Carol's Critters

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850-574-6199

2401 W Pensacola St

Tallahassee, FL

32304

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Mon. - Sat. 10am - 7pm;Sun. 12am - 5pm

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Today I visited Carol's for the first time and decided to buy two pet rats from them. The staff was nice enough at first... but then I requested to see some younger rats from the back. The girl working with me (who I found out later was new) got the approval from another supervisor (also female) to take me into the back where they are basically breeding feeder rats/"pretty" feeder rats to sell as pets. I fell in love with two young rats, despite the fact that the living conditions weren't the best (they were on cedar bedding with males and females mixed in). It was very stupid of me but I got caught up in the moment and decided to buy them (also feeling like I might be saving them-- not the best decision). As soon as I got them home in their new cage I noticed both of them were sniffling and wheezing uncontrollably. They also scratched more and smelled worse than other rats I've been around.

I called the store and spoke to their manager (male) who told me that those rats ARE feeder rat that HAVE NOT had any antibiotics. They don't give antibiotics to rats until they decided to put them up front (at which point theyre usually too old to sell) and gave me two options: A) return them for a refund or B) buy the antibiotics from the store myself and treat them. He would not give me the antibiotics for free to treat the sick rats he sold me.

I'm very disgusted with this store, because I really thought that going to an independently owned pet store might have better animal living conditions. Not only are all their rats sick with respiratory infections, but the living conditions of the feeder rats and mice were sickening. Why would anyone want to feed their snake a diseased and infected mouse? And any of those illnesses can spread easily to other animals. Overall I'm very disappointed that they didn't tell me the truth about the rats they were selling me and the living conditions of those animals behind closed doors. I really want to file a health code violation against this place. Don't give them your business-- the people at Petco are just as knowledgeable if not more. PLUS THEY BUY FROM PUPPY MILLS.

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★☆☆☆☆

Today I visited Carol's for the first time and decided to buy two pet rats from them. The staff was nice enough at first... but then I requested to see some younger rats from the back. The girl working with me (who I found out later was new) got the approval from another supervisor (also female) to take me into the back where they are basically breeding feeder rats/"pretty" feeder rats to sell as pets. I fell in love with two young rats, despite the fact that the living conditions weren't the best (they were on cedar bedding with males and females mixed in). It was very stupid of me but I got caught up in the moment and decided to buy them (also feeling like I might be saving them-- not the best decision). As soon as I got them home in their new cage I noticed both of them were sniffling and wheezing uncontrollably. They also scratched more and smelled worse than other rats I've been around.

I called the store and spoke to their manager (male) who told me that those rats ARE feeder rat that HAVE NOT had any antibiotics. They don't give antibiotics to rats until they decided to put them up front (at which point theyre usually too old to sell) and gave me two options: A) return them for a refund or B) buy the antibiotics from the store myself and treat them. He would not give me the antibiotics for free to treat the sick rats he sold me.

I'm very disgusted with this store, because I really thought that going to an independently owned pet store might have better animal living conditions. Not only are all their rats sick with respiratory infections, but the living conditions of the feeder rats and mice were sickening. Why would anyone want to feed their snake a diseased and infected mouse? And any of those illnesses can spread easily to other animals. Overall I'm very disappointed that they didn't tell me the truth about the rats they were selling me and the living conditions of those animals behind closed doors. I really want to file a health code violation against this place. Don't give them your business-- the people at Petco are just as knowledgeable if not more. PLUS THEY BUY FROM PUPPY MILLS.

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I visit carols on a regular basis and am very impressed at the selection of animals. They have friendly staff and animals.
A couple of years ago my friend took me there for the first time and all the animals were healthy and friendly. They had a rabbit and a skunk running around playing with each other and a wide selection of fish including shark eggs and sting rays. I also was highly impressed with there reptiles they had several different species of snakes including green tree pythons red tail boas and king and milksnakes. There lizards were so tame they had a black throat moniter that would follow you around the store and rub its head against your leg I highly reccomend this pet store

