Wow, I just went to my first PetSmart store today..What a difference they had a Vet office in the store. All the Reptile cages said Captive- Bred Emotion: smile very clean store. Very different than the PETCO I posted earlier on. Store was in Venture, CA.
They also housed an adoption center not a book but a separate business on the premises. The doctor listed on the cages had his office on site.

Sting
Wow, I just went to my first PetSmart store today..What a difference they had a Vet office in the store. ... book but a separate business on the premises. The doctor listed on the cages had his office on site. Sting

The PetSmart in North Austin is the same... :-)
They have a cat adoption center with cages in the store in a special display area, and they increase the adoption campaign on Saturdays.

They have very few reptiles, and all of them, and all the birds, are captive bred. Most of the larger parrots are hand raised. They also have dog training classes on site.
PetSmart is a cool chain.
K

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I'd like to see what kinds of animals were listed a captive bred. IMO places like this take some pretty serious liberties with the term.

Steve Schindler
I'd like to see what kinds of animals were listed a captive bred. IMO places like this take some pretty serious liberties with the term.

You and me both Steve.
Many of these "Big Box" pet stores will list farmed animals as CB, others are "Off-the-boat" WC with the CB label on them.
The majority of these corporate stores purchase animals from one of these vendors:
World Wide Reptiles
Industrial Reptiles
California Zoological Supply
International Reptile
US Global Exotics
World Exotics, Inc.
Zoological Imports 2000, Inc.
None of those mentioned above have a vast amount of CB animals available. Of those that are truly CB, they are of such low-grade one wouldn't want to add them to ones collection anyway.
These chains are NOT concerned with quality in regards to purchases, but moreso pricing. These stores are known as "price buyers" for a reason.

I'd believe that these stores carry quality CB animals about as much as I would trust a "reptile professional" from one of these stores to offer correct information.
~Wade
It was the first time I have seen C.B listed in a chain.

Sting
Usually, if I ask if it is CB or wild caught they say, What? They have know idea. I was just surprised to see it even mention.

Sting
Wow, I just went to my first PetSmart store today..What a difference they had a Vet office in the store. ... book but a separate business on the premises. The doctor listed on the cages had his office on site. Sting

I have never been to a petco, but I have been to the local Petsmart many times. I would never buy a herp from that place. The conditions they keep they're herps in are deplorable, and there is never anyone around that you can tell off cuz none of the flunkies that work there know a damn thing about the animals they are in charge of. They have a great aquatic department. A very good bird department. Why do herps get tossed willy-nilly into a fake rock and left to suffer?

york
Wow, I just went to my first PetSmart store today..What ... listed on the cages had his office on site. Sting

I have never been to a petco, but I have been to the local Petsmart many times. I would never ... A very good bird department. Why do herps get tossed willy-nilly into a fake rock and left to suffer? york

Have you reported them to the humane society?
I know that at least our animal shelter is very good about policing both the local feed stores and pet stores...
I've even been a victim of neighbor complaints (and passed the local shelter inspection) but once I got rid of all of my loud roosters, the complaints stopped.
So, I know how strict they can be. I think they only cut me some slack because I am the only other person in town besides Francie that will do first aid and transport to Kendalia wildlife rescue...