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Old 08-07-2019, 05:42 AM   #11
detri
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The pet shop situation makes me wish I had the time and space to rescue all of them! I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that, lol.

Neil has started exploring my upper body in the bathtub. He especially likes to perch on my shoulders and stand up on his hind legs and sniff around. I wonder what he's sniffing for all the way up there? Maybe he thinks he'll find more treats, lol :P Or maybe my hair smells good. I wish I could read his little mind, but it's fun to guess what they might be thinking, too.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:59 AM   #12
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I don't think we can possibly rescue them all, but if enough awareness is raised, hopefully there will be new laws, rules, and regulations.

Like how human rights have evolved - compare ancient slavery with the situation now, where it is illegal for employers to abuse employees. Some regulations can be very specific, down to ensuring each employee has a certain amount of floor space available, etc. Maybe one day they will have regulations mandating minimum floor space for animals too. It's simple, if people can't afford to abide by the regulations, just don't have a pet. Hamster privilege is not a human right, if you can't be nice to your pets, your hamster privileges must be revoked.

And with the evolution of education, I hope that in future pet store employees will require some form of prior education in pet care, or at least the manager on duty. I mean, more and more jobs are gradually requiring some form of qualification nowadays, it should hopefully extend to pet stores. The law could also help with this by ensuring there is always a manager on duty with the necessary qualifications, such as how you can't just sell certain medicines in a drugstore without a pharmacist on duty.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:49 AM   #13
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100% agree... don't own any kind of pet if you can't give it its basic needs. And do your research on what those needs are.

I set up a security camera to spy on Neil! It's got night vision so I can track all of his antics.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:05 AM   #14
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Maybe you can share some of his cute videos, I'd love to watch them. I take random photos and short videos of my hamster all the time and rewatch them when I'm not at home.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:57 AM   #15
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Haven't been able to get any good videos, but here's a super cute picture I got this morning before work when he decided to come out for a bit.

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Old 08-24-2019, 07:28 PM   #16
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Neil loves bathtub bonding and getting his treats! He keeps climbing all over me. It's so adorable
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