Los Angeles, CA
I would not recommend shopping there unless you are shopping for dry goods and even then Petsmart has better prices. Their mice and hamsters constantly have wet tail, and they keep the parakeetes in unheated enclosures. The fish department was incredible for the last 2 years. They acquired a marine biologist named James, and this guy really turned things around! They got saltwater and it was very well kept, they hada guy before him named Jimmy who was good as well. They left for the same reason. Petco buys and sells sick, infected, dying fish. The staff knows nothing of coral yet they have a coral tank. I was in there a few weeks ago and their was no salt fish on side. I found out that they had dumped bleach in their system by mistake. This is pure animal abuse and incompetence. As an animal lover I would tell everyone to never buy any fish or small animals from there. The staff usually has no idea and will tell you bad info thinking you no less. The manager is also very young and gets nasty with customers when they try to return their sick animals. They should call them Deathco not Petco!!!