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Hi, can anyone tell me what the rules are about taking parrots abroad? A friend of mine is moving to Tenerife and needs any information available about the law and restrictions on taking her parrots with her, is it possible, is it expensive, is it advisable as far as the birds welfare is concerned? Any information or suggestions any of you have would be a help, even if someone could point us in the right direction for finding this information, I haven't got a clue where to start.

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Oooh a lot of questions

 

1) as Teneriffe is part of Spain it`s part of the EEC ------------ according to EEC regs. your friend can transport up to 5 pet birds without papers ------------ however what is stated in in theory may be more complicated in practice and the birds may need vetinary clearance before they travel so:-

a) it`s best to contact DEFRA that should not be a problem

B) the authorities in Teneriffe ( they have their own independant government, which is answerable to Spain) ---------that`s where there might be problems however helpfull advice might be available from ----Loro Parque

 

2) travel is usually by Air which means that the birds will be subject to IATA regs ,& have to travel in the pressurised hold ----------again Loro Parque may be able to advise

 

3)welfare ----- which will be more stressfull for the birds ------ a permament change of owner or a long air trip ?

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i moved to france in 1985 and there was no problems at all, my friend actually bought the dogs to me by the ferry, its a problem though should u wish to bring them back to the uk, rather than flying why not drive? If you had a van the birds could stay in thier cages? I did come back to the uk to buy a dog and all things were done as they should be, when i arrived at the ferry i was put in a dog lane? I had a sticker on the windscreen and was parked near the lorries not the cars at the other side I wasn't asked at all for papers, if you drove maybe you could come in by france then no one is any the wiser, its not dodgy, no one would ask any questions. I am sure birds are no different to dogs exceppt maybe chickens!

freda

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:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: sorry Freda but border control at Gibralter for the North African crossing is rather strict and that would involve the birds going into quarentine when they arrived in the Canariry Islands as the countries in N.Africa are outside of the EEC .

 

Also since 1985 Bird Flu H5N1 has apeared on the scene and things are a bit stricter :o

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Hi Mandy,

 

Jetsetpets are a pet moving specialist, I have got quotes from about five companies for moving my parrots to Canada, and they were the cheapest by a mile!

 

You will need airline approved carriers and they supply them as part of the price. Good luck!

 

Rachel

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