It's called diversifying and lots of companies are doing it to try and stay afloat. Farmers are doing it too by planting their farms with trees that can be chopped down and sold as timber in the future. Mining companies are getting into manufacturing and making lithium ion batteries instead of just selling the ore to the Chinese so they make the money selling the end product.That's insane!
I never have seen an Ace selling live pets or animals for that matter...
And "clean them every 3 months"!? Wth... How would she feel if I put her in a small room and didn't clean it every 3 months.
Ace is a hardware store, not a pet store and they should keep it that way. No reason for them to be selling all those animals and giving advice that is just plain WRONG.