The maltreatment of bearded dragons in pet stores makes me really angry. There’s a local pet store in my town that has like the tiniest terrarium I’ve ever seen with at least 5 baby dragons inside at all times. I feel so bad for them because their terrarium is also right next to the dog cages. Honestly that whole pet store is a mess though. They have cats, dogs, snakes, bearded dragons, birds, fish, ferrets, rabbits, and hamsters all together in such a tiny building. The fish are kept in poor conditions as well. Their tanks are filthy and I’ve seen dead fish in the bottom of the tanks at times. The dogs and cats are kept in tiny cages as well but they’re allowed to be taken out of their cages by customers looking to adopt. It’s not just this pet store that doesn’t know how to treat their animals though. Well established companies like Petco and Petsmart who I KNOW have the money to take care of their animals properly still do a poor job. The amount of false information that Petsmart employees have given me about bearded dragons is laughable. I feel like pet stores don’t bother taking care of their more exotic animals because they think less people will call them out than if they mistreated a cat or a dog or something.