Critter Corner Pet Shop

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765-452-4500

1796 E Vaile Ave

Kokomo, IN

46901

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This is a fantastic store! Locally owned and operated. Pat really has a passion for animals and takes excellent care of them!

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This is a fantastic store! Locally owned and operated. Pat really has a passion for animals and takes excellent care of them!

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This place is ridiculous. The animals are all sick and kept in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. The employees are sub par and sadistic- and I'm being generous! I remember going in there as a child to find a guinea pig. That was the last time I went there. Why? Because I have a fear of snakes. Yes it's a pet store. Yes, I knew there would be some. However, after my mother asked where the snakes were, telling them that we needed to avoid them for my sake, they proceeded to chase me (8 years old at the time) around the store with a snake, laughing, until I had a panic attack. Why these people have been able to stay in business these years is beyond me. I tell anyone who asks- don't go to Critter Corner!

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This place is ridiculous. The animals are all sick and kept in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. The employees are sub par and sadistic- and I'm being generous! I remember going in there as a child to find a guinea pig. That was the last time I went there. Why? Because I have a fear of snakes. Yes it's a pet store. Yes, I knew there would be some. However, after my mother asked where the snakes were, telling them that we needed to avoid them for my sake, they proceeded to chase me (8 years old at the time) around the store with a snake, laughing, until I had a panic attack. Why these people have been able to stay in business these years is beyond me. I tell anyone who asks- don't go to Critter Corner!

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I used to love going into critter corner as a kid. But a year ago I went in there and in one visit found FOUR dead lizards in different cages. I told the manager about them and he said one of them he knew had been dead they just hadn't got around to taking it out and it died the week before. The others no one had any idea they were dead. This wasn't the first time I have found dead animals in there either. There was a dead tarantula, guinea pig, and a couple mice. All on different visits. Plus I think he charges WAY too much for his animals. Half of his pups are muts and he's trying to charge $800 for them! You can get a mut just as cute at the humane shelter. The cages to the pups are always unclean. Half of the time the puppies were covered in their own wastes. I stopped going there. I would not recommend anyone else to either.

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I used to love going into critter corner as a kid. But a year ago I went in there and in one visit found FOUR dead lizards in different cages. I told the manager about them and he said one of them he knew had been dead they just hadn't got around to taking it out and it died the week before. The others no one had any idea they were dead. This wasn't the first time I have found dead animals in there either. There was a dead tarantula, guinea pig, and a couple mice. All on different visits. Plus I think he charges WAY too much for his animals. Half of his pups are muts and he's trying to charge $800 for them! You can get a mut just as cute at the humane shelter. The cages to the pups are always unclean. Half of the time the puppies were covered in their own wastes. I stopped going there. I would not recommend anyone else to either.

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On February 9 , 2012 We bought an Albino Burmese Python from Critter Corner. We got him home and realized he had mites. And he infected our Boa with mites, who he said we could put the two together. We noticed he's very aggressive. He was flopping around and acting crazy in the cage wouldn't eat, so , we took him to a reptile specialist and he said he has parasites inside his body, and a respitory infection. And he probably won't make it. This store made over $300 off of us by selling us a sick animal. If anyone knows how to have them investigated they need to have it done. If anyone knows who to contact to have their animals checked they need to have it done. Yes this man has been in business for over 22 years or whatever but because he has signs up saying no refunds. He knows exactly what he is doing. He's protecting himself by posting signs and not guaranteeing his animals. Something needs to be done.

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On February 9 , 2012 We bought an Albino Burmese Python from Critter Corner. We got him home and realized he had mites. And he infected our Boa with mites, who he said we could put the two together. We noticed he's very aggressive. He was flopping around and acting crazy in the cage wouldn't eat, so , we took him to a reptile specialist and he said he has parasites inside his body, and a respitory infection. And he probably won't make it. This store made over $300 off of us by selling us a sick animal. If anyone knows how to have them investigated they need to have it done. If anyone knows who to contact to have their animals checked they need to have it done. Yes this man has been in business for over 22 years or whatever but because he has signs up saying no refunds. He knows exactly what he is doing. He's protecting himself by posting signs and not guaranteeing his animals. Something needs to be done.

