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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.

Fresher Pets

To help control pet odors, retailers should offer a wide range of products for use on floors, carpets, in cages, and even on the pets themselves.

Unwrapped Opportunity

Pet-themed giftware offers pet specialty retailers high margins, making it a lucrative category-especially during the holiday season.

House Hunting

Retailers can offer customers a wide variety of cages and habitats for small animals, in wood, metal and plastic, providing everything pet owners want and need.

Supplements Step Up

An increasing number of dietary supplements on the market offer more opportunities for retailers to help solve health problems in small pets.

Premium Variety

Retailers that know how to read the ingredient labels of small pet foods are in a better position to choose which products to stock, and guide customers in buying for their pets.

Green Gaining Ground

The growing desire for eco-friendly products opens the way for sales of many small animal bedding and litter products.

Reduce, Reuse, Re-think

Small animal owners are thinking green, while choosing old-fashioned products.

Hay for Health

Understanding the unique digestive system of herbivores can help retailers sell more hay.

Who Chews?

Most species of small pets enjoy chew toys, but rodents comprise the largest market for these products.

Leaps & Bounds

A new trend in teaching tricks, agility and competitive jumping to rabbits and guinea pigs opens a whole new market to pet retailers.

Play Safe

Manufacturers offer a plethora of toy options that are pet-safe, ecologically sound and can entertain small pets for hours.
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