The small animal and exotics categories are growing, and SuperZoo
is the place to learn about the latest trends and developments
in these segments.
Critter Alley Catches Attention
SHOPPING THE SHOW FLOOR
By Ethan D. Mizer
When it comes to small animals, birds and ex- otic pets, SuperZoo’s
Critter Alley Neighborhood,
located in Hall C, is the ideal
place for show attendees to
find out about the latest de-
velopments in the categories.
At this year’s show, attendees
can see a host of new products,
as well as a variety of species
available from distributors.
“We always bring a wide
range of live reptiles and prod-
uct to display in Critter Alley,”
said Scott Wesley, co-owner of
LLLReptile and Supply Co.
and Vista Pet Supply (booth
4047), headquartered in
The section has a great deal
to offer buyers in the herp are-
na, exhibitors report, as the cat-
egory expands and evolves to
adapt to changing trends.
“Ball pythons have been
the king of snakes for the last
decade,” Wesley said. “While
this trend will hold, other
snakes are coming back in a
big way. King snakes and milk
snakes, in particular, are very
popular again. I advise retailers frequently to expand this
category more. The ones that
have, absolutely have seen an
increase in sales.”
Wesley displays unique
hand-built vivariums to give
retailers an idea of what they
can do in their stores with various new products available on
Feeder species are also on
display in Critter Alley, as
breeders offer new and traditional selections.
“We’re concentrating on
raising the best brown crickets and feeder worms,” said
Jack Armstrong, owner of
West Monroe, La.-based Armstrong’s Cricket Farm (booth
4171). “We’re seeing some
negative reactions to a new
species of cricket in the feeder
insect market. … [Brown crick-
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