M3.4: Sources of Pets: ANSC 215 Summer 2018 (WC).pdf

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also purchased a number of hamsters, mice, and rats from pet stores. I'm sure all of you have similar stories as to where you got your pets. Friends / Family A benefit to adopting a pet from someone you know is that you may know more about the pet's history. If your friend has the mother of your pet, you may get more information about the mother's disposition and health, as well as whether the puppies or kittens were socialized when they were young. Breeder For a purebred animal or a hand-raised bird, a breeder is often your best choice. A good breeder will breed for temperament and health as well as appearance. Good breeders also screen for breed-related health problems and will alert you to things to watch for in the future. Some behavioral characteristics can be genetic or at least related to early upbringing, so getting to meet the mother and/or father can be very useful and a good breeder will usually have one or both of the parents on the premises. You can also find out whether the animal has been checked by a vet and vaccinated. If you are planning to show your dog or cat, you may need to have it registered. You will usually pay more for a purebred animal from a good breeder but sometimes they have older animals that didn't work out in the show ring or "pet quality" animals that are not as expensive but still make good pets. ! If you haven't already, please read the reserve reading page on ! " Finding a Responsible Breeder ( ) ". Pet Stores Many pet stores sell live animals. Some don't sell animals but display animals for local rescue groups or humane organizations. Others will sell puppies and kittens that come from commercial breeders.
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