Exotic bird over Rs. 100,000 up for sale in Jaipur

August 5th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI  

By Lokendra Singh

Jaipur, Aug 5 (ANI): An increasing number of bird lovers in Jaipur city are getting drawn to buy exotic birds unmindful of their high prices.

The residents are showing interest in these birds no matter they may cost them Rs. one lakh or above.

Different types of parrots, like the Macaw, Cockatoos, Parakeets, Cockatiels and Conures are favourites among bird enthusiasts.

“Their (parrots/macaw) specialty is that they learn to talk very soon. They are big in size and they speak very clearly, like a human. They are very intelligent and they are very good pets because they never leave their home,” said Arvind Sharma, a bird seller.

The quality of voice modulation and imitation makes these parrots very lovable and desirable pets, despite their high prices.

Also beautiful fantail pigeons, lovebirds, pheasants and other exotic birds, which have been brought to India from all over the world, are also available.

“Exotic birds are those which are found very rarely, even in foreign countries. We have brought these birds to India so that people will know about them and keep them as pets. We raise all these birds ourselves, and feed them with by hand too. They do not bite and they speak very nicely if you teach them,” said Utkarsh Rathore, a bird seller.

More than 10,000 exotic birds are bred every year in many Indian cities, including Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata. (ANI)

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