Breeder's of Eclectus Parrots, Timneh African Grey, Great Billed Parrot, Cape Parrot
THIS PAGE IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS
Travel Cages and Backpacks:
The best kennels for flying are the
Kennel Aires, Vari-Kennel or the Furraris. They are harder and
have places for the screws to secure the tops to the bottoms. They
are also narrower so you are less likely to get dinged extra money for a
kennel that is too wide. They also come with the "LIVE
ANIMAL" stickers inside.
Pet Sitters Info
When Going Across 'the Line'
This is what they told me you need to travel in the USA with your pet parrot:
1. Canadian Health Certificate.
2. A Pet Passport. They told me to contact Rosemary Young at Canadian CITES. (She is in the Winnipeg office. I am in Manitoba).
3. A USA import/export permit. He called it a WBCA. This allows you to import (go to the USA) and export (go back to Canada) with your pet bird.
4. You need to make appointments with the Port Vets (at the border) for crossing. (*)
5. This paperwork is apparently good for 3 years.
6. You have to do a USDA vet check at the border. Make an appointment ahead of time for him to meet you there. It sounded like this was different than the Port Vet.
7. When you fill out the WBCA you need to list all the borders you plan on crossing at.
8. (*) This is where there was some differing of opinions. The Canadian vet for the CFIA said you do not need a vet check on the Canadian side when coming back into Canada with your pet. He said you do need proof of ownership from Canada. They need to know that you didn't purchase the bird in the USA. He recommended stopping on the Canadian side before going into the USA for verification that you had the bird with you when you cross into the USA.
He also said you are not allowed to be gone more than 30 days. After that I guess the whole quarantine issue comes up.
Both the USA USDA vet and the Canadian CFIA vet were present during this discussion with me.
Hope this is helpful,
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