Interest in the hobby is growing strongly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and retailers have become essential providers of reptile dietary products.
Two industry experts offer their take on how sales, livestock and product trends.
Demand for premium dietary products is high among herp hobbyists.
Retailers anticipate demand for terrariums and paludariums will remain steady, as interest in the hobby surges despite challenges.
How retailers can capture repeat sales in the herp food category.
Independent retailers have the advantage offering live foods, and customers are eating up all things reptilian and amphibian.
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.
Most herp retailers rely on live dietary offerings to maintain margins and provide superior service to customers.
Every year, the most difficult part of the Editors’ Choice Awards is narrowing down our favo…
The small mammal, herp and avian segments are under pressure, but growing nonetheless.
Natural terrarium and paludarium setups with live plants and bioactive environments are increasingly popular and are helping retailers grow sales.
Category Sees Growing Demand, Sales
New tech and ideas are driving the herp industry in positive directions as the hobby goes mainstream, industry experts report.
Terrarium and paludarium setups inspired by nature are stoking hobbyists' imaginations and boosting retailers' sales.
Customers are increasingly focused on giving their herptile pets a wide variety of healthful, natural food options and supplements.
Naturalistic setups are increasingly popular, and customers are looking for inspiration and insight from retailers.
From hedgehogs and bearded dragons to marsupials and pigeons, pets of every kind are brought…
The market for herps and related supplies is strong, and stocking a variety of dietary offer…
Natural & Variety Lead in Sales
Today's herp habitats are designed for the maximum comfort of their residents and the viewing enjoyment of pet owners.
While the category is strong and new hobbyists are buying reptiles, challenges with livestock supply and legislative changes loom on the horizon.
Solid husbandry and savvy promotion help drive livestock sales and build long-term relationships with customers.
Livestock brings customers in to pet specialty stores, but the right equipment keeps them coming back for more.
Naturalistic decorations and functional items dominate the marketplace in herp terrariums.
This year's Editors' Choice Awards submissions seemed to have something for every pet and owner.
Manufacturers are seeing a number of trends in the herp substrate, lighting and heating cate…
Herp product trends point to natural-looking environments that are both pleasing to look at and good for the health of the animal.
Keeping your store filled with everything a herp lover desires will have them coming back for more
In meeting customers' needs, the herp hobby welcomes sleek new enclosure offerings of both fanciful and realistic décor.