I’m so tired of people getting pets without learning how to take care of them

Dogs are omnivorous, cats are carnivorous.

If you don’t feed your cat meat, it will die.

Dogs need exercise every single day, not just when you feel like it.

Betta fish need a MINIMUM of 2.5 gallons sized tank.

Most pet fish you’ll see are tropical and need heaters.

Most reptiles need a humid environment. Your living room is neither warm enough nor humid enough.

Rats and budgies are highly social animals and need to live with others of their kind. Read: always get more than one.

Rats like to climb and need a cage taller than it is wider.

Goldfish grow to be 10"-12" and live to be 10-20 years. Yes even that cheap $0.50 one. They’re pond fish. And yes, their bodies actually do stay small if they’re kept in a small environment but their organs will continue to grow and will eventually crush each other, killing the fish prematurely.

Some fish will fight, kill, or eat each other and it’s not “just a fact of nature” it’s you not doing your research and putting the wrong species together.

It takes a few google searches and maybe twenty minutes of link clicking to learn the basics.

It’s not the responsibility of the pet store employee to teach you everything you need to know. The pet store employee might not even need to know what you need to know. All it takes to be a pet store employee is to be more than 18 years old.

I’m just tired of seeing uninformed people put their pets in poor situations. Just. Research. Just a little bit. One google search. Please.


I know this isn’t a #rat but it’s in the #rodent family and I couldn’t resist! How #cute is this #hamster ?!? 💜
This #adorable little potato seems to know what’s up. I think we can learn a lot from her. Slowly with patience, she reaches up with determination and pulls herself up… one step at a time. You may not be able to see your destination, so enjoy the journey and with some patience, strength and perseverance, you can do this! You are stronger than you think. Reach for the stars people. Or at least….reach for the next step! 💪🏼😝🐭
#cuteanimal video by: @jukinmedia & @polar.potato

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The signs as things I've heard in the first week of college
  • Aries: "Hey don't judge my closet." "I can't. I used to live there!"
  • Taurus: "Plastic bowls are valid bowls!"
  • Gemini: "No, no. We're in college, just spike my drink without telling me."
  • Cancer: "Yeah! Then she went like legit missing for two years, and somehow she ended up here."
  • Leo: "I...uh...I...I WORE A SPEEDO!!!"
  • Virgo: "This tea bag looks like a tampon. It's a tea-tampon... It'S A TEAPON!"
  • Libra: *While walking around in a big group holding hands* "We're all walking around like big gay preschoolers."
  • Scorpio: "Would you wear this to see your professor?" *professor points to woman dressed provocatively* "Depends on the professor." "Depends on your grade."
  • Sagittarius: "What does he look like?" *professor points to screen showing a young man* "SINGLE!"
  • Capricorn: "Just do what I do. Get a punch bowl, put two redbulls, one and a half monsters, three 5hour energies. Then later take half a bottle of z-quil to bring you down... Works best in group shots."
  • Aquarius: "Drumline is the definition of going hard."
  • Pisces: "Your argument is invalid." "YOUR MOM'S INVALID." "How'd you know I was invalid?"