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I was shocked to see a Melbourne pet shop selling 'Mop' budgies. It's really sad to think someone could buy these little budgies only to drop dead within a short time, and for $80 each, I'm lost for words. This pet shop also had a glass fish tank full of 'hand tame baby' budgies and cockatiels for sale. All birds had their wings clipped and half the budgies weren't babies at all.

On a positive note, the shop is very clean, the cages are spotless and most of the animals look well cared for.

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Wonder if pet shop didn't know the outcome of these little f.d'.s

 

They may have been duped by a greedy breeder trying to make quick dollars. OR maybe they should be reported to r.s.p.c.a eg if they knew, to stop this practise. Disgusting :angry:

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Name and shame so we can inform them........then we will know if they are aware or not.

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Name and shame so we can inform them........then we will know if they are aware or not.

I'm kicking myself I didn't say anything when I was there yesterday. I have rung them today, the guy I spoke to said he only found out today that they live a short life and die a slow painful death(YEH RIGHT). When I asked him if he was going take them off the shop floor, he replied NO. This guy had a bad attitude and didn't seem to care at all. Now I'm so angry I don't know what to do. I just hope no one buys them.

 

Kaz, are you saying you want me to name this pet shop on the forum?

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I was banned once before over Mops.It is cruel to let them live

& for some one to have them in a Pet Shop & to be selling them They should

be reported & taken to the cleaners.Name & Shame is the least that

could be done.I could say a lot more.But I will leave it at that.

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I think it is shameful.

Going by the price tag the shop is called BestPet but what suburb.

Edited by splat

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Kaz, are you saying you want me to name this pet shop on the forum?

 

 

In this case YES

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I agree. This seems like a case where they shouldn't be getting away with this. It's highly unlikely that this shop is going to inform any buyers that these budgies need special care, and are short lived. An informed buyer wouldn't pay that price. So these Mops are being doomed to go to an unsuspecting person who won't know that they have to go the extra yards, just to give them any decency in their short lives. :(

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The name of the pet shop is:

 

Pet Mart

578 Springvale Road

Springvale South

(03) 9546 1711

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Pet Mart Australia

Here at Pet Mart Australia we believe animals are most important living creatures in world and deserve and happy and heathy life so our aim is to give people the right advice on pet care and helping with there pets needs.

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How about we all send them an email. Telling them how we feel about what they are doing.

I am going to send one. Might not make a difference, but if a lot of us sent an email they might just take notice.

 

staff@petmartaustralia.com

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How about we all send them an email. Telling them how we feel about what they are doing.

I am going to send one. Might not make a difference, but if a lot of us sent an email they might just take notice.

 

staff@petmartaustralia.com

 

 

I sent them one last night :)

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I have also sent an email.

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Sent mine today.......

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Me also, can anyone post if they get a reaction? one way or the other. :unsure:

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it should be reported to the RSPCA , I talked to my sister about it, she works at the local RSPCA and she advised that you do. i could find out who to contact if you wanted

 

 

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Sure Robyn but they havent replied to me :D :D :D

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I would like to think, that some one told them or reported them,

for having those birds for sale &the person who took them to the

shop.I would like to think they were not a Member of the BCV.

If they are they need a big rap over the knuckles.

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I would like to think, that some one told them or reported them,

for having those birds for sale &the person who took them to the

shop.I would like to think they were not a Member of the BCV.

If they are they need a big rap over the knuckles.

 

 

Well said Macka :D

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I wondered if rspca could help if they are living in good condition. Something to be thankful for I suppose. :unsure:

 

Consumer affairs, maybe as his sign on birds is "false advertising" to say the least. If they happened to be rung may give a clue to ???? breeder.:angry:

Edited by **KAZ**

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maybe the word consumer affairs will help

 

rspc cant do much as place is spotless

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Thank youfor everyone in regards to the “mop budgies”. Unfortunately these two budgieswere given at our Pet Mart Australia store, by a Budgie Breeder as it is wellknown that our budgies are only from local clubs. We have never seen a “MopBudgie” before and given no information on them. Theyhave been removed from the store andtaken to live out their days in a happy and safe environment. and a big thank you "Rachelm" giving as a call and giving us the information about them and your understanding in the matter.

 

 

 

Thank you,

 

Management

 

 

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Thank youfor everyone in regards to the “mop budgies”. Unfortunately these two budgieswere given at our Pet Mart Australia store, by a Budgie Breeder as it is wellknown that our budgies are only from local clubs. We have never seen a “MopBudgie” before and given no information on them. Theyhave been removed from the store andtaken to live out their days in a happy and safe environment. and a big thank you "Rachelm" giving as a call and giving us the information about them and your understanding in the matter.

 

 

 

Thank you,

 

Management

 

 

Pet mart,

 

I find it commendable that you have taken this information on hand and made the right decisions here, and in the process you too have learnt something about these unfortunate budgies and will know for the future if any come into your shop :)

Edited by **KAZ**

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Well done Pet Mart and well said KAZ.. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Rachelm..

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