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i think critter corner is a great place. i got a ferret that was a year old from there 5 years ago. and he is happy and healthy. the manager was very helpful when i was purchasing accessories for him. and the prices werent all that bad. critter corner is a wonderful place to get an animal. and if yuu want a baby ferret likk i got, then get one there.(:

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★★★☆☆

i think critter corner is a great place. i got a ferret that was a year old from there 5 years ago. and he is happy and healthy. the manager was very helpful when i was purchasing accessories for him. and the prices werent all that bad. critter corner is a wonderful place to get an animal. and if yuu want a baby ferret likk i got, then get one there.(:

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Actually...I worked at Critter Corner, i looooooved going in there as a kid. Working there was a different story. I quickly realized the place i begged my parents to take me to as a child, was a nightmare. The owner is a complete a**hole. The cages are NOT cleaned multiple times a day. They ARE cleaned everynite. There are loose animals in there all the time. One time, after a set of new puppies came in, I noticed the white german shepard was filthy, Iasked the owner, Pat, if i should give it a bath, he said "yea thats actually a pretty good idea" like he had never thought of this before?! The day I no longer wanted to work there was the day I saw the new puppies coming in...They arrived in a filthy van, with blacked out windows, with tiny cages stacked on top of each other lining the walls of the van. They were filthy and most did not look healthy. I also witnessed Pat telling customers to buy things they "needed" for their new pet, that they honestly did not NEED. He would make them believe it was a necessity when it was not. The monkey would sit in one spot in its enclosure and pull its hair out, the monkey was very very ill and sad, he barely got fed. I also never recieved any training on the different animals, how to care for them, and how to answer customers questions. Needless to say, I don't go there anymore. I sure wouldn't buy anything from there either. The animals sit in the cages, they do not get loved, socialized, or cared for medically. And the prices are outrageous, esp. considering they come from puppy mills.

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Actually...I worked at Critter Corner, i looooooved going in there as a kid. Working there was a different story. I quickly realized the place i begged my parents to take me to as a child, was a nightmare. The owner is a complete a**hole. The cages are NOT cleaned multiple times a day. They ARE cleaned everynite. There are loose animals in there all the time. One time, after a set of new puppies came in, I noticed the white german shepard was filthy, Iasked the owner, Pat, if i should give it a bath, he said "yea thats actually a pretty good idea" like he had never thought of this before?! The day I no longer wanted to work there was the day I saw the new puppies coming in...They arrived in a filthy van, with blacked out windows, with tiny cages stacked on top of each other lining the walls of the van. They were filthy and most did not look healthy. I also witnessed Pat telling customers to buy things they "needed" for their new pet, that they honestly did not NEED. He would make them believe it was a necessity when it was not. The monkey would sit in one spot in its enclosure and pull its hair out, the monkey was very very ill and sad, he barely got fed. I also never recieved any training on the different animals, how to care for them, and how to answer customers questions. Needless to say, I don't go there anymore. I sure wouldn't buy anything from there either. The animals sit in the cages, they do not get loved, socialized, or cared for medically. And the prices are outrageous, esp. considering they come from puppy mills.

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wheres the f-ing chinchillas? where the efff did they go? i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mad that there are no more chinchillas in the kokomo indiana critter corner! its a reaalll piece. thank you very much for ruining my life dream of having a chinchilaa................................................... f you!

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wheres the f-ing chinchillas? where the efff did they go? i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mad that there are no more chinchillas in the kokomo indiana critter corner! its a reaalll piece. thank you very much for ruining my life dream of having a chinchilaa................................................... f you!

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I would like to know what happens to your puppies if you don't sell them? I'm really interested in your silky terriors. Could you let me know how much they are. I just feel that almost 800.00 is way to much.

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I would like to know what happens to your puppies if you don't sell them? I'm really interested in your silky terriors. Could you let me know how much they are. I just feel that almost 800.00 is way to much.

