2012
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:13 pm   Re: Pet Store Reviews

TheComputerGremlin wrote:Pet Store Name:
Location:
Recommended:


Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank:
Turtle Supplies:
Reptile Area in General:
Fish Area in General:
Other Animals in General:
Pet Supplies in General:

Additional Comments:


Store Name: Pet North
Location: Brainerd, Minnesota
Recommended: Con

Turtle Tank: 0
Turtle Supplies: 2
Reptile Area in General: 3
Fish Area In General: 3
Other Animals in General: 4
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: It's a nice store when you have a food emergency. They have no aquatic turtles. They do have one tortoise that has been there awhile. They take in cats. Sell salt-water fish,gerbils, crickets, ferrets, and birds.

Store Name: Petsmart
Store Location: St. Cloud Minnesota
Recommended: PRO

Turtle Tank: 3
Turtle Supplies: 4.5
Reptile Area: 4.5
Fish Area: 4.5
Other Animals: 4.5
Pet Supplies: 4

Comments: This is where we got mikey and all his supplies. They have great customer service but don't really know what they're talking about. But they try. A little disappointment with the turtle tank now that I know what they need. They have about 3" of water and a slope to dry land made of pea size gravel.

Store Name: Petco
Store Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Recommended: CON

Turtle Tanks: 0
Turtle Supplies: 2
Reptile Area: 4
Fish Area:
Other Animals:
Pet Supplies:

Comments: I did not look at anything else besides the turtle and reptile area. I was very disappointed and lost interest in the store. They had 10 to 15 turtles ranging in sizes, in a 40g tank filled halfway. The turtles were mangling each other. Definitely won't shop there unless necessary.
Sabrina, mom of
William 5 yrs
Joshua 1 month
Mikey (turtle) 5.5"
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:10 pm   

Store: Petco
Location: SC

Turtle Tank: 3.5 (cramped turtles, but at least legal size)
Turtle Supplies: 4.5 (whole section 4 aquatic turtles but had bad stuff 4 them)
Reptile Area: 4 (saw people taking care of them, whole reptile med section)
Fish Area: 3 (most tanks were empty, need bigger selection)
Other Animals: 3 (didnt have alot, no cat xmas presents)
Pet Supplies: 4 (pretty good)

Comments: Looked around the whole store. It was cramming in the turtle tank but pretty cool layout. Some turtles looked unhealthy.

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Roys Aquarium
SC

Turtle Tanks: 4.5 (great upkeep, cute turtles, some small tanks though)
Turtle Supplies 4 (has all nessecities, but dosent have turtle toys (ex. turtle logs)
Reptile Area: 5 (not much other reptiles, manily snakes, had cute frog :)
Fish Area: 5 (saltwater and fresh water fishs, cool fish)
Other Animals: 4.9 (mostly birds, guinea pigs)
Pet Supplies 4.5 (lots of exotic pet supplies, not much cat and dog supplies)

Comments: They have really good service, I can back up most info with this site and books. Manily exotic animal store. Has cat and dog supplies.
3 RES: Terri, Turtlo, Mr.Turtles- Almost 2
1 Kitten*ish*: Fishstick
2 Cats: Ricky and Frenchy
1 Dog: Dixie
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:59 pm   

Pet Store Name: petco
Location: auburn, MA
Recommended: con

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 3
Turtle Supplies: 2
Reptile Area in General: 2
Fish Area in General: 3
Other Animals in General: 4
Pet Supplies in General: 3

Additional Comments: its a good store if you have a dog. That's about it. I could not even find a good water bowl for my cat there.



Pet Store Name: Petco
Location: Shrewsbury
Recommended: Pro

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 3
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 4
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 4
Pet Supplies in General: 5

Additional Comments: I love this store!
Well behaved woman rarely make history.

my babys
1 RES Coral
1 cat Emma
1 bf Jon
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:18 pm   

Reptile City is a great place to buy reptile supplies and live reptiles! They are inexpensive to buy and ship, their animals are very healthy, and you can call them 24/7 anytime!

