According to Shyam, the animal lover in my family, the nature of pets we keep in Mumbai is going through a change. He says that docile reptiles, small rodents, etc. are more suited for the matchbox size cages we Mumbaiya human animals live in. So if you plan to open a pet shop, you know what to sell.
Then the dhows from Arabia to Mumbai will be carrying exotic animals and we can even have a life of pi happening.