Update by user Jan 07, 2014
Also Petco wouldn't pay for a check-up or an autopsy, or for birds its called a Necropsy to see what the cause of death was. Lastly, the doctor that was suppose to be checking the birds out, before they were put up for sale, never properly checked the birds out, and wanted me to pay a lot to have my bird checked out properly.
Petco refused to pay for this.
Petco and the doctor should have properly checked the bird before it was purchased. They shouldn't have tried to pull this scam.
Original review posted by user Jan 07, 2014
Petco, to describe the employees in one word, I would say fake. I would say fake because they don't care about there animals.
I am going to say my story and you will understand why. I wanted a new pet, but couldn't decide what. So a Petco employee convinced me to get a Parakeet. I bought all the correct supplies, and treated the bird and cage as instructed.
I had a perfect living environment for the Parakeet. The instructions for the living environment were to keep the bird away from drafts, fumes (such as Teflon pots and pans), and in a place where it has a lot of human interaction. The list of cage supplies that are required to have a Parakeet are, food and water bowls, perches, toys, cuddlebone, and millet spray ( for treats, but only a little treats should not be more then 10% of the birds diet.) I had all of these requirements. I cleaned the cage every morning, and no I didn't use any harmful fumes or cleaning products.
I just used water. I change it's food and water everyday as well. I took excellent care of the bird. To start my story, I went to Petco, bought a pet Parakeet, it died three days later.
Went back, and got a new one, but while I was there they said the bird would be better if it had a companion, so I bought two birds. Then, three days after I have these new birds, one of them dies. The night of the second birds death, I had called Petco an hour before my bird had died, and they wouldn't let me bring it to them, so they could try to save it. Earlier I said Petco employees are fake, I say this because they don't care about there animals, they only care about there paychecks.
Petco wouldn't take the bird because they were closing in twenty minutes. Overall, Petco is not the store to shop at.