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A typical pet store in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

A pet store or pet shop is a retail business which sells different kinds of animals. Pet stores also sell pet food, supplies, and accessories.


Pet stores commonly sell

and other animals used as live food (called feeders) for reptiles and fish are also usually sold.

Less common in pet stores are larger mammals such as dogs and cats. In the UK and a large number of other European countries, dogs and cats are not sold at pet stores. Exotic pets such as Sugar Gliders, large snakes, and large parrots are available at some pet shops. Because the care of these types of animals is difficult and expensive, these are most often carried only in stores that specialize in exotic animals.

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In computer science

In computer science, a "pet store program" is an example of how to use a particular software framework or set of libraries to build a real program. Its concept is similar to the Hello world program. It has been made popular by Sun Microsystems for illustrating J2EE, and many other vendors followed


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