Independent pet retailers are facing some challenges, but the exotics category continues to flourish even as prices head higher.
Bird owners are seeking several key features from the playthings they purchase for their pets.
Despite persistent issues with livestock availability and shipping, demand for these pets and the products needed to care for them has been strong.
Keeping bird cages in stock has become trickier for retailers as the popularity of pet birds increases.
Industry insiders discuss ownership trends and issues that the pet bird category is currently facing.
Bird owners are looking to upgrade existing cages and accessories to improve their feathered family members' lives.
Helping bird owners understand their pets' nutritional needs will drive sales in the avian food aisle.
Concerns over livestock availability and competition are causing retailers to get creative and adjust their business models as they relate to pet birds, small animals and herps.
Every year, the most difficult part of the Editors’ Choice Awards is narrowing down our favo…
Retailers that promote the benefits of toys and treats for birds can boost sales while helping to support the well-being of their customers' pets.
The small mammal, herp and avian segments are under pressure, but growing nonetheless.
Customers are increasingly aware of the need for quality housing and enrichment opportunities for their birds.
Retailers and manufacturers inspire consumer demand for higher-quality and more nutritious bird fare.
Manufacturers in the small-animal and companion bird categories weigh in on what to expect in these segments this year.
Stocking up on bird treats and toys that appeal to today's bird owners can do wonders for sales.
Offering a wide selection and adding value to customers' experience are the keys to unlocking success in the bird category.
From hedgehogs and bearded dragons to marsupials and pigeons, pets of every kind are brought…
Independent pet specialty retailers are finding that offering quality yields better sales and provides a competitive advantage in the category.
Both categories have dedicated fan bases and are seeing growth, with pet owners focusing on enrichment and healthful diets.
Providing a variety of toys, treats and chews, while pointing out their desirable attributes, can meet customer demands and increase sales.
This year's Editors' Choice Awards submissions seemed to have something for every pet and owner.
Providing birds with the most natural environment possible is the trend these days when it c…
Think the humanization trend hasn't hit the avian category? Think again.
Bird owners want natural materials and increased interaction potential in perches, swings and playgyms for their feathered friends.