Pet retailers looking to add avian services should brush up on the basics of cutting birds’ nails and trimming wings.
Retailers can guide customers through the process of getting finicky parrots on a balanced diet.
For most customers, bigger is not always better when it comes to buying a parrot.
Keeping birds tame in the store requires diligence from employees, but the payoff is worth it.
Retailers that deal in exotic pets must navigate a jungle of challenges and scrutiny from regulators.
Retailers should advise bird customers about proper temperature, humidity and lighting requirements.
These popular birds make up over half the bird species owned, which makes it imperative that retailers cater to these creatures in their bird departments.
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Retailers can help the owners of sick or injured birds by assessing the problem and, if need be, recommending a visit to a local avian veterinarian.
When selecting toys for the cage, encourage owners to keep in mind the bird’s species, size, interests and personality.
Birds have a sensitive respiratory system that is susceptible to air quality, so owners and retailers need to act with care when cleaning their cages.
Retailers who educate their customers on the basic dos and don’ts of bird keeping will help ensure that both bird and owner are happy.