Al-Mar Pet Shoppe

★★★☆☆

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Very small place some birds seemed sick and eye's closed. Not very friendly employees , my friend suggested it. Price for the low quality of birds was not acceptable, I departed disapointed.

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Very small place some birds seemed sick and eye's closed. Not very friendly employees , my friend suggested it. Price for the low quality of birds was not acceptable, I departed disapointed.

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We boarded our 19 year old cockatiel here for two weeks while on vacation, and we came back to find ALL of his longer wing feathers gone, and him completely unable to fly. They swore they did not clip the wings, and said "he molted a lot because it is warm in the store" by way of reasoning. Our vet said this is absolutely absurd. Not understanding that he was unable to fly, our bird tried and injured himself crashing to the ground. It's been three weeks since we got him back and he still cannot fly, though the vet says his feathers are slowly growing back. It is heartbreaking, and makes me absolutely furious with whatever neglect or maltreatment he suffered at the hands of this store that caused this. Don't trust your animal to them.

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We boarded our 19 year old cockatiel here for two weeks while on vacation, and we came back to find ALL of his longer wing feathers gone, and him completely unable to fly. They swore they did not clip the wings, and said "he molted a lot because it is warm in the store" by way of reasoning. Our vet said this is absolutely absurd. Not understanding that he was unable to fly, our bird tried and injured himself crashing to the ground. It's been three weeks since we got him back and he still cannot fly, though the vet says his feathers are slowly growing back. It is heartbreaking, and makes me absolutely furious with whatever neglect or maltreatment he suffered at the hands of this store that caused this. Don't trust your animal to them.

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We boarded our 19 year old cockatiel here for two weeks while on vacation, and we came back to find ALL of his longer wing feathers gone, and him completely unable to fly. They swore they did not clip the wings, and said "he molted a lot

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We boarded our 19 year old cockatiel here for two weeks while on vacation, and we came back to find ALL of his longer wing feathers gone, and him completely unable to fly. They swore they did not clip the wings, and said "he molted a lot

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From the first time I stepped into Al-Mar and mentioned I was considering getting a pet parakeet, to last week when I picked up more food, I've enjoyed Al-Mar. The owners are very wonderful, honest, and knowledgeable people.

They explained to me what things to look for in getting a bird, the way to feed them (they blend their own seed mixes), what vegetables and fruits to feed, what toys are safe, what aren't. Foods and toxins that might harm the birds, how to train them.

I went in twice before I actually purchased my first bird, and they were very patient and kind with me each time.
When I took home my new baby, Tori, I had him eating out of my hand that very evening. Every bird I've purchased from them since (we have 8!) has been healthy, full of personality, and easy to incorporate into the flock. Within an hour they are socializing with the rest of the birds.

I defend them when it comes to dust. Bird dander and seed hulls are a challenge to keep up with. You can dust every day and two hours later it's back. And I clean every day, and it's a mess again before you know it.

I have Al-Mar trim my birds nails on a regular basis. I don't like to do it myself, and they are always great about it. Their rates are the best around, if you ask me.

I've been to the chain stores. I can look at the birds there and spot old birds, or birds with trouble. In fact I've pointed those troubles out to workers in those stores. I've asked questions of those workers and they can't answer them. Al-Mar always can. In fact, I've now educated some of the chain store employees, and even some of their customers on occasion. People now ask ME questions.

Mom & Pop stores are fighting to stay in business in these modern times, with chain stores, and now a bad economy. It's important to give them the opportunity to share their expertise.

Most people are happy to eat at a Mom & Pop type deli, but they don't shop the small businesses. I love Barnes & Noble, but I loved Schwartz's too. The glamour of the big box stores sometimes overshadows those small specialty shops.

Al-Mar is a family-run business. And they make me feel like family every time I visit.

I have 8 incredible, healthy, happy, social birds. I wouldn't get them anywhere else!

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★★★★★

From the first time I stepped into Al-Mar and mentioned I was considering getting a pet parakeet, to last week when I picked up more food, I've enjoyed Al-Mar. The owners are very wonderful, honest, and knowledgeable people.

They explained to me what things to look for in getting a bird, the way to feed them (they blend their own seed mixes), what vegetables and fruits to feed, what toys are safe, what aren't. Foods and toxins that might harm the birds, how to train them.

I went in twice before I actually purchased my first bird, and they were very patient and kind with me each time.
When I took home my new baby, Tori, I had him eating out of my hand that very evening. Every bird I've purchased from them since (we have 8!) has been healthy, full of personality, and easy to incorporate into the flock. Within an hour they are socializing with the rest of the birds.

I defend them when it comes to dust. Bird dander and seed hulls are a challenge to keep up with. You can dust every day and two hours later it's back. And I clean every day, and it's a mess again before you know it.

I have Al-Mar trim my birds nails on a regular basis. I don't like to do it myself, and they are always great about it. Their rates are the best around, if you ask me.

I've been to the chain stores. I can look at the birds there and spot old birds, or birds with trouble. In fact I've pointed those troubles out to workers in those stores. I've asked questions of those workers and they can't answer them. Al-Mar always can. In fact, I've now educated some of the chain store employees, and even some of their customers on occasion. People now ask ME questions.

Mom & Pop stores are fighting to stay in business in these modern times, with chain stores, and now a bad economy. It's important to give them the opportunity to share their expertise.

