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Wild & Dangerous Regulation

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

Getting First-Aid Right

Retailers can arm pet owners with accurate information and the right first-aid products necessary to address a range of avian injuries or emergencies.

Nutritionally Sound

For optimal health, pet birds need to be provided with a well-rounded, species-specific diet that meets all their needs.

The Right Real Estate

Cage manufacturers are offering today's pet bird owners a wide range of choices when it comes to housing their feathered friends.

Welcoming New Arrivals

Knowing how to both properly receive new birds and then care for them in a home is critical for pet specialty retailers.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Retailers need to understand what their customers are looking for in a pet bird in order to make a mutually beneficial match.

Parrot Playgrounds

All birds need toys to stay happy and active, but having a dedicated play space can be essential to a parrot's wellbeing.

Building the Nest

Bird owners should understand that having a comfy home with all the necessary comforts is as important to birds as it is to humans.

Look Out Below

There are plenty of ways to line a bird's cage, but well-informed retailers can help customers find the most appropriate choice for their individual needs.

Customers Go Wild

Bird enthusiasts who revel in caring for local wild life are driving the market for quality wild-bird feed, feeders and accessories.

A Special Calling

Whether a retailer is a bird-only specialty store or a full-time shop with a penchant for selling feathered pets and the associated supplies, the store's success depends on its ability to offer customers some key services and products.

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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