Oh, and I LOVE Petco. They have all the supplies I ever need for my Rio Grande Slider Turtle!
David Alvarado
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:43 pm   

Pet Store Name: Pet Emporium
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Recommended: PRO

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 5
Turtle Supplies: 5
Reptile Area in General: 5
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: N/A
Pet Supplies in General: 5

Additional Comments: When we looked lost they came right over and helped us! Really knew their stuff! Would reccomend them to anybody. My turtle had a fungus and they told me it would grow into shell rot but they told me how to test for shell rot (put your fingers on two scutes, right next to each other and put a little pressure on it and if theres any movement between the scutes its shell rot otherwise its not!) and they requested for me to bring my turtle in so they could see him! But i lived 1 1/2 hours away so i couldnt. But were moving to that city this summer! So we already found the pet store were going to! Had a whole section deciated to reptiles, sign and everything. When the cashier had a hard time finding the medicine for the fungus, they brought out the owner and he chose between the three (ended up with RidRot, they told me special instructions for the fungus) After 5 medicines that was the one that was right and his fungus is almost gone :). Best pet store i have ever went to! :)
3 RES: Terri, Turtlo, Mr.Turtles- Almost 2
1 Kitten*ish*: Fishstick
2 Cats: Ricky and Frenchy
1 Dog: Dixie
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:39 am   

Pet Store Name: Elizabethtown pet store
Location:Elizabethtown, kentucky
Recommended:CON

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank:1
Turtle Supplies:1
Reptile Area in General:1
Fish Area in General:1
Other Animals in General:1
Pet Supplies in General:1

Additional Comments: This place is horrible. The staff are very rude and know nothing about any kind of reptile. Unless you have a dog or cat then your out of luck for advice. The fish tanks have alot of dead floating fish. The reptile tanks are never cleaned and the animals are sick and look like they are starving. I have been to alot of pet stores, but this one is the worse.
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Pet Store Name: Feeders supply
Location: Elizabethtown, kentucky
Recommended:PRO

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: they dont actually have turtles, so I guess 0
Turtle Supplies: 3
Reptile Area in General: 5
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 5
Pet Supplies in General: 5

Additional Comments:This place is great. The staff are very nice and helpful. They have alot of supplies, and can order anything you need. The fish and reptile tanks are spotless, as well as all the other animals cages. All of the animals look very happy. The only bad thing about this store is the building itself is kinda small, so they dont have alot of animals besides fish. But they have a good supplier of reptiles they can order from.
2 RES-Josie and Wilma
2 Midland Painted turtle - Spike and Penelope
2 Eastern Box turtle- Buttercup and Betty
1 Tiger oscar
1 Albino oscar
2 Jack dempsys
1 Red Devil
1 green severnum
1 Red spotgold severnum
2 Festivums
1 Jaguar cichlid
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:04 am   

Pet Store Name: PetSmart
Location: Richmond, California
Recommended: PRO

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 3
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 4
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 5
Pet Supplies in General: 5

Additional Comments: Has a great staff. Has pretty healthy looking fish, never saw a dead fish there. They have a RES there alone but there wasn't a place for her to really swim, just to get in a bit of water but she looked pretty healthy. Got some healthy looking lizards, snakes and a Russian tortoise! They got a vet place there too and the dogs that go there usually get some kind of treat.
1 Mississippi Map Turtle 3.25'' (Landslide)
1 Ouachita Map Turtle 4.0'' (Hurricane)
The rest of the turtles have been adopted to good homes. :)
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Post Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:37 pm   

Pet Store Name: Petco on hillcrest Dr
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Recommended: con

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: non
Turtle Supplies: 2
Reptile Area in General: 3
Fish Area in General: 3
Other Animals in General: 3
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: Bad feeders. I bought 3 rosy red minnow all died before my turtle can hunt them. I put them in when the water is about 65 (they are known to survive 36-86 and wait till the water heated up before i put my turtle back in. DUring this time all of them died. My water is fine i tested them. btw the car ride back was only 15 minutes and they were handled well
1 RES
1 convict
2 black neon tetra
3 Minnow
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:23 pm   

Pet store name: PetCo
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Recommendation: Awesome store!

