But, by buying him you just "rewarded" the store for keeping/neglecting an animal they had no business offering for sale. They'll make a profit and buy another to neglect. To truly rescue you should only offer to take the poor thing for free before it dies. First, get someone engaged in conversation about what care this animal requires. Be nice, be respectful, offer "neutral" sources of cham care they can verify and read for themselves. Help them with a better setup. If they listen and try to improve his condition, reward them by being a customer. If they blow you off walk away...boycott them and TELL them why. Report the poor conditions to your city animal control or Better Business Bureau (and send a copy of your report to the store). There are some pretty telling statistics out there about the percentage of pet shop animals sales: I think the majority are sold because of customer pity.There is so much wrong with this picture i couldnt even know where to start. I wish i had the funds to buy him and put him in an awesome home!!
Amen, sister. Its the parents responsiblity to say"NO". You cant always give in to the kids wants and whims. One of the big problems in todays society.Don't blame the kids for wanting one...kids want everything they see...blame the parents for ignorantly buying one for their child.
Go in with a Sharpie and change the sign: "We kill Johnny Depp Chameleons". Stupid parents buy anything their kids want.There is a petstore about 15 minutes from me and they have about 20 Sengal chameleons in a 10 gallon tank with no drip system and no UV light. It is horrible, you can see how stressed out they are and to top it off they have a sign on the door saying "We sell Johnny Depp Chameleons".