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Having a Hay Day

Retailers who give their customers different hay options can boost sales, as well as help improve the diets of small herbivores.

Two of a Kind

Various lifestyle needs of rabbits and guinea pigs give retailers the opportunity to increase sales.

Feeding Ferrets

Encouraging ferret owners to buy more than one type of food can have several benefits for ferrets.

On the Road

By educating small-pet owners about the joys of traveling with their pets, retailers can encourage the sale of travel products.

Pocket Pet Products

A variety of products are available to complement the lifestyles of hamsters and gerbils, and enrich their environments.

Ferret Fun

Ferrets are probably the most playful small pets, and retailers can encourage sales by displaying a wide variety of toys.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

A new regulatory board in West Virginia threatens to outlaw common pets like gerbils, hamsters and salamanders.

Home Expansion

Larger cages for small animals are trending up, but retailers will need to be prepared to answer customers' many questions about suitable habitats and their features.

A Tropical Boost

Nutritional powerhouses, such as coconut oil, can be a boost for small-animal health.

Meal Planning

Retailers can educate small-pet owners on the best way to purchase food to ensure quality and freshness.

The Best Bedding

Because of the wide variety of litter products available, customers might need the help of a knowledgeable retailer to pick the product that is best for them.

Finer Dining

Retailers can boost sales by offering small-pet owners a variety of water bottle and food dish options and educating them on their pets' needs.

Making a Mark

A new discovery makes it even more clear how important gnawing is to rodent pets.

Hay for Play

While hay is a staple food for rabbits and herbivorous rodents, retailers can also recommend it for smaller rodents as a way to enrich their lives.

Keeping it Fresh

Offering new products as they become available helps keep the small-animal department exciting.

Games Pets Play

Retailers can help strengthen the bonds between customers and their small animals by educating pet owners on toys and the benefits of interactive play.

Ferrets in Focus

New products in the ferret category not only improve pets' health, but also help them fit in better with their owners' lifestyles.

Covering the Essentials

Hamsters and gerbils may be small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, but the market offers a large variety of products to keep them happy and healthy.

Fresher Pets

To help control pet odors, retailers should offer a wide range of products for use on floors, carpets, in cages, and even on the pets themselves.

Unwrapped Opportunity

Pet-themed giftware offers pet specialty retailers high margins, making it a lucrative category-especially during the holiday season.
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