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#518796 - 04/02/08 12:13 AM face to face with pocket pets!!!
debyc08
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ok so today i went to the county fair (in miami,fl) and was having a great time until i run into a stand with a bunch of people all round and it was Pocket Pets.....
i wanted to see what they were telling people about suggies, so i didnt say anything about having one.... the flipping lies and false info they were giving people was crazy....

-they have no smell, not even when they go to the bathroom...
-they follow commands
- one glider i ok you dont need 2, as long as they get attention (so i asked what is the attention they need and they say just to hold them in your pocket a few hours and thats it...)
-when you are home you just open the cage and let them run around the house( i asked if they chew cables and they say no) never mentioned glider proofing anything....
- they need heat rocks to regulate their temp...
- they NEVER need to go to the vet
- you only will need to spend $8 a month, and $50 a year with a glider as a pet
-ALL gliders are born gray and black and some change colors when they are older

they had pictures of sugggies eating with two cats, it looked like cat food...
they said that they eat ALL fruits and vegys (never mentioned what was toxic)and some dry food they sell....

so what they were selling was a "package"
-a SMALL CAGE(say you dont need to get a bigger one thats just fine for them).
-heat rock
-dry food
-h2o bottle
-a suggies that they claimed was 8 wks but like WAY TOOO SMALL.....


all for $389.00

when i got to the stand someone had just brought a suggie with the "package" , and idiots from Pocket Pets put the joey in a lil brown box...

after that i saw some lady begging her boyfriend to buy her one and quietly walked up to her and told her not to buy from them, they sell sick babies, and not care about the gliders, to please do some research and she didnt get one....

i wanted to grabbed the cage with the joeys and run away....

well, i got some pictures of the'' package", the TINY joey, and the glider they had in their hand to show people...


the one they had out, that changed color because "you never know what color they will be cause it changes with they get older"
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/debys_suggies/CIMG1002.jpg

the "package" with a heat rock
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/debys_suggies/CIMG1003.jpg

this is the cage thats big enough.. YEA RIGHT...
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/debys_suggies/CIMG1024.jpg

the poor TINY "8wk old" joey
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/debys_suggies/CIMG1005.jpg

again the joey ( he told me that they dont like people take pictures but he let me)
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm108/debys_suggies/CIMG1004.jpg


Edited by debyc08 (04/02/08 12:16 AM)

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#518800 - 04/02/08 12:23 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
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Looking at that picture, that joey is no older than 4 weeks oop. I have a joey here right now that is just 3 weeks oop and is larger than that one.

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#518801 - 04/02/08 12:24 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
ORsuggiemomma Offline
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that is just HORRIBLE! poor little babies! so sad.
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#518802 - 04/02/08 12:25 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
sugarhigh101
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what a [censored] idiot!!!!!!that poor little joey.selling them to people with no knowledge of them what so ever is gonna end up with dead joeys !! what a shame i hate seeing that!!WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT SUGAR GLIDERS? what a laugh...i saw in the back round that suggies get along with most agrressive breeds of cat and dog?i have a cat and a dog and wouldn't let neither of them near my babies.omg i am so [censored]

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#518803 - 04/02/08 12:30 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
debyc08
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i know i wanted to start yelling at them and tell everyone that they are lying... it was making me soooo mean and sad, i wish i could do something to help these poor joeys....

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#518804 - 04/02/08 12:32 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
debyc08
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i dont understand how they are allowed to breed suggies....

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#518805 - 04/02/08 12:34 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
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OMG Im so greatful I have never run into them. I swear I think GC should start a "fund" to hire a lawyer and go after them fully.
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#518806 - 04/02/08 12:38 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: Laurens_Babies]
SandSmammas
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Debbie, trust me....I know just how you feel!
(Please click on the link below to read my experience..)
Funny how similar our two posts are!
Pocket Pets Rant

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#518809 - 04/02/08 12:49 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
debyc08
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wow its all the same...
i'm going back to the fair in like a week or so but when i go i'm going to record what they say( i saw someone on your post mentioned to do that since people on here are trying to close them down....) and if they can use these pictures great...
Originally Posted By: SandSmammas
Debbie, trust me....I know just how you feel!
(Please click on the link below to read my experience..)
Funny how similar our two posts are!
Pocket Pets Rant

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#518838 - 04/02/08 04:44 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
TNsuggiemomma
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was that joeys eyes even open? it was smaller than my Lulu at 2 weeks old, poor baby

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#518851 - 04/02/08 05:21 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
gryphon214 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 235
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: debyc08
- you only will need to spend $8 a month, and $50 a year with a glider as a pet


Apparently math is not their strong point? Perhaps this is why they can't figure out how old a joey actually is? Because they just make numbers up?!? How do they figure $8 a months is $50 a year? 8 x 12 = 96.

