Can You Give Your Hamster Back To PetSmart?

Both Petsmart and Petco do the adoption thing, for both returned animals and any animals they just can’t get to sell after weeks to months.

Some of them even get picked up by the employees themselves to take home as their own pet.

Can you return hamsters to Petco?

Returning items purchased at our Petco or Unleashed by Petco stores. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to one of our retail store locations. Items purchased in-store can be returned with a receipt within 60 days for a full refund in the original form of tender.

Will a pet store take my hamster?

Pet Stores

If you purchased your hamster from a pet store or have one nearby, you may be able to get them to purchase the hamster back from you or help you resell your pet. Not all pet stores will buy hamsters from individuals, but it can’t hurt to try.

Can you bring fish back to PetSmart?

Yes. Live or dead fish can be returned to PetSmart within 14 days of purchase, customer service representatives for PetSmart said. Returns more than 14 days after purchase either will not be accepted or may be approved on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of a PetSmart store manager.

What is PetSmart’s return policy?

Returns After 60 Days Of Purchase

At Petsmart, you can readily return the product even after 60 days of purchase. Even if the receipt is unavailable, the product can be returned or exchanged. In this case, while returning or exchanging the product, you’ve to simply carry a valid ID-proof along with the product.

Will PetSmart take my hamster?

Small animals and reptiles sold at PetSmart (including, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, certain geckos, bearded dragons, specific types of snakes, specific types of frogs, certain types of birds)

Will Petco take unwanted pets?

Petco does not sell cats or dogs. Either way, Petco’s policy is not to turn away an animal it has adopted or sold out. If you cannot keep your rabbit for example, Petco will take the animal back and try to rehome it.

What do I do with my hamster I don’t want?

If you don’t want to take care of your hamsters any longer, bring them to the pet store, bring them to a vet, bring them to a friend. But never release a pet into the wild.

What happens to hamsters that don’t get sold?

If a hamster stays at the store more than 6 months it would either be transferred to a new location or adopted out (free). Even if the hamster is aggressive or has health issues that don’t hurt quality of life, most stores would rather find a home than euthanize. The (good) employees do care about them, after all.

How old should a hamster be when you buy it?

Ideally your new hamster should be between four and eight weeks old and bought from a responsible breeder or good pet shop, or rehomed from a charity such as Blue Cross. Hamsters in pet shops should have clean, good-sized accommodation and access to food and fresh water.

What do you do with a pet fish you don’t want?

All of the following options are preferable to dumping or flushing:

  • Reach out to a local fish or pet shop. See if they will take your unwanted fish.
  • Ask other fish owners. Advertise if you have to.
  • Look for a local fish club.
  • Donate to a school, nursing home, or office.

Who takes unwanted fish?

There are a few ways to surrender, donate, give away, or rehome an unwanted pet fish. Petco, Pet World Warehouse Outlet, and Pet Supermarket all accept fish surrenders. Doctors’ offices and schools may take a pet donation, or you can post the fish on Craigslist or Facebook.

What do you do with baby fish you don’t want?

If you don’t want to keep the babies, try and get a second hand 10g tank with a filter and set up a fry tank. When the fry are big enough, you can maybe donate to the LFS or “To a good home” ad out. That’s what I do with my babies. I cannot keep the fish from breeding, so I raise em and give them away for free.

Do hamsters like to be held?

Hamsters can be trained to enjoy and tolerate being held. They are timid by nature, which means they can be fearful when being held for the first few times. Hamsters are prey animals, so when a giant hand swoops in and tries to grab them, they’re likely to panic and try to defend themselves by biting.

Do hamsters like dark?

Hamsters, unlike most humans, are nocturnal beings, which means that they conduct most of their normal business when it’s dark outside. Darkness makes them feel energetic and ready to conquer their “days.” Because of that, hamsters need to have the lights off at night.

How often do you have to clean a hamster cage?

once per week