Birds

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 enjoy waking up to the sounds of birds visiting the feeder in their backyard or who get a thrill from bird-watching right from their front…”

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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…”
by Robyn Bright on Mar 1, 2012
“One of the worst things for pet owners to deal with—and a reason they often get rid of their animals—is bad behavior. Unfortunately, it is often the pet owners themselves who are inadvertently encouraging this behavior, and this is particularly true with parrots.Retailers can help bird owners prevent bad behaviors…”