What the–?! According to Alysha, the pet store at Birkenhead Point is actually selling SQUIRRELS as pets. This blows my mind for several reasons.
- I have never, ever seen a squirrel in Australia. They are certainly not native, and I’ve never seen a feral one either. I would’ve thought they were illegal. Like hamsters.
- In the U.S. squirrels are, of course, very common. Yet I’ve never heard of anyone keeping one as a pet in a cage. That seems kind of cruel and pointless.
- They’re $1200+ each?!?!
I kinda want to visit the store now just to see them myself for the novelty factor.