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I visit carols on a regular basis and am very impressed at the selection of animals. They have friendly staff and animals.
A couple of years ago my friend took me there for the first time and all the animals were healthy and friendly. They had a rabbit and a skunk running around playing with each other and a wide selection of fish including shark eggs and sting rays. I also was highly impressed with there reptiles they had several different species of snakes including green tree pythons red tail boas and king and milksnakes. There lizards were so tame they had a black throat moniter that would follow you around the store and rub its head against your leg I highly reccomend this pet store

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I went to Carol's yesterday to look at the reptiles along with browsing their selection of other animals and I was hugely impressed! THe store is small, BUT the animals were all so friendly and healthy in appearance. Carol was upfront with what snakes would be friendly and what ones are not so friendly. I held several pythons and my favorite an albino red tail boa. IT was wonderful. I will be returning to purchase several snakes and hopefully she will have other exotic pets in, I would love a chichilla or skunk and I really want the pomeranian pup she has currently. The prices are a little higher but the quality of the animal is better, you know you are getting a friendly and healthy animal. She is also one of the only pet stores left in town that actually carry animals and has the best variety.

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★★★★★

I went to Carol's yesterday to look at the reptiles along with browsing their selection of other animals and I was hugely impressed! THe store is small, BUT the animals were all so friendly and healthy in appearance. Carol was upfront with what snakes would be friendly and what ones are not so friendly. I held several pythons and my favorite an albino red tail boa. IT was wonderful. I will be returning to purchase several snakes and hopefully she will have other exotic pets in, I would love a chichilla or skunk and I really want the pomeranian pup she has currently. The prices are a little higher but the quality of the animal is better, you know you are getting a friendly and healthy animal. She is also one of the only pet stores left in town that actually carry animals and has the best variety.

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I have been there twice, and the staff is really helpful with all of your questions. They have the BEST selection of pets to choose from. Dogs, cats, rats, ferrets, rabbits, sugargliders, skunks, and many more. It's obvious that the people working there spend a majority of their time with the animals, because they are all really friendly. Also, if you look around the whole store you can find a variety of things to purchase for your pets; anything from clothes to food to beds. I would highly recommend this pet store to anyone who loves great service and great selection. This is by far my FAVORITE pet store ever!

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★★★★★

I have been there twice, and the staff is really helpful with all of your questions. They have the BEST selection of pets to choose from. Dogs, cats, rats, ferrets, rabbits, sugargliders, skunks, and many more. It's obvious that the people working there spend a majority of their time with the animals, because they are all really friendly. Also, if you look around the whole store you can find a variety of things to purchase for your pets; anything from clothes to food to beds. I would highly recommend this pet store to anyone who loves great service and great selection. This is by far my FAVORITE pet store ever!

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I frequent Carol's Critters for all my pet needs. I have Sugar Gliders, snakes, fish, doves, hamsters and rats. I've never been disappointed by the quality and quantity of items and animals that I'm looking for, and if she doesn't have what I want, Carol or her staff will readily order it for me. Though the setting is very small and somewhat crowded, the atmosphere is times better than the arrogant Petsmart and even more arrogant, customer-ignoring Petco.

5
★★★★★

I frequent Carol's Critters for all my pet needs. I have Sugar Gliders, snakes, fish, doves, hamsters and rats. I've never been disappointed by the quality and quantity of items and animals that I'm looking for, and if she doesn't have what I want, Carol or her staff will readily order it for me. Though the setting is very small and somewhat crowded, the atmosphere is times better than the arrogant Petsmart and even more arrogant, customer-ignoring Petco.

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I do not like going to Carols and don't recommend it for anyone going for reptiles or reptile supplies. Carols has their reptiles priced for about 50% more than you would pay for them at other places. She knows that she can place her prices as high as she wants because she is one of the only pet stores in town that has a selection of reptiles. Carols also lacks in staff in the reptile department. I was in there once and asked a few questions about one of the snakes and out of the four people working there no body had a clue even the simplest thing like the sex of the snake. They told me I would have to come in at a certain time when a certain person was there because they were the only one who knew anything about the reptiles. If you don't mind driving a little ways out of town, I would suggest checking out Sideline Hobbies. They have awesome prices, the animals are very well taken care of, and they provide excellent service. This is were I get all of my reptiles and reptile needs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not like going to Carols and don't recommend it for anyone going for reptiles or reptile supplies. Carols has their reptiles priced for about 50% more than you would pay for them at other places. She knows that she can place her prices as high as she wants because she is one of the only pet stores in town that has a selection of reptiles. Carols also lacks in staff in the reptile department. I was in there once and asked a few questions about one of the snakes and out of the four people working there no body had a clue even the simplest thing like the sex of the snake. They told me I would have to come in at a certain time when a certain person was there because they were the only one who knew anything about the reptiles. If you don't mind driving a little ways out of town, I would suggest checking out Sideline Hobbies. They have awesome prices, the animals are very well taken care of, and they provide excellent service. This is were I get all of my reptiles and reptile needs.

