Pet lovers, perk up! The much-awaited Splash Expo, a pet and aqua show organised by Kozhikode-based NGO ‘Sandhvanam’, began at Marine Drive on Wednesday.
The exhibition showcases over 1,000 rare varieties of fish, including the flower horn, black ghost, blue dolphin and lion head variety, among others. The show, which will be open for public viewing till April 22, has a variety of love birds that are reasonably priced.
The South African Blue and Gold Macaw, a tamed bird of South African origin, was the major attraction on the first day of the show and spectators were given a photo op with the bird.
“We have also displayed aquariums and cages that are modern and easy to maintain,” said V P Prinson, organiser of the show.
Various aquarium products, filters and accessories and pet supplies are also available.Exotic collections priced high are available for those who are eyeing to own a bird.
Dove varieties such as American fantail and Australian gold were the favourite pick. African grey parrots and java finches are the other two species that attracted people.
“The lovebirds are in demand here. They are doughty birds which have immunity to escape common infections and can survive well in our climate,” Prinson added.
Mayor Tony Chamanny inaugurated the show on Wednesday.