Seeing animals every day are worth it
Pet Care Associate (Employé actuel) – Mississauga, ON – 4 mai 2019
If you love animals, even if you're on cash, you still get to meet animals people bring in (mostly dogs) and give them treats. The conversation topic is usually people's pets, which is always a happy topic, so grumpy customers are uncommon. This job is what all general part-time jobs should be like. They treat you well and have reasonable rules. The only thing I really wish would change is for them to update some of the needs and requirements for specific animals like rabbits, guinea pigs hamsters and more. Recent scientific evidence shows our "basic needs and habitat requirements" are incorrect, the main thing being that these animals need way more space than we say they do. Literally all of the cages marketed to hamsters are unsuitable for a hamster to live in, more than half only being suitable as a travel cage. The hamsters cannot be upgraded to a larger animal's cage because the bars are too far apart and they can escape. On the other hand, guinea pigs and other animals are suggested to go into a larger cage marketed to a larger animal because it has a better amount of space.
It just gets hard when customers get set on the tiniest cutesy cage and I can't technically tell them its unsuitable.
The last thing is that on the fish tanks packaging (for the store's brand, TopFin) has photoshopped fish that the store itself says it needs, for example, 10 gallons minimum on a 2-gallon tank box. I get many people saying "Well what about that fish?" and I have to tell them the picture lied to them.
Animals are awesome and uplifting
Outdated care requirements for some animals