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Small-Mammal Hideout Tips and Information

Hideout Types

  • Tunnels and things to run through.
  • Items shaped like objects for humans, such as huts and houses.
  • Logs, nests and other things found in nature.
  • Kid-appealing items, such as robots and trains.
  • Hideouts with nutritious ingredients.
  • Products containing natural ingredients

Ways to Encourage Customers to Nibble on Add-On Sales

  • Show Off the Product: Retailers who use their products in their live-animal displays typically sell more hideout inventory.
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  • Shake up the Shelf: Merchandising edible hideouts near other consumables can spur consumer interest in the product line.
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  • Get Talking: Use shelf talkers and product packaging to attract attention to the category.
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  • Educate Often: Informing customers that their pocket pets need these products to complete their habitats helps increase sales.
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  • Keep Up on Changes: Look to manufacturers for up-to-date information on ingredients, styles and new features of these product lines.



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