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#518870 - 04/02/08 06:15 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: gryphon214]
super_stooge
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ur maths didnt take into account the tax cuts for distributing false information smile

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#518871 - 04/02/08 06:24 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
reeny Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
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Good job Debbie! I am glad I didn't go to the fair and see them. I was at a meeting last night. I had my suggies on me. People know I carry them and wanted to see them. One of the ladies asked me to see the pouch in my shirt, because her friend just got one. AT THE YOUTH FAIR "Perfect Pocket Pets" I wanted to scream. I told her I hope the baby was ok and if her friend needed anything to call me.

I was really upset.
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#518884 - 04/02/08 06:54 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: reeny]
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Registered: 01/29/05
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We saw them opening night. At least you did not mention him claiming the glider was "trained" as he pulled its tail to go down his shirt. Scared the poor thing to death! There was such a crowd opening night - I was standing in the back in fear of loosing my self control when someone noticed my tatto - it is a tribal glider and only recognizable with the real thing in front of you or to a glider slave...anyway some people started asking questions and the simple words "mill breeder" had everyone walking away from the back - and I wasn't even the one that said it. I meerly suggested and people got the idea and were discusted. Hubby pulled me and my sis in law (glider slave as well) before we were noticed by the sellers...now we get to sit back and wait for the rescues to come in a few months - well the ones that survive at least...poor babies.
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#518892 - 04/02/08 07:20 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: myangelbear77]
bdeese
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Thats awful!
also i think that baby looks maybe 4weeks old frown

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#518898 - 04/02/08 07:32 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
Kiiru Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
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Arg. That's so sick. frown Down with (PPP) Perfect Pocket Pets!!

I love the sign in the background that says gliders don't bite. So, what's going to happen if someone gets their kid a glider and it bites them? The changing colors bit was entertaining. Yes, your glider will turn from being moderetly stained to heavily stained due to our "diet" and we didn't tell you how to clean their cage and toys. That's normal.

Hey, does (PPP) Perfect Pocket Pets go to Utah? A friend of mine recently got 2 female gliders for his gf and an unneutered male for his dad and said that I'm wrong about how to care for them. The breeder must be right because his gliders are fine! He said something about they were told to feed them bug pellets. Probably Bugs N' Berries?
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#518899 - 04/02/08 07:38 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: Kiiru]
gryphon214 Offline
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Loc: Ohio
How about the part where the sign says "Sugar gliders normally get along GREAT with most other pets, including aggressive breeds of cats and dogs."

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#518902 - 04/02/08 07:45 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: Kiiru]
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 1335
Loc: East Texas (Tyler Tx)
So has anyone ever called their bluff at these kinda things?? After getting fed all the lies, the general public will get the babies (that are too young first off) and take 'em home not having a clue about gliders, and only believing the lies that were fed to 'em at a place like that.

It would be a REAL bad idea for me to come face to face with 'em cause I wouldnt be able to stand there and let them lie to these ppl. I'd ask questions in front of the crowd that would stop (PPP) Perfect Pocket Pets in their tracks and leave 'em standing there with their mouths hangin open cause they wouldnt be able to say anything else!! tant Its soooo frustrating!!! tant
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#518914 - 04/02/08 08:10 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: MagicEyez]
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Edited by hushpuppy (04/03/08 02:54 PM)
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#518916 - 04/02/08 08:21 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
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No way is that joey 8 weeks! Looks about 3-4! I bet they take them that young because they are less likely to bite and hurt!! This is awful! They have to be put out of business (or at the vety least find a way to get the correct info out so people will think before buying from these monsters!)
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#518927 - 04/02/08 09:05 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: pappy1264]
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#518934 - 04/02/08 09:20 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: hushpuppy]
tigiris1721
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Im gonna see if i can pass out pamphlets to the ppl who buy from them . Cant have them here so close and not try to help the ususpecting ppl that are buying from them.
waht can be done? there has to way to prove that wat they are doing is wrong.

