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Cut & Trim

Pet retailers looking to add avian services should brush up on the basics of cutting birds’ nails and trimming wings.

The Picky Parrot

Retailers can guide customers through the process of getting finicky parrots on a balanced diet.

Medium-sized Parrots

For most customers, bigger is not always better when it comes to buying a parrot.

Bird Training and Taming

Keeping birds tame in the store requires diligence from employees, but the payoff is worth it.

An Exotic Challenge

Retailers that deal in exotic pets must navigate a jungle of challenges and scrutiny from regulators.

The Perfect Habitat

Retailers should advise bird customers about proper temperature, humidity and lighting requirements.

Budgerigars and Cockatiels

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.

A Poor Excuse

Many pet specialty retailers report various reasons they don't sell wild birdseed, but the truth is they are missing out on a huge industry. By

Avian First-Aid

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.

Toy Stories

When selecting toys for the cage, encourage owners to keep in mind the bird’s species, size, interests and personality.

Deep Cleaning

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.

Bird Keeping Dos (and Don’ts)

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.
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