With parakeets and cockatiels making up the vast majority of bird sales in the U.S., retailers need to be prepared to inform and supply new parrot owners to help them be successful with these species.
By providing invaluable support to breeders, knowledgeable retailers can secure a supply of local birds and grow their customer base.
With their big, playful personalities, conures can make an excellent pet for both experienced and first-time bird owners.
Parakeets and cockatiels may be diminutive in size, but retailers that are able to sell them stand to make big sales while gaining loyal customers.
Retailers should keep in mind the animal lovers who are as passionate about the wild birds that visit their backyards as they are about their in-home pets.
Elevating merchandising and marketing strategies can have a direct impact on a retailer’s bottom line.
In order to feed pet birds properly, owners need to be as particular about how they feed their avian charges as they are about what they feed them.
Bird owners need to be equipped with both the right first-aid tools and an understanding of when and how to use them in order to deal with emergencies quickly and effectively.
Pet birds need the right foods, and in appropriate amounts suitable for their particular species, in order to thrive and stay healthy.
A pet bird’s cage should be chosen with great care and attention to detail to ensure its health, safety and quality of life.
Pet owners need to understand some key points about avian behavior in order to build a healthy and happy relationship with their pets.
Retailers can help arm customers with all the tools, accessories and information they need for safe and stress-free travel with their pet birds.
Finches and canaries, with their multitude of winning characteristics from vibrant colors to singing abilities, make wonderful pets for the right owners.
Pet specialty stores are the No. 1 resource for pet owners looking for the perfect collection of toys for their birds.
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.
In order to meet bird-owning consumers’ needs, pet specialty stores need to stock a comprehensive and quality assortment of bird food and supplies.
Retailers have much to gain by stocking products for the many consumers who enjoy caring for and feeding wild birds.
A combination of a strong, attractively merchandised product assortment and an effective sales staff can help make a retailer’s bird department take flight.
Ensuring that pet birds are receiving appropriate amounts of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D is key to maintaining their health.
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.