Katabon Fish & Pet Animal Market

A variety of colorful fishes or chirpings of different motley birds must draw your attention while passing through the Katabon street adjoining Dhaka University. It is a well arranged and attractive market full of pet animals and birds developed in Dhaka University market area and known as ‘Katabon Fish and Pet Animal Market’.

 

 

 

Address and Location:

Dhaka University market, Katabon, Dhaka-1205.

You can come easily to this market through different ways as it is located in the Dhaka University area. To the East is the DU Campus, Nilkhet and New Market are to the west, to the South is the location of BUET and Palashi road while Hatirpul, Elephant road and Shahbag areas are to the North.

Infrastructures and Environment:

The market is a two-storied building. It spreads over from from Katabom Signal to Nilkhet and Dhanmondi Thana. There are four staircases in this market to go to the 1st floor; one is near the Katabon Signal, two in the middle of the market and another one stands opposite to the Women’s hostel. The market is shaped like a bow. There is an unhindered environment full of light and air in this market. Spacious street and footpath make your movement easy. As the pavement is above the level of the main street, rainwater cannot enter inside the market in the rainy days; besides, there is a well drainage system to remove the rain water.

Shops:

No. of total shops: 365

No. of running shops: 300

No. of Pet shops: 65

Some reputed pet shops are:

  1. Khaja Aquarium
  2. Somudra Bilash
  3. Red-sea Aquarium
  4. Discuss Aquarium
  5. Washing  Wall
  6. Fish World
  7. Angel Aquarium
  8. Black-sea Aquarium
  9. Motso Mela
  10. Ocean World

 

  1. Othoy Enterprise
  2. Fish Corner
  3. Dream Bird
  4. Red-sea Bird
  5. Pet Corner
  6. Priti Birds
  7. Bird Planet
  8. Mini Hobby Zoo
  9. Sea Palace
  10. Birds  Palace

 

What can be found here: Almost all types of pets, such as, birds, fishes, dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles and even monkeys are found in this market. Prices of some these pets are like as follows:

Animals:

       Name of the animals

 Price range

  • Cats-local and foreign

tk500 –tk5000

  • Cats-special high breed

tk5000-tk60000

  • Fowls-local and foreign

tk500-tk3000

  • Rabbits

tk300-tk600

  • Rabbits and Guineapigs-Special species

tk250-tk1200

  • White rats

tk50-tk200

  • Quell birds

tk60-tk100

 

Fishes:

    Name of the fishes

No. of species

Price range(per pair)

  • Gold fish

20

tk40-tk1000

  • Angel

5

tk50-tk200

  • Sword Tail

10

tk50-tk150

  • Puppy

5

tk30-tk100

  • Parrot fish

3

tk300-tk2000

  • Cardinal

5

tk100-tk200

  • Red Carp

5

tk50-tk2000

  • Silver Arona

3

tk2000-tk50000

Around 100-120 species of colorful fishes are found in this market. Besides, you can find here some rare species of sea-animals like turtles, snails, crabs, star fish etc.

Birds:

    Name of birds

No. of species

Price range(per pair)

  • Bojrica

5

tk400-tk700

  • Fizz

10

tk300-tk2000

  • Love Bird

20

tk1500-tk3000

  • Pocatello

10

tk2000-tk5000

  • Java Sparrow

5

tk1500-tk30000

  • Parrot

4

tk200-tk500

  • Myna

3

tk500-tk2000

  • Pigeon

10

tk200-tk5000

Australian Love Bird is a very popular species. Besides, Macao, Gray bird are very expensive species that can cost you tk2000000/pair; keep in mind that these rare and expensive birds delivered upon advance order. Here, birds are mainly imported from India, Pakistan, Australia and China.

Dogs:

Various local, foreign, high breed and rare species of dogs are found in this market. Among these species, there are German Shepherd, Spitz, Doberman, Golden Retriever, Park, Sarail etc. Price ranges from tk5000-tk 50000.

 

Aquarium and others:

Here you can find small and large fish aquariums. Different sizes of these aquariums will cost you from tk2000-tk50000. Necessary accessories for aquariums like stones and pebbles, oxygen and show pieces are also sold here. You will also find cages, chains and belts for your pets in this market.

Foods and medicines for your pets: 

The sellers of this market make sure that you will find available safe food and medicine for your pets. They collect foods and medicines according to the guidance of different relevant books and manuals. Price of Bird’s food is minimum tk20 and maximum tk200 per packet while a packet of food for your fish will costs you from tk40 to tk 300. For dogs and other animals, the shopkeepers will provide you necessary instructions about food .

Parking:  

Parking space is available in front of the market.

Security and fire safety:

There are security guards for the market, but no fire safety arrangement.

Management Committee:

Dhaka University Authority supervises the management activities of this market.

Payment:

Only cash payment is received here.

Food Corner:

There are some tea-stalls, fast food shops and restaurants around this market for the convenience of the customers.

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