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Singing Their Praises

Finches and canaries, with their multitude of winning characteristics from vibrant colors to singing abilities, make wonderful pets for the right owners.

Toying with Success

Pet specialty stores are the No. 1 resource for pet owners looking for the perfect collection of toys for their birds.

Pampering Parrots

The key to selling larger parrots is understanding their unique characteristics and needs, and being able to pass that information along to potential pet parents.

Covering the Essentials

In order to meet bird-owning consumers’ needs, pet specialty stores need to stock a comprehensive and quality assortment of bird food and supplies.

Going Wild for Feeding Wild Birds

Retailers have much to gain by stocking products for the many consumers who enjoy caring for and feeding wild birds.

Boosting Bird Sales

A combination of a strong, attractively merchandised product assortment and an effective sales staff can help make a retailer’s bird department take flight.

Dietary Essentials

Ensuring that pet birds are receiving appropriate amounts of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D is key to maintaining their health.

Poison Prevention

Occurrences of heavy-metal toxicity in pet birds may be rare, but pet owners should still know how to prevent it and what to do if it happens.

A Bird Buffet

In order to maintain optimal health, pet birds need a variety of foods in their diets-from pellets to fruits and veggies to high-quality proteins.

Bird Cage Trends

Retailers can be a helpful resource for pet bird owners seeking the most appropriate cage for their pets.

Bad Bird Gone Good

Pet owners often have to be trained to not inadvertently reward and encourage bad behavior in pet birds.

Safe Travels

Bird owners need to be prepared with the appropriate gear-and vital information-before embarking on trips with their pets.

Finches and Canaries

There are several reasons why some birds in the finch family are among the most popular species in the pet trade-and retailers should be well versed in them.

The Essential Toy Chest

For birds, toys are not only fun and games, they are a key component to living a happy and healthy life.

Perfecting the Nest

Retailers can offer pet owners the perfect assortment of cage accessories needed to keep pet birds healthy and happy.

Silver Linings

Having the right cage tray liners and litters is key to maintaining a healthy environment in which pet birds can live happily and thrive.

Variety Begets Variety

Pet retailers can build a loyal following of backyard bird watchers by offering the right food and feeders to attract a wide range of avian visitors.

The Four Keys to Success

Experts say presentation, products, pets and passionate personnel are the keys to selling more birds and bird-related supplies

Polly Want a New Cracker?

With a little patience and ingenuity, getting pet birds to try new foods is not quite mission impossible.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

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