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Small Animals Category

Oct 5, 2016

On Track with Snacks

It’s a biblical truism that man cannot live on bread alone. Likewise, rabbits, cavies, hamsters, mice and their small mammal brethren crave more than critter kibble and plain pellets to satiate their palates. To make their tiny taste buds truly sing “hallelujah,” our furry friends appreciate treats. Thankfully, there are plenty on the market to […]

Sep 7, 2016

Profiting from Pocket Pets

They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. But a furry friend that fits in the palm of your hand can be worth even more to a retailer—especially if it’s a hamster or gerbil. Undeniably cuddly, compact and cute, gerbils and hamsters are the crowd-pleasing pets that keep customers coming […]

Aug 1, 2016

Ferrets’ Merits

Don’t let their dimensions fool you. Weighing in at a lean four pounds (or under), the lanky-framed ferret may be relatively light in the hand, but they can be a real heavyweight at the cash register. That’s because it’s hard to ignore the ferret’s cuteness quotient, thanks to an irresistibly twee appearance and plush albino […]

Jul 5, 2016

Credible Edibles

It’s been said that if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day. But if you teach a man to fish, you can feed him for a lifetime. That same adage can apply to the world of pet product retailing, particularly when it comes to small animal edibles. Give a customer […]

Jun 1, 2016

Active and Attractive

Fitness and exercise products stress healthy fun for small pets.

May 3, 2016

Mammals off the Mainstream

Sugar gliders, hedgehogs, degus and other small exotics add zest to your livestock.

Apr 1, 2016

Thinking Outside the Bunny Box

Consider cages—and what your customers are willing to pay—carefully.

Mar 1, 2016

The Tooth of the Matter

Newest chew toys and dental products offer lots of bite for your buck.

Feb 1, 2016

The Paper Chase

The dollars and scents of small animal bedding and litter products.

Jan 4, 2016

Think “Chinch” to Cinch Sales

Stocking chinchillas and their products can raise customer interest.

Dec 1, 2015

Gnaw-Inspiring Niche

Hamsters and related products can build a loyal clientele.

Nov 2, 2015

Treat of the Moment

Treats for small animals offer new flavors, shapes and textures