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Blk 82 Marine Parade Central
#01-606/608/610
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6344-7806
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Pets » Pet Shops, Grooming
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First started in 1986, Sam Yick earned an undisputed reputation as a renowned pet retailer with an extensive variety of tropical fish, fish tanks and aquatic accessories. Along with an incredible passion for aquatic landscape design and surpassed knowledge of aquarium techniques they were able to add a new dimension in the pet & aquarium retail industry.

Backed by years of retail experience, they have expanded their range of merchandise & services to include a variety of domestic pets & products and products ranging from dogs, cats, small cuddly furry animals to birds of different breeds and exotic tropical and marine fishes. These animals are imported directly from countries like Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Holland, United States, South East Asia and several other countries.

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  1. Milokelly
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     14 Oct 2010 at 12:08 am

    Very poor and Very bloody pathethic customer service, Qanndanan is right. they only go for your money and will sell rotten pets.

    Went there on 9/10/10 to buy a guinea pig for my daughter birthday. the so call branch manager took out a 'sick' female guinea pig and sold to us. As we are first time buying guinea pigs, we didnt know that the GP is sick and dying. she died the very next morning. explained to the bloody idiot manager, but he told us that it was due to the mishandling of the pet by my daughter .

    NEVER,NEVER,NEVER go to this Sam pet shop. go to pets kampung, pets lovers centre....others.....they are way,way,way better.

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    1. qqandanan
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       26 Aug 2008 at 3:42 am
         Sam   Sam   Sam

      I returned 1 sick baby bunny (it was suffering from GI Stasis and was not eating) to them and the one they replaced for me died after a week (she had an abscess). As I was a first time rabbit-owner, I didn't know that the rabbits on sale there were in fact underage. Under AVA rules, rabbits must be at least 2.5 months old before they can be weaned off from their mothers. I was told by 2 vets (for the 2 different rabbits) that both rabbits were about 4 weeks old only! This happened in May 2007.

      Wood shavings are bad for the rabbits and they used it in their display tanks.

      Their knowledge of rabbit care is very limited. I found them to be more interested in my money than the welfare of the pets on sale there.

      Certainly would not recommend anyone buying any small animals from there.

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      1. Guttercat
        Guttercat said:
        A friend of mine went through pretty much the same experience, though from a different pet shop. Think it's the norm rather than an anomaly in our exploitive wee island...
        26 Aug 2008 at 7:10 pm
      2. claud
        claud said:
        Poor rabbits. Rabbits are quite "fragil" pets. Has to be well taken care of especially when they're young.
        27 Aug 2008 at 4:13 pm
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    2. Guttercat
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       29 Oct 2007 at 11:01 pm
         Sam   Sam   Sam   Sam   Sam

      Frankly, the only reason why I frequent Sam's is simply 'cos of convenience; it's the most accessible pet/aquarium shop from where I reside, & I regularly pop in since I happen to be in the area.

      They do stock a goodly number of different fish species; on rare occasions they bring in some of which may be pretty uncommon, though it's more of a one off thing.

      More often than not, you'd probably come face to face with a dead fish or two in one of their tanks... & you'd be just as likely to see their compadres feeding off the poor blighters (a tad gross, but it helps save on the fish food, I suppose).

      Needless to say, the healths of their stocks are pretty suspect; about 2 months back they brought in some Panda Corys, a significant fraction of which kicked the bucket on the same day. It doesn't help that the fishes tend to be quite young & fragile, thereby being at a higher risk of biting the dust from all the stress of moving.

      So it's a good idea to wait a couple of days before purchasing any new arrivals to their store... & to be on the safe side, quarantine the new additions for a couple more days as well.

      The part time staff can be pretty ignorant; on an occasion, one fella didn't even know what species of fish I was requesting for. The full time ones are fine, though they could perhaps smile a bit more. Don't try asking for a specific fish in the tank, unless you're willing to roll up your sleeves & do it yourself.

      I find their items fairly overpriced, but still shop for sundry stuff there as the travelling time/cost to other aquariums tends to outweigh the potential savings.

      I won’t touch on the other animals that they exploit, I mean sell, since I don’t support the companion animal trade (all of my felines-in-residence are rescued strays). But I must add that the Shih Tzu they indiscriminately sold to a relative of mine isn’t getting the basic quality of life that he ought to enjoy.

      Sigh.

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