Pet Travel Question: Moving a Bird to Portugal

Name: Elizabeth
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Parrot
Pet Breed: Sun Conure
From: Providence, Rhode Island
To: Portugal

How and what do I need to move my pet bird to Portugal with me?


Hi Elizabeth!

Exotic relocations generally require more planning time and some careful research; in this case, you’ll need to obtain import and export CITES permits. Contact the Portugal Ministry of Agriculture for more information.

Find out more about how to ship a bird on our blog, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for the question, and good luck!


PetRelocation Team





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By Mark Howieson Lothian on July 10, 2018 at 4:51 am

Hi,we are thinking of relocating to Portugal,would I be able to take my budgie with us...Thanks.

By Thomas Leader on February 28, 2018 at 9:20 am

We are contemplating relocating to Portugal but only if we can take our,: 3 dogs 2 rabbits 7 birds 1 tortoiseCAN WE?

By Christina at PetRelocation on February 28, 2018 at 11:23 am

Hi Thomas! This can be done (assuming none of your dogs' breeds are banned in Portugal), but the process and its complexity will depend on whether or not any of your birds or your tortoise are CITES protected. This would require more paperwork and expense to export and import them and extend your preparation timeline. If you would like to provide some additional information to us by filling out this form, we provide complimentary pet move consultations. In the meantime, you can view the general requirements for importing pets to Portugal here. We look forward to hearing from you!

By safaa salaheldin on October 5, 2017 at 5:33 am

hi all, i want to ask how to cargo birds from portugal?

By on October 5, 2017 at 10:17 am

Hello Safaa, thanks for the question!

Many things determine what is needed to move your bird. For example, is your bird a CITES-listed species? If so, you may need to meet some additional requirements to move your bird internationally. Also, you will need to follow the import requirements for birds to enter whatever country you are looking to take your bird to.

We recommend reading more about bird travel on our blog here to get things started. If you need further guidance or would be interested in hiring a company to help, please reach out to us here.

Good luck with everything!

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