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Bedding Basics

Offering a wide choice of bedding and litter products will ensure that customers find one that works well for them, encouraging repeat sales.

Bowl Them Over

Understanding small animals' needs, as well as the various features and uses of the bowls and bottles used to give them food and water, is key to boosting sales in this category.

Playing with Your Food

A strong, diverse assortment of chew toys for small animals can encourage pet owners to shop regularly for these essential items.

Having a Hay Day

Retailers who give their customers different hay options can boost sales, as well as help improve the diets of small herbivores.

Two of a Kind

Various lifestyle needs of rabbits and guinea pigs give retailers the opportunity to increase sales.

Feeding Ferrets

Encouraging ferret owners to buy more than one type of food can have several benefits for ferrets.

On the Road

By educating small-pet owners about the joys of traveling with their pets, retailers can encourage the sale of travel products.

Pocket Pet Products

A variety of products are available to complement the lifestyles of hamsters and gerbils, and enrich their environments.

Ferret Fun

Ferrets are probably the most playful small pets, and retailers can encourage sales by displaying a wide variety of toys.

Wild & Dangerous Regulation

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

Home Expansion

Larger cages for small animals are trending up, but retailers will need to be prepared to answer customers' many questions about suitable habitats and their features.

A Tropical Boost

Nutritional powerhouses, such as coconut oil, can be a boost for small-animal health.
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