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I think Carol's critters is a much better pet shop than say Petland. She lets her animals out to play in large areas rather than in a "BOX" like petland. And Carol's is reasonably priced and she also LOVES animals unlike other pet stores which treat animals like they are a piece of merchandise instead of a companion. I personally bought a Siberean Husky from Carol and He is the MOST beautiful Husky I have ever seen and I only paid $350 and he was healthy. I also purchased a Siberean Husky from a breeder. The puppy was not quite as healthy and I paid $100 more, nor is she quite as pretty as what Carol's dogs are. The only negative thing I can say Is that She could use a bit bigger of shop that has a little more of a better appeareance.

PROS: Great prices and well taken care of animals
CONS: needs a bigger shop

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★★★★★

I think Carol's critters is a much better pet shop than say Petland. She lets her animals out to play in large areas rather than in a "BOX" like petland. And Carol's is reasonably priced and she also LOVES animals unlike other pet stores which treat animals like they are a piece of merchandise instead of a companion. I personally bought a Siberean Husky from Carol and He is the MOST beautiful Husky I have ever seen and I only paid $350 and he was healthy. I also purchased a Siberean Husky from a breeder. The puppy was not quite as healthy and I paid $100 more, nor is she quite as pretty as what Carol's dogs are. The only negative thing I can say Is that She could use a bit bigger of shop that has a little more of a better appeareance.

PROS: Great prices and well taken care of animals
CONS: needs a bigger shop

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I visited Carol's Critters yesterday 10/15. I was looking at puppies and did not check out the other animals in the store. I found the puppies were very reasonably priced and seem to be in much better spirts than those at Petland, the other petstore in town. The puppies in Carol's shop seemed very social and well cared for.

PROS: Store is very clean, Staff is friendly, Puppies seem very socialized.
CONS: Small Selection

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★★★★☆

I visited Carol's Critters yesterday 10/15. I was looking at puppies and did not check out the other animals in the store. I found the puppies were very reasonably priced and seem to be in much better spirts than those at Petland, the other petstore in town. The puppies in Carol's shop seemed very social and well cared for.

PROS: Store is very clean, Staff is friendly, Puppies seem very socialized.
CONS: Small Selection

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Carols Critters is a little pet shop located across from Vinyl Fever and next to Velvet Vintage. The store is full of bad practices for pet stores, from the fish tanks full of dead and decaying fish to the routine overbreeding of the small mamals they have on site. They do not have separate nets for sick fish tanks and healthy ones (although I doubt any of them were healthy). The store stinks of animal feces and is poorly organized. Unfortunately they are the only pet store that carries small mamal exotics like chinchillas and sugar gliders. I could tell that these animals were stressed and not in 100% health. One of the chinchillas was nothing but bones with its fur coming out and it was shaking as if it were clinging to life. I would not recommend purchasing any live animals from Carol's Critters as they are likely to be carrying infections or so stressed that they will not fair well in the transition.

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Carols Critters is a little pet shop located across from Vinyl Fever and next to Velvet Vintage. The store is full of bad practices for pet stores, from the fish tanks full of dead and decaying fish to the routine overbreeding of the small mamals they have on site. They do not have separate nets for sick fish tanks and healthy ones (although I doubt any of them were healthy). The store stinks of animal feces and is poorly organized. Unfortunately they are the only pet store that carries small mamal exotics like chinchillas and sugar gliders. I could tell that these animals were stressed and not in 100% health. One of the chinchillas was nothing but bones with its fur coming out and it was shaking as if it were clinging to life. I would not recommend purchasing any live animals from Carol's Critters as they are likely to be carrying infections or so stressed that they will not fair well in the transition.

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