Most people are happy to eat at a Mom & Pop type deli, but they don't shop the small businesses. I love Barnes & Noble, but I loved Schwartz's too. The glamour of the big box stores sometimes overshadows those small specialty shops.

Al-Mar is a family-run business. And they make me feel like family every time I visit.

I have 8 incredible, healthy, happy, social birds. I wouldn't get them anywhere else!

Pros: Personable, great birds, honest, fair prices

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I have been a customer for just a few years. The store is small but have been in business for over 50 years. They must know what they are doing. I purchased a parakeet from them and their birds are very healthy. When the babies are ready for sale they do put them in smaller cages but only 1 or 2 to a cage. Not like what you see in larger stores where there are 20 or more to a cage. They have a nice selection of toys for smaller birds and their seed mixture is great. Mixed fresh everyother day . If you have a question they always are there to answer and if they don't know they will tell you. I found them to be very nice, treated me like they knew me for a long time. I highly recommend this small "Mom and Pop" store to anyone.

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I have been a customer for just a few years. The store is small but have been in business for over 50 years. They must know what they are doing. I purchased a parakeet from them and their birds are very healthy. When the babies are ready for sale they do put them in smaller cages but only 1 or 2 to a cage. Not like what you see in larger stores where there are 20 or more to a cage. They have a nice selection of toys for smaller birds and their seed mixture is great. Mixed fresh everyother day . If you have a question they always are there to answer and if they don't know they will tell you. I found them to be very nice, treated me like they knew me for a long time. I highly recommend this small "Mom and Pop" store to anyone.

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I have been a customer of Almar Pet shop for several years and they are in my opinion one of the best pet shops in Milwaukee. They are very knowledgeable about pets and extremely honest. They are very friendly people and over the years have given me excellent advice about caring for my parakeets. There birdfood keeps my birds healthy and in my opinion is the best in the city. I also have trusted them for boarding my pets since they are so knowledgeable and have always taken such good care of them. I recommend this store to everyone.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer of Almar Pet shop for several years and they are in my opinion one of the best pet shops in Milwaukee. They are very knowledgeable about pets and extremely honest. They are very friendly people and over the years have given me excellent advice about caring for my parakeets. There birdfood keeps my birds healthy and in my opinion is the best in the city. I also have trusted them for boarding my pets since they are so knowledgeable and have always taken such good care of them. I recommend this store to everyone.

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Toys and supplies were very dusty and I happened to buy one small bird toy that I ended up throwing away because the smoke smell wouldn't fade and I thought my cockatiel would be better off without it. One of the owners was smoking right next to the bird seeds and the tiels and parakeets were in too small cages with completely eaten seeds in near-empty dishes. I've always wondered if anybody actually purchased birds from them and what, if any, health issues those birds had.

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Toys and supplies were very dusty and I happened to buy one small bird toy that I ended up throwing away because the smoke smell wouldn't fade and I thought my cockatiel would be better off without it. One of the owners was smoking right next to the bird seeds and the tiels and parakeets were in too small cages with completely eaten seeds in near-empty dishes. I've always wondered if anybody actually purchased birds from them and what, if any, health issues those birds had.

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This was just an okay experience for me. Nothing that really stood out to say WOW. Service was fair. Cleanliness was fair. Selection was fair.

I have no plans on returning. I would rather go to a shop where you are greeted and treated well. Instead of being observed.

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★★★☆☆

This was just an okay experience for me. Nothing that really stood out to say WOW. Service was fair. Cleanliness was fair. Selection was fair.

I have no plans on returning. I would rather go to a shop where you are greeted and treated well. Instead of being observed.

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I've been in here twice and was not impressed. Sales people did not speak to me, bird cages were dirty, too small, and inappropriate for their inhabitants. Several birds looked sick both times I was in. I will probably not buy anything from this place.

PROS:
CONS: dirty, sick birds

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★★☆☆☆

I've been in here twice and was not impressed. Sales people did not speak to me, bird cages were dirty, too small, and inappropriate for their inhabitants. Several birds looked sick both times I was in. I will probably not buy anything from this place.

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CONS: dirty, sick birds

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I think they are very friendly out going people i have ever met. I have gone in there numerous times and will keep going back. they are ery honest not like most sales people.i went in there to buy a canary and they were honest told me these are not babies this is the wrong time of year for babies. you want to wait tell spring and get a baby not a adult that way you raise them. I was like wow anyone else would just selll you a bird. reasonable priced to on all their stuff. If you buya dog from them they have already started training them use the bathroom outside it was great.

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I think they are very friendly out going people i have ever met. I have gone in there numerous times and will keep going back. they are ery honest not like most sales people.i went in there to buy a canary and they were honest told me these are not babies this is the wrong time of year for babies. you want to wait tell spring and get a baby not a adult that way you raise them. I was like wow anyone else would just selll you a bird. reasonable priced to on all their stuff. If you buya dog from them they have already started training them use the bathroom outside it was great.

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A small Mom & Pop pet store...find most of your needs here for your dogs, cats and birds. Watch for the signs noting when puppies and kittens are available.

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A small Mom & Pop pet store...find most of your needs here for your dogs, cats and birds. Watch for the signs noting when puppies and kittens are available.

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