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I have been a customer for over 5 years. This store has been in business for 22 years. So this tells me the owner must be doing something right. They have exotic animals. Dogs and kittens. They are taken well care of. There kennels are washed and sanitized several times a day. They have a local vet they see if needed. Talk about fish. Some of the best choices you will see any place. Fresh water and salt water. The owner sets up the salt tanks in front and does a wonderful job. Lizards you will not see any place else. And the help is trained to tell you all you need to know about the lighting and food you need to keep them healthy. Some times I have talked with new people that dont know as much but talk to the others and you will be fine. Especially the older lady that works there. Yes I have gone in there and you can sometimes have an oder. But you have to understand how many animals go to the bathroom at one time. All animals get cleaned . I watch them when I go in. The employees are always busy. So this is a great store to go buy and just take the kids and visit. I was in there one day and a preschool bus pulled up and off came these happy kids. The owner took the kids around the store and explaned to them about the different kind of animals they got to hold all kinds of animals. I watched and I think the snakes were the favorite. Yuck !!!! But they loved it. It was just fun to watch. This is a mom and pop store where all people count who walk in the door. When I go in I know they Know what I need. They say how many crickes you need today. Yep I have a lizard I got from there. And I just love him. So I think its a great store.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer for over 5 years. This store has been in business for 22 years. So this tells me the owner must be doing something right. They have exotic animals. Dogs and kittens. They are taken well care of. There kennels are washed and sanitized several times a day. They have a local vet they see if needed. Talk about fish. Some of the best choices you will see any place. Fresh water and salt water. The owner sets up the salt tanks in front and does a wonderful job. Lizards you will not see any place else. And the help is trained to tell you all you need to know about the lighting and food you need to keep them healthy. Some times I have talked with new people that dont know as much but talk to the others and you will be fine. Especially the older lady that works there. Yes I have gone in there and you can sometimes have an oder. But you have to understand how many animals go to the bathroom at one time. All animals get cleaned . I watch them when I go in. The employees are always busy. So this is a great store to go buy and just take the kids and visit. I was in there one day and a preschool bus pulled up and off came these happy kids. The owner took the kids around the store and explaned to them about the different kind of animals they got to hold all kinds of animals. I watched and I think the snakes were the favorite. Yuck !!!! But they loved it. It was just fun to watch. This is a mom and pop store where all people count who walk in the door. When I go in I know they Know what I need. They say how many crickes you need today. Yep I have a lizard I got from there. And I just love him. So I think its a great store.

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I have went to critter corner only because it is the only pet store in kokomo besides pet supplies plus(which has next to no pets anymore) and petco... petco and critter corner are both way overpriced on most of their merchandise... customer service is alot better at petco than CC.... The owner at CC seems to not really care about taking care of the animals he is selling... every time i go in there it smells horrible(alot worse than any other petstore i have been in and ive been in plenty) and about 25% of the pets(non-fish) all have obvious visable problems(raw skin, bleeding, sick looking, puppies that have ribs and hip bones sticking out). Not saying the problems are the owners fault.... but i think he could be a little more selective as to what he sells his customers.... and maybe clean the pets containers more often? One last comment... why would you put puppies who pee and poop all over in aquariums where there is little air circulation and its obvious they arent being cleaned very often? very very inhumane.... maybe the owner should be put in an aquarium and made to sit in his wastes with next to little air circulation....

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I have went to critter corner only because it is the only pet store in kokomo besides pet supplies plus(which has next to no pets anymore) and petco... petco and critter corner are both way overpriced on most of their merchandise... customer service is alot better at petco than CC.... The owner at CC seems to not really care about taking care of the animals he is selling... every time i go in there it smells horrible(alot worse than any other petstore i have been in and ive been in plenty) and about 25% of the pets(non-fish) all have obvious visable problems(raw skin, bleeding, sick looking, puppies that have ribs and hip bones sticking out). Not saying the problems are the owners fault.... but i think he could be a little more selective as to what he sells his customers.... and maybe clean the pets containers more often? One last comment... why would you put puppies who pee and poop all over in aquariums where there is little air circulation and its obvious they arent being cleaned very often? very very inhumane.... maybe the owner should be put in an aquarium and made to sit in his wastes with next to little air circulation....

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I really enjoy going to this pet store it's the only thing around that you can even call a pet store! I have been shoipping at this pet store for around 20 years. This is the only place if you want something hard to find besides the internet. Also the owner is not one of those people who tries to sell you overprised stuff you don't need.! He will show you how to do it cheaper if thats what you want. My only real complaint is that they really need a bigger store. Theres just too much in such a little place sometimes its even hard to walk through the aisles. But overall a really great pet store!

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★★★★★

I really enjoy going to this pet store it's the only thing around that you can even call a pet store! I have been shoipping at this pet store for around 20 years. This is the only place if you want something hard to find besides the internet. Also the owner is not one of those people who tries to sell you overprised stuff you don't need.! He will show you how to do it cheaper if thats what you want. My only real complaint is that they really need a bigger store. Theres just too much in such a little place sometimes its even hard to walk through the aisles. But overall a really great pet store!

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I love to buy things there I bout a boston terrier (male) he is my every thing he is so sweet i love how they let you get what ever you are going to get and my dad says that they have cute people there (Females).