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#518939 - 04/02/08 09:36 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
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I know people here who have bought gliders have posted about them. Could you print those out? I know it is he said/she said, but it may help. I mean, car dealers are not allowed to sell cars they KNOW have issues (or that is how it is supposed to be.) I mean, not to compare a car to a living, breathing creature, but my point is, they are selling gliders that are too young, are sick, giving wrong info. They have to be made to stand accountable.

Has anyone who has gone to these fairs and seen them (and KNOW what they are about), stood up and asked them 'what about all the sick gliders that you sell that have died? Can you explain that to me?' I am sure that will get people listening attention. Those joeys are either way too young or their parents are in such rough shape, it is more like a case of 'failure to thrive' (if they say they are 8 weeks).

It would be great if this vet would help in any way he could, as he has seen it first hand the damage they do.
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#518940 - 04/02/08 09:37 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
RaiSaix
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I may go to the Seminole County Fair and the Orlando Fair Grounds Fair. I think I'm gonna take a list of real sugar glider information and if I see them. I'm going to find the nearest officer and hope to God he can do something. I'll bring my iPod as well if he or she wants to see what I'm saying is true (I have the iPod Touch, so I can access the internet) THEY MAKE ME SO MAD!!!!!!! cry


Edited by RaiSaix (04/02/08 09:38 AM)

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#518944 - 04/02/08 09:43 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: pappy1264]
RaiSaix
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Originally Posted By: pappy1264
I know people here who have bought gliders have posted about them. Could you print those out? I know it is he said/she said, but it may help. I mean, car dealers are not allowed to sell cars they KNOW have issues (or that is how it is supposed to be.) I mean, not to compare a car to a living, breathing creature, but my point is, they are selling gliders that are too young, are sick, giving wrong info. They have to be made to stand accountable.

Has anyone who has gone to these fairs and seen them (and KNOW what they are about), stood up and asked them 'what about all the sick gliders that you sell that have died? Can you explain that to me?' I am sure that will get people listening attention. Those joeys are either way too young or their parents are in such rough shape, it is more like a case of 'failure to thrive' (if they say they are 8 weeks).

It would be great if this vet would help in any way he could, as he has seen it first hand the damage they do.
I think many people would like to do this. I myself would. But all that would do is get you thrown out and Pocet Pets would just go back to selling. You may get the attention of other people, so they won't buy. But their either gonna think nothing of you because you got thrown out of the park an your crazy or they will leave, but they won't tell anyone else because they don't want to be kicked out. So more people would just come and buy.... It's sad but true... cry

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#518946 - 04/02/08 09:51 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: Dancing]
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Originally Posted By: Dancing
Looking at that picture, that joey is no older than 4 weeks oop. I have a joey here right now that is just 3 weeks oop and is larger than that one.



I was going to say the same thing, Teresa. That joey looks like my Abigail - and she is 4 weeks OOP.
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#518947 - 04/02/08 09:53 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
peace
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can anything be done about the poster's with the info on them? you can read alot of what is in the picture's. somebody needs to take pictures of all that info and wounder if animal planet knows he is using their logo?

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#518951 - 04/02/08 09:57 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
peace
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i am no expert but their is no way that baby is old enough to be away from its parents.

also using the discovery chanel logo.

i am hopin mad. they go through so much trouble on their display. why can't they do it correctly for the same price?

UUURRRGGHHH!!!

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#518953 - 04/02/08 10:01 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: ]
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Edited by hushpuppy (04/03/08 02:56 PM)
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#518957 - 04/02/08 10:04 AM Re: face to face with pocket pets!!! [Re: hushpuppy]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Anita - that is the problem I've had. People aren't documenting.

They buy a sick glider, then don't get it to the vet for 2 weeks. By that time, there is no proof that the glider was sold sick.
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