By explaining the virtue of some of the coolest pet bugs the industry offers, retailers can win over even the most reluctant customers.
Although animal care knowledge is critical, pet retailers and their employees must understand that selling pets is ultimately a people-business.
These wondrous arboreal pets will capture customers' imaginations and may just lure in new hobbyists in the process.
Competition abounds in the high-end segment of the herptile market, but there are ways for retailers to level the playing field.
Reptile displays that evoke wonder and awe are sure to also evoke sales and a bump in new reptile customers for creative retailers.
Since a desert terrarium is simply deserted without inhabitants, customers need help finding the right animals for this unique setup.
Dispelling myths and replacing them with facts comes with the territory for retailers in the herptile segment of the industry.
Having an assortment of snakes beyond the standard pet-shop fare will set you apart and give customers amazing, new choices to consider.
Dusting a herp's food with a coating of vitamins and supplements can be essential to its health and wellbeing.
Having a broad selection of live food that meets customers' specific needs will garner a devoted customer base and steady sales.
The herptile market offers a diverse supply of lighting and heating products designed to keep herps healthy and happy.
Retailers should consider steering turtle-lovers toward tortoises-easy to care for and sturdy, they make for perfect pets
Invertebrates-scorpions, centipedes and the like-are gaining popularity with herp enthusiasts and can represent a healthy segment of business for retailers.
Frogs, newts and toads can make for the perfect first pet and are often the first animals that herptile hobbyists bring home from the pet shop
Herptiles are known for their love of wriggling, squirming live foods, but the market offers plenty of packaged diets for pets to sink their teeth into.
Retailers that assemble their own prefab herb kits stand to reap the benefits these kits offer, while avoiding the pitfalls.
These popular herptile species can make up the back bone of a pet specialty retailer’s herp business—all that is required is the right live inventory and the necessary supplies customers will need to be successful.
Retailers need to be armed with the right tools and information to get their terrarium business on solid ground.
Retailers can turn disillusioned, misinformed customers into well-educated and responsible herptile owners by sharing their knowledge and expertise.
When selling pythons and boas, retailers should tap the market for the many variations available.