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I love to buy things there I bout a boston terrier (male) he is my every thing he is so sweet i love how they let you get what ever you are going to get and my dad says that they have cute people there (Females).

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i like the store we are really close to the owner and the store is not dirty its just a small store overwelemed with animals. i have bought my parrot ricky from there and he is the best bird ever. i highly reccommend this store for any type of animal you want.

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i like the store we are really close to the owner and the store is not dirty its just a small store overwelemed with animals. i have bought my parrot ricky from there and he is the best bird ever. i highly reccommend this store for any type of animal you want.

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I think Critter Corner is by far the best pet store ever. They don't just have cats and dogs, but they have a large variety of animals. I go there all the time to just look around, and compared to other pet stores, their exotic animals are very well priced.

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★★★★★

I think Critter Corner is by far the best pet store ever. They don't just have cats and dogs, but they have a large variety of animals. I go there all the time to just look around, and compared to other pet stores, their exotic animals are very well priced.

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i think this is a okay petstore they do have alot of different animals here. some things are alittle high but i guess thats any petstore. um the one bad thing i do not like is the choice of bringing a animal back if it dies or doesnt work out in your family within so many days like other places. i guess the owner will give you very little store credit that doesnt come near what you might of spent there. the place does smell but there are ANIMALS in there!! they have dogs cats iguana spiders snakes drangons birds rats hamster etc. what do you expect it to smell like.? i just got a baby raccoon from there and this is my 4th animal from here so i think the pets are healthy so far that i have seen.

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i think this is a okay petstore they do have alot of different animals here. some things are alittle high but i guess thats any petstore. um the one bad thing i do not like is the choice of bringing a animal back if it dies or doesnt work out in your family within so many days like other places. i guess the owner will give you very little store credit that doesnt come near what you might of spent there. the place does smell but there are ANIMALS in there!! they have dogs cats iguana spiders snakes drangons birds rats hamster etc. what do you expect it to smell like.? i just got a baby raccoon from there and this is my 4th animal from here so i think the pets are healthy so far that i have seen.

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I love Critter Corner. Yes, the place is going to smell a little...animals stink!! Some people like to buy exoctic animals. The place is pretty small though. I think they need to buy a new building that is much bigger. The animals are not dirty. I love going to this place, and just looking around.

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I love Critter Corner. Yes, the place is going to smell a little...animals stink!! Some people like to buy exoctic animals. The place is pretty small though. I think they need to buy a new building that is much bigger. The animals are not dirty. I love going to this place, and just looking around.

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Critter corner should have been shut down a long time .They keep the animal enclosers in terriable conditions. They have puppys in aquariums,selling sick animals, while also breeding mice in substrate that doesnt look like its been changed

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Critter corner should have been shut down a long time .They keep the animal enclosers in terriable conditions. They have puppys in aquariums,selling sick animals, while also breeding mice in substrate that doesnt look like its been changed

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First off I would like to say critter corner is awesome!! Locally owned an operated by the same person for 20 plus years.. So they must be doing something Right or they would have been closed a long time ago, especially in a town like

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I would not recommend this pet store one bit. I was excited to go to a store I had never went to. And was absolutely disgusted several dead fish in one tank eating one another. Over 50 mice in one ten gallon tank several tanks had dead

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If I could give zero stars, believe me I would.\r
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This place is terrible, as you can see from KWilson's review.\r
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I went in there for the first time while visiting my boyfriend's family. Yes there is a wide selection but in no way shape or form should that place be OPEN. \r
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These cages that the animals are held in, look like they have not been cleaned in YEARS. I was appalled to find that the bigger birds, their water had nasty green tints to it... poop built up on the bottom of the cage, AND their perches. Piles of bird poop where the birds sit!\r
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One of the birds, looked so sickly and slow moving it was sad.\r
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The 2 parrots were mean and the sign even said not to touch them.\r
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Not that I would want to anyways, pretty sure in THAT enivornment I would've gotten some kind of disease or something.\r
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I know that's a little much, but that is how I felt when I walked into that filth.\r
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The glass cages holding dogs, and the other animals also weren't clean. The windows were muggy, had fingerprints that looked like somebody picked their nose and wiped it all over the glass. The glass also had a green tint to it. It was nasty. \r
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This place is not safe for animals. It is disgusting. \r
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How could people who come in here NOT complain?\r
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How could the employees sit there in that filth and watch those animals in such poor habitat?\r
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I've never seen anything so awful in my life. \r
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I wish I could see this place closed down, and these animals sent somewhere better for them.

