by Robyn Bright on Sep 30, 2012
“Accidents happen. Even the most conscientious pet owners and retailers can experience an emergency with a pet bird, whether in the store, at home or while traveling. Knowing what needs to be done as soon as something bad occurs can, in many cases, be the only way to save a bird’s life. Retail employees need to know how to handle an emergency if it happens at the store, and what to ask and tell a…”

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by Robyn Bright on Sep 1, 2012
“Pet specialty retailers searching for a reason to devote valuable shelf space to wild bird products need look no further—recent statistics give all the evidence needed.According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “more than 82 million Americans feed wild birds.” That adds up to a lot of people who…”
by Robyn Bright on Aug 1, 2012
“Years ago, when I worked as a veterinary technician, I was surprised how little nutrition seemed to come into play during the treatment of cats and dogs, unless it was an obvious dietary problem like obesity. When I asked the veterinarians about this, they noted that very little of their…”
by Robyn Bright on Jul 1, 2012
“The least favorite job of most pet owners and pet store personnel is cleaning the cages, aquariums, litter boxes and so on, but it is a crucial task. In order to keep our pets healthy, their environments must be kept unsoiled and fresh. Considering that birds are among the messiest…”
by Robyn Bright on May 1, 2012
“Judging from the new bird cages and playpens on display at Global Pet Expo 2012, held in Orlando, Fla., the latest designs lean toward the practical, with a focus on products that are easy to set up and clean. Of course, colors and shapes have changed to keep up with…”