So I live in a small town called Elkhart and my local PetSmart recently added a veiled chameleon to their stock and I looked in there and honestly it was horrifying what I saw. There were crickets far too big for it the little guy looked about a couple weeks old still at fruit fly stage. What’s worse other than the obvious wrong lighting, fake plants, and lack of even the cheap temperature measuring devices, is they had a water bowl which obviously every store has one right but that’s fine since most add them to avoid legal actions with people that don’t know how these guys drink as long as they have drippers it’s fine right and get regular mistings. Well they didn’t have drippers. Luckily the Cham was housed alone in the sad excuse of a cage. I go to my local petco that’s a town over for my crested geckos food and they have veiled as well but they give them regular mistings and although they do have water bowls they also provide a dripper and slightly better food items that an employee says she brings from her own reptiles bugs. So although they aren’t in great conditions they are doing better and it’s nice to see an employee cares. Then I go to a PetSmart slightly farther where I shopped for a surprisingly hard to find dog. The guy there not only took the time to house them all separately at the expense of space for the more hardy reptiles not that they had many but he also provided his own small drippers for them and brings his own pressurized misting bottle as well as his own temp gun and probe. That’s some real dedication to the animals. Of course that doesn’t change where they come from but I think it’s nice some store employees care. It’s sad that my local store cares very little about them or just isn’t educated by the company on the care of the animals. I know it’s hard to get all the information and most people that work at pet stores are animals lovers but still if you’re gonna be placed in charge of live animal care or apply for that position you should be taught the needs of all the animals. Sorry I had to get that little rant out of my system.