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If I could give zero stars, believe me I would.\r
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This place is terrible, as you can see from KWilson's review.\r
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I went in there for the first time while visiting my boyfriend's family. Yes there is a wide selection but in no way shape or form should that place be OPEN. \r
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These cages that the animals are held in, look like they have not been cleaned in YEARS. I was appalled to find that the bigger birds, their water had nasty green tints to it... poop built up on the bottom of the cage, AND their perches. Piles of bird poop where the birds sit!\r
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One of the birds, looked so sickly and slow moving it was sad.\r
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The 2 parrots were mean and the sign even said not to touch them.\r
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Not that I would want to anyways, pretty sure in THAT enivornment I would've gotten some kind of disease or something.\r
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I know that's a little much, but that is how I felt when I walked into that filth.\r
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The glass cages holding dogs, and the other animals also weren't clean. The windows were muggy, had fingerprints that looked like somebody picked their nose and wiped it all over the glass. The glass also had a green tint to it. It was nasty. \r
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This place is not safe for animals. It is disgusting. \r
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How could people who come in here NOT complain?\r
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How could the employees sit there in that filth and watch those animals in such poor habitat?\r
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I wish I could see this place closed down, and these animals sent somewhere better for them.

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Yes, I will agree that Critter Corner has the largest selection of animals in Kokomo. But they have no compassion for their customers. I recently purchased a chinchilla from Critter Corner. I invested over $300 in this animal and all the accessories. 4 days later it died. I called in on Saturday, but wasn't able to be called back by the owner until Monday. After I finally got a hold of him he said he would offer me 'half off' another chinchilla, that they don't guarantee their animals, and that he hasn't had a chinchilla pass away in 'years'. Not once did I hear a ""Im sorry"". He also had the nerve to pretty much say it was my fault. I followed guidelines to a T. I didn't let it get to cold, or hot, in my home, fed him the right food, and even got purified water so it didn't have to drink tap. Its just not right that more money has to come out of MY pocket because I was sold a sick animal. I don't believe im asking too much for the money that I paid for the pet back, not all of it, just the money for the chinchilla.

Also, this wouldn't be the first time I have dealt with this from them. My Mother in Law purchased a kitten from them about 2 years back. After we got home we noticed it would not eat. We took it to the vet who said that she had ulcers in her mouth and was full of worms. We were given medicine to help and took her home, where she died that night of starvation. So, there you go folks. Welcome to Critter Corner.

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Yes, I will agree that Critter Corner has the largest selection of animals in Kokomo. But they have no compassion for their customers. I recently purchased a chinchilla from Critter Corner. I invested over $300 in this animal and all the accessories. 4 days later it died. I called in on Saturday, but wasn't able to be called back by the owner until Monday. After I finally got a hold of him he said he would offer me 'half off' another chinchilla, that they don't guarantee their animals, and that he hasn't had a chinchilla pass away in 'years'. Not once did I hear a ""Im sorry"". He also had the nerve to pretty much say it was my fault. I followed guidelines to a T. I didn't let it get to cold, or hot, in my home, fed him the right food, and even got purified water so it didn't have to drink tap. Its just not right that more money has to come out of MY pocket because I was sold a sick animal. I don't believe im asking too much for the money that I paid for the pet back, not all of it, just the money for the chinchilla.

Also, this wouldn't be the first time I have dealt with this from them. My Mother in Law purchased a kitten from them about 2 years back. After we got home we noticed it would not eat. We took it to the vet who said that she had ulcers in her mouth and was full of worms. We were given medicine to help and took her home, where she died that night of starvation. So, there you go folks. Welcome to Critter Corner.

Pros: Good Selection

Cons: Smells bad, Dogs in tiny cages, NO compassion

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Anyone with any experience caring for animals would know that those at this store are in poor health. Many of the animals are covered in mites and have numerous injuries. Not to mention the poor enclosures. Many animals are housed in cages that are far too small and are a far cry from the proper environment needed for the species.

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★★★★★

Anyone with any experience caring for animals would know that those at this store are in poor health. Many of the animals are covered in mites and have numerous injuries. Not to mention the poor enclosures. Many animals are housed in cages that are far too small and are a far cry from the proper environment needed for the species.

Pros: Wide selection

Cons: Poor maintenence