Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Sep 1, 2015
“  When it comes to toys, one name has always fired my imagination: FAO Schwarz. The New York City flagship store’s appearances in movies always made it seem larger than life, and it became so well-known that it became a must-see tourist destination. In 2012, Frederick August Otto Schwarz, founder and namesake of the store, who died in 1911, was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame by the Toy Industry Association. I recently…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on Aug 1, 2015
“The habitat or cage is one of the largest purchases a small-animal owner will make and one of the biggest sales in the department. One of the best ways to encourage cage sales is to carry a large selection that ensures every customer will find a product they like. Fortunately,…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Jun 30, 2015
“These days, there are diets for almost all small pets, and these products include all the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals. Most of the time, these diets do not need to be supplemented. However, illness, injury, stress, pregnancy and aging can increase an animal’s need for certain nutrients. Supplementation…”
by Debbie Ducommun on May 28, 2015
“Small-animal pets fall into three groups when it comes to diet. Rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, degus and prairie dogs are herbivores. Ferrets are carnivores, and the small rodents—rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils—are omnivores. Most small, exotic pets are omnivores, with a few exceptions. Knowing the natural diet their ancestors would…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Apr 27, 2015
“One of the most important sales retailers can make to small-animal owners is bedding and litter. Cage odor is one of the main complaints customers have about small pets. In fact, if this problem is bad enough, it can actually cause some people to get rid of their small pets.…”