Having recently moved form NJ to PA, i was checking out a Feed Store nearby just to see what they had for chinchillas and ferrets. They only real ferret food they had was mazuri. But it had been a long while since i had researched ferret food (chose 8in1 ultimate) so i didn't relay remember the specifics very well. So i decided to check it out again. Hence why i was reading this thread over.
The reason i started looking into different stores was because i wanted to stop buying any and all pet supplies that i could from petsmart or petco. Like many ppl, i have grown to really hate them.
As an owner of chinchillas, i get heart broken every time i see them in there stores. Chins are exotics but they require very specific living conditions. More specifically, things they are not allowed to have. They are chewers by nature, and often ingest things they chew on. So they cant have items that are dangerous if ingested. They also can not get wet. It can cause a number of health problem including molds and what not growing on there fur. (They take special dust baths)
Both petsmart and petco keep there chins in horrible living conditions. LITERALLY, almost every single item in there cages are a health hazard for them, up to and including death. So many ppl have tried so many times to get this changed, to no avail. - Store imployees say they are not allowed because coorperate demandes things be a certian way. And all communications to cooperate are ignored and dismissed.
So if they would rather risk killing there pets for the sake of profit, then ill be ****ed if im going to spend a dollar there.
So far i managed to switch most of my purchases for chinchillas and my ferrets away form those stores. Ones that i hadnt been able to so far were my 8 in 1 ultimate ferret food and my oxbow timothy hay. - Which was why i was checking out a feed store to see what they offered.
However, while reading through this thread, i was checking out the food comparison links ppl had posted. Most no longer work tho unfortionitly. However one did take me to a page (drsfostersmith) that sells both my ferret food and chinchilla hay. So maybe that might work'
I am a little saddened to see so many unsafe feeds on there site tho :/