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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.

Meal Planning

Retailers can educate small-pet owners on the best way to purchase food to ensure quality and freshness.

The Best Bedding

Because of the wide variety of litter products available, customers might need the help of a knowledgeable retailer to pick the product that is best for them.

Finer Dining

Retailers can boost sales by offering small-pet owners a variety of water bottle and food dish options and educating them on their pets' needs.

Making a Mark

A new discovery makes it even more clear how important gnawing is to rodent pets.

Hay for Play

While hay is a staple food for rabbits and herbivorous rodents, retailers can also recommend it for smaller rodents as a way to enrich their lives.

Keeping it Fresh

Offering new products as they become available helps keep the small-animal department exciting.

Games Pets Play

Retailers can help strengthen the bonds between customers and their small animals by educating pet owners on toys and the benefits of interactive play.

Ferrets in Focus

New products in the ferret category not only improve pets' health, but also help them fit in better with their owners' lifestyles.

Covering the Essentials

Hamsters and gerbils may be small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, but the market offers a large variety of products to keep them happy and healthy.
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