African Love Birds
If you have a love for pets and want to experience something incredible, then a visit to the Mascan Chavadi Amman street or simply known as Kozhi Market (an illegal bird and pet market) near Broadway is a visual treat of a multitude of colors and shapes. You will definitely amazed at the sheer variety of birds available for sale. The pet trade and marketing exists at Mascan Chavadi Amman street has been around for several years. The animals include dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and mice. The market is busy during sundays. From buyer side demand exists for African Macaw (a pair of African Macaws was sold at Rs 18,000), Bengali Finches (Costs Rs.300/- only), Cockatiels, Racing Pigeons, Fighting Roosters, Police Cap Hens and the ubiquitous African Love Birds. Love birds and other fancy birds are brought in from Africa on ships. Sale of Fighting Roosters and Racing Pigeons are banned and yet the market encourages the trade of trained roosters and pigeons at a highest cost. There are buyers to pay any amount for their favorite species. Both buyers and sellers never follow any trade rules or regulations or certifications or follow-ups.
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Vendors peddling various pet species of animals and they are cautious with journalists. PhotoWalkers: Beware of these suspicious vendors and it is very difficult to cross the market without their cooperation. Explain them that photoWalkers are harmless creatures and the visit to the market is with good intention. Once if they are convinced their co-opeartion will be warm and courteous. You can learn about variety of pet animals and birds, rates for bird species, color and other attraction and ownership trends. In a small lane, near to the Kozhi market, there are number of butcher shops trading meat and broiler chicken.