I don’t even think pet stores carry 30 Guinea Pigs! What the hell do you need with that many and what the hell do you need with that many while waiting at Walmart?
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food for the oscar fishies.
May 7th, 2011
they probably feed them to their snake D:
Thought it would just be a pic of three regular customers.
Were they holding a pet adoption? That is odd
You just know she’s gonna demand a return … saying they never told me they’d have babies
Peruvian people eat them like most people eat chicken . Honest, it might be fresh food for a Peruvian immigrant.
This is the Republican plan for Wal-Mart to do women’s health care – Pregnancy Tests.
Pet adoption day? I don’t know but I’m sure there’s a logical explanation.
You just know she’s gonna say they never told me they’d have babies… and demand a full price return on all 30
I had a hamster and he got out of his cage.
Maybe they’re a delivery for whatever fast food chain is located inside that particular store…?
This little piggy went to WalMart…..
This little piggy stayed home…… and was he damn glad of that!
There was probably a rabbit and small game show somewhere nearby judging from the cages and the box. As to why they’re in a Walmart… I’m wondering that myself
somebody was buying snake food.
Really, where is the proof this picture was inside a Walmart? Does only Walmart have blue walls and grey benches?
Maybe it was too hot to leave them in the car…
Those look like show cages and show cavys (g. pigs). Yes they show these little guys just like they have dog shows and cat shows.
I doubt this was taken in a walmart.
Check out the American Rabbit Breeders Association at http://www.ARBA.net – there’s all sorts of pictures of show rabbits and cavys. Some of the breeds are really quite funny looking!
Those aren’t just “pets” those are show cavys (g. pigs). Yes they show these little guys just like they do dogs, cats, etc.
Check out the American Rabbit Breeders Assn website at http://www.ARBA.net
They have all sorts of pictures of the recognized (show) breeds. Some are really crazy looking – one even looks like it has a PERM. LOL
Wal-Mart is a drop off for most small pet shops. If a small pet shop needs a small order they can use a bigger store to get it dropped off so that they don’t have to worry about their minimum order amount. I know I used to run a small mom and pop pet shop. We had to do that every once and a while. BTW most of your common pets that are in any store in your area more than likely come from one warehouse.
In South America the guinea pigs are in the food section. Not the pet section.
maybe walmart was going to hand out free samples and brought in real guinea pigs to try them first, if they cook the way look it was`nt a bad idea
Awwww! 2 cute!!
Those lil piggies bbq very nicely. Watch bizzare foods. Andrew zimmern. Youll neber eet chikin agen.
I WANT ONE!
in a china walmart, they keep them in the food section..
How do we even know that the person sitting on the bench is even associated with the caged things? Maybe the cages were already stacked there and the person just happened to sit next to them? At any rate, I see nothing truly “PoWM” about this picture; just odd to see so many of the critters in one place, is all.
We don’t have live animals in my WalMart. Well, none in cages, anyway.
“Welcome customers to the first ever Walmart Pet show,! Small animals on the right, Dogs and cats down the middle, Livestock to the left, and on the top floor please check out our Wal-Creature section!”
Be happy it’s not gerbils being bought by a guy in a dress.
Pigs are like, “How the hell did we end up here….being sold at Wal-mart? Just kills us now.”
This is obviously a small animal rescue doing adoptions. Our Walmart allows the rescues and no-kill shelters in the area to use the area out front or just inside of the store for adoptions on alternating weekends during nice weather, since these programs are often run out of people’s private homes. Good for this Walmart! And shame on you, PoW, for trying to make this a bad thing. This is a fail for you.
@ Katy, thanks for explaining about the adoptions. I’ve never seen them anyplace but at the local pet stores. I doubt that any of our other regulars (and irregulars!) knew about it, either.
i have a cute littel guniea pig and i find all theses comments very rude and thats say how f****ing rude and disrespect full people can be and i am an animal lover so i think u should thing before u say things like that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BBQ’d with a spicy sauce on skewers they’re great, but so is cat, dog and horse.
@ Dave. So true about Zimern, opens the eyes to a whole new range of edibles.
My time spent in Southeast Asia was not wasted eating chicken and burgers
BBQ’d with a spicy sauce they’re great.
Walmart needs for somebody to read “Pigs is Pigs”
Must be a lot of Peruvians in that area.
This store is in San Fransico….the girbils just don’t work anymore !!!
Actually guinea pigs do oink. I have 2.
Good chance they might have been doing an adoption event.
Looks like someone learned the hard way that guinea pigs and tribbles are the same critter. Practically born pregnant.
I think it’s Peru that they are sold for food. Could be catering to the Peruvians.
I bet that smells just fantastic. On the other hand could you really tell the difference from the normal Wal Mart stench.
Fatter than you
May 8th, 2011
Maybe they were trying to sell them to the meat department.
I’ve seen the same thing at our Walmart…no-kill shelters and private individuals trying to give away/sell pets…though it is usually just cats or dogs. That many guineas makes me suspect either a raid on an unethical breeder or a local research lab just closed down.
Walmart takes anything back.. It’s probably a return, lol !!!
May 9th, 2011
Probably a personal sale they allow it here in Joplin, only you have to stay outside…….
Taste like chicken……..
May 10th, 2011
Arse for a Hat
some Wal-Marts sell pets
Do guinea pigs have guinea bacon?
Actually they were on their way back from a show and their car got a flat so they were buying a new tire. Brought the critters in so as not to leave them in the car while their car was being worked on. Smelled horrible, was very loud and even the Wal Mart employees were coming by to gawk.
Those cages are cruel! Guinea pigs need so much more room than that! Poor guys!! :’(
May 11th, 2011
What I’m going to tell you is really sad, but true. Some people eat guinea pigs. Just google “cuy” if you don’t believe me!
May 12th, 2011
to Katie and others, yes, these are obvioulsy show animals. They do not live in these cages. They are only transported in them like you would crate a dog or cat. Transporting them in larger cages can lead to injuries if the car makes an emergency hard stop or hard turn. The animals could get thrown against the sides of the cage. The smaller cages make it so they only go a short ways in those situations and don’t get hurt.
May 13th, 2011
Hey! Maybe those are her Service Animals, and she has to bring them with her at all times to soothe her anxiety. (The sign on the door says “service animals welcome”..check it! )lol
May 14th, 2011
May 17th, 2011
Bulk snake food
May 22nd, 2011
oooh my..that’s my grandaughter trapped in Bakersfield coming back from a S. California Cavie Show. Two flat tires and only WalMart open…too hot for piggies to be left in car !!!!
June 23rd, 2011