Pet Travel Question: Exporting Birds from Canada

Name: Billie
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog and Parrot
Pet Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier and African Grey Parrot
From: Canada
To: Panama

I am reading that it could be difficult or not possible to move from Canada to Panama with my parrot due to his status on CITES. Is this true? If not what do I need to bring him directly from Canada to Panama by air?

Thank you,

Hi Billie,

Importing pets to Panama
requires some advance planning, and in terms of birds it's best to check the CITES requirements as well as Panama's specific restrictions through the Ministry of Agriculture of Panama City. Since you're traveling with a Staffordshire Terrier, it would also be a good idea to research any possible restrictions you may encounter with airlines, etc. due to various breed restrictions.

We've discussed the general issues that go along with moving birds on our blog, as well. Check out the story of Sparrow, another African Grey Parrot, for some (hopefully) helpful tips.

Contact us if you need anything else, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team




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