Turtle tank: solid 4
Turtle supplies: 4.7
Reptile area: 4.5
Fish area: 5
Other animals: 5
Pet supplies: 5

Awesome store only one i go to for all my pet needs.
They have great sales including a incredible sale that's coming up $1 per gallon tank so Im planning on buying a 40 gallon for 40 dollars!!
There turtle setup was pretty good could of been better cause they had allot of turtles in a what looked like 70 gallon (around 10 turtles 4+ inches)
but they all look healthy and happy.
Rest of the store is great all animals housed properly and a good amount of pet supplies. Workers are very helpful and friendly.
Ranger- 3 year old red ear slider
Mo- 2 year old pet goat
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:12 am   

Pet Store Name: That Fish Place That Pet Place
Location:Centerville, PA
Recommended:yes

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank:5
Turtle Supplies:5
Reptile Area in General:5
Fish Area in General:5
Other Animals in General:5
Pet Supplies in General:5

Additional Comments: this is the largest pet store in the world. employees for the most part helpful and the have almost every product that ive ever head of. it is byfar my favorite pet store
65 Gallon
-1 RES (Myrtle)
-1 Pleco (unnamed)
-1 four lined pimelodus catfish (unnamed)
-1 shubunkin (unnamed)
29 Gallon Planted Tank
-3 cory cats
-# guppies!
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:48 pm   Re: Pet Store Reviews

Pet Store Name: Reptile Kingdom (not to be confused with the one in New Jersey)
Location: Eugene, OR
Recommended: YES!

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 5
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 5
Fish Area in General: n/a
Other Animals in General: 5
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: I always go here for supplies. It's a small store, so the brand selection is somewhat limited (ex. no Rep-Cal supplements for my beardie) and the girl who works the counter can be a little surly sometimes, but the enclosures are roomy, clean, and well-lit, and the owner, Dave, is always eager to help new herp enthusiasts. He loves his animals dearly and does his best to make sure they get sent home with responsible parents.

Pet Store Name: MB Reptiles
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Recommended: NO (unless it's an emergency)

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: n/a
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 3-4
Fish Area in General: n/a
Other Animals in General: 3
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: I'm all for supporting independent businesses, but when I'm in GP I usually prefer to get my reptile stuff at the local Petco (which happens to have an avid herp enthusiast on staff). The guy who runs the store (Matt Bruner) tries to stock way too many different animals, with the result that none of them get taken care of very well. Although the supply selection is actually pretty decent, the store is rather dingy, with lots of loose feeder insects running around. Also, it's clear that the owners view the animals as just another product to keep them in the black. The last time I was there I saw them selling baby beardies as part of a discount package - "SALE! Tank, feeder pellets, grapevine, and beardie for $150". But wait! Call in the next ten minutes and we'll double your order! Ugh. On their website (now defunct), they caution that they cannot guarantee the reptiles they ship through the mail will reach their destination alive. One more nail in the coffin: my bearded dragon, whom we adopted from a family that couldn't keep him, was bred at this place, and he's missing all but one toe on his right hind foot. For those of you who don't already know, that means he and his siblings were severely overcrowded and/or underfed.

Thankfully, I'm not the only one who's noticed what a horrible job this guy does: http://local.yahoo.com/info-42325630-mb ... rants-pass
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:33 am   Re: Pet Store Reviews

Pet Store Name: Petco
Location: Salem, NH
Recommended: NO!!!

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 1
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 4
Fish Area in General: 0
Other Animals in General: 3
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: The Fish area is in deplorable condition, the employees are worthless and rude, if you can find one that isn't running from customers. i honestly dont know how this store stays open.

Pet Store Name: Petsmart
Location: Salem, NH
Recommended: Yes

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: N/A they didnt have any.
Turtle Supplies: 3
Reptile Area in General: 4
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 3
Pet Supplies in General: 4

Additional Comments: Helpfull associates. not as good of a selection as petco, but the live animals dont look sick.

Pet Store Name: Petco
Location: North Andover, MA
Recommended: Yes

Rating (1-5)
Turtle Tank: 1 they keep the RES in about 2 inches of water.
Turtle Supplies: 4
Reptile Area in General: 5
Fish Area in General: 5
Other Animals in General: 3
Pet Supplies in General: 3

Additional Comments: Small clean store
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