Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Herptiles

Old World Corn Snakes

Corn snakes may be the gold standard of snakes in the pet trade, but the world of rat snakes has so much more to offer.

An In-Store Education

Retailers should be as proactive as possible in educating their customers on the husbandry of species they sell.

Booming Baby Turtles

The laws on selling baby turtles are clear and specific, and responsible pet retailers need to understand those parameters and how to operate within them.

Herp Trek: The Next Generation

As more kids take an interest in herp-keeping, it is wise for retailers to tailor their businesses to appeal to children and their parents.

A Dip in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean tortoise offers turtle lovers a variety of fascinating alternatives to the beloved box turtle.

Wintertime Sleepers

There is a right way and many wrong ways to hibernate-or rather, brumate-a pet reptile, if it is even necessary at all.

Sensational Salamanders

Aquatic salamanders and newts inspire awe and wonder, and retailers would be wise to consider them a must-have in their aquatics section.

Shedding Light on LEDs

According to Rita Zarate, vice president of sales and marketing for Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc., LED lighting provides functional benefits to terrariums and value to the owners of herptile pets.

Righteous Rat Snakes

American rat snakes are as varied as they are fascinating, and a cool selection of these animals is sure to impress more than a few customers.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

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

Herps and the Law

Pet specialty retailers in the herp arena need to know and live by the law, while also staying on top of pending legislation that threatens the hobby.

The Exotic Exotics

These shudder-inducing creatures may not appeal to everyone, but there is demand for some less-celebrated invertebrates that have crept into the pet trade.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


March 2018


  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
25 26 27 28 01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

Mini Australian Shepherd Teddy Cut

The “teddy cut” is a versatile, all-over haircut that is perfect for active, thick-coated mini Australian shepherds.

The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The 2018 Pet Business Top 25 Retailers list shows that North America’s largest pet store chains continued to experience phenomenal growth over the past year—a trend that shows no signs of slowing.

The Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America

The latest edition of Pet Business’ Top 25 Retailers list is populated with powerhouse pet store chains that continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

General Mills Acquires Blue Buffalo

General Mills, Inc. and Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement under which General Mills will acquire Blue Buffalo for $40 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $8 billion.

Hand-Stripping the Cairn Terrier

Hand-stripping is a technique that can really set a groomer apart from the competition.
Edit Module