5 Year Member
- Jun 1, 2012
- Location (City and/or State)
- Middle of nowhere
tyrs4u said:at the store back in Southern Cali; they were all WC. Only our mammal department actually had "companies" that drove in from Los Angeles weekly to supply the store every Thursday night. According to a friend that still works there Nothing has changed; except that they fired the manager there that told employee's to 'euthanize' rodents (that were sick or dieing/attacked) by placing them in the Freezer or feeding them to the (non-popular) snakes... The store made me sick; hence why I do not work for them. But simple answer, Torts 4 inches plus are *always in my opinion* WildCaught. The only way I have ever purchased a CB in a pet store (family owned and very christian; yikes); was by talking to the person that ran it and said "oh yeah we can get you those, we just have to contact our guy to see if he has any" basically a breeder in Portland...
RT in Oregon go for $99 & that's usually 5inch females WC... (the stores in my area)
At Petco, and I believe at Petsmart, too, if it doesn't say "captive bred" on the tag that means we don't know and that odds are it was probably wild caught. That's mostly with saltwater fish, but I think we have it on our herps too.