Pet Client Guide
Hot Dogs! The Top 3 Dog Breeds in the U.S.
Read about America's top three dog breeds, per statistics from the American Kennel Club, along with information about the best retail products and services for these posh pooches.
What's New with Hermit Crabs
Not only are hermit crabs among the most misunderstood and under-appreciated exotic pets, the ways in which they should be cared for is frequently evolving. I spoke with a member of the Hermit Crab Association who provided some updates to an article I wrote previously, to help educate retailers who deal with these crustacean cuties.
About the Bearded Dragon
Learn about the care and feeding of lively, lovable bearded dragons, one of the most popular pet lizards of all.
Best and Worst Pet Fish for Beginners
Beginner fish hobbyists, particularly kids, are very important clientele for local fish stores. Here are some tips for helping them to select the best pet fish and aquarium products.
Meet the Steppe Runner
In case you haven't heard of the steppe runner, the hot new pet reptile, you soon will. Here is info about these up and coming exotic pets.
Rats as Pets: A Brief History
While rats as pets may seem like a new craze, these critters have been popular companion animals off and on since the 1800s. Read all about how these fascinating critters managed to capture the hearts of humans.
Ever popular hamsters have delighted kids and adults alike for years, thanks to their cute appearances, personalities and ease of care. Here is some important info about these adorable pocket pets for retailers.
All About Sugar Gliders
Meet the neat, petite, oh-so-sweet sugar glider, a rising star on the exotic pets horizon. Read all about their care and products they require.
Fabulous Ferrets: Important Info for Pet Shops
Ferrets are very popular pets, for good reason. They're cute, playful and amusing. But they are also high-maintenance pets that require special care. Here is some important info for pet retailers who are interested in dealing with these pets.
Parakeets: Pets that are Lively, Smart and Sweet
Pet parakeets have been delighting pet lovers since ancient times. Here is some info for retailers who wish to deal with these smart, playful, charming critters.
Exotic Pets Profile: Skunks
Despite their stinky reputation, skunks are actually lovely animals that are growing in popularity among exotic pets aficionados. They are smart, affectionate, (and yes) clean, easy to train, but high-maintenance. Here are some important tips for pet retailers about their care.
Pet Rats Profile
Rats as pets have become quite popular for a variety of reasons: These critters are highly intelligent, affectionate, clean, easy to train and totally loveable. Here's the lowdown on these rodents for those who wish to deal with them.
Parade of Exotic Pets
Exotic pets, from birds to bunnies, are growing in popularity, and present a great opportunity for pet shops to expand their inventories and client bases. Learn about some of the most popular small and unique pets.
The Cat House Craze in Japan
The people of Japan really love cats, so much so that a niche market has been created among architects who design fabulous feline-friendly homes. Take a tour of a "cat-tastic" dwelling, fit for kitty kings and queens.
Here's news about the latest trends and developments in the wonderful world of pet reptiles, from snakes, to lizards and tortoises, who are now more popular than ever around the globe.
Exotic Pets Profile: Hermit Crabs
Hermit crabs are very unique pets. They are also highly misunderstood, especially when it comes to their care. Here is a guide for retailers who want to get a claw up on the competition.
Exotic Pets Profile: Charming Chinchillas!
Once prized for their luxurious coats, Chinchillas are now sought-after exotic pets who are smart, gorgeous and fun. Here is their history, and important info about their habits and care.
For the Birds
From parrots to parakeets, birds are ever-popular pets, and there are more great products for them coming onto the market at regular intervals. Here is some important information about what's available, as well as their proper care and feeding.