Pet Travel Question: Moving Birds to India

Hi PetRelocation,

I bought one green parrot here in Dubai and want to take this parrot to my home in India. What documents are required and which airlines can I choose from?


Someone told me that I need to prepare a document like a passport for my parrot, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my parrot home.



Hello Flavy,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time due to the threat of Avian Flu. Sorry to be the bearer of this news.

In general, international bird travel requires plenty of planning and attention to detail (but isn't necessarily impossible), so we suggest taking a look at these bird travel tips if you ever decide to move to a different place with your parrot. 
If you have other pets you may be moving to India, take a loot at the India pet import requirements along with these frequently asked pet travel questions. When traveling with pets, it's important to research all rules and requirements, choose a pet friendly airline, and purchase an airline approved pet travel crate. 

Please let us know if you have any questions about this, and if you ever need pet transport assistance in the future, you're welcome to reach out to us here for a consultation. 

Good luck and thanks again for reaching out!
Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Flavy

From: Dubai, UAE

To: Mangalore, India

Pet: Green Parrot (Mittu)

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2011 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team







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By Chandan Biswas on June 5, 2018 at 5:12 am

Hi, I would like to ask as well as I Import Pigeon from Bangladesh to India, Is it possible?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on June 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Unfortunately, no. Birds are not allowed to be imported to India at this time.

By Rohith on May 30, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Hi I'm planing to brings poultry eggs from USA to india. Is that possible? I contacted indian customes and they asked me to contact FSSI(food safety and standards of india) but those guys don't even have email to contact and their number in the website is not working. How ever i saw bringing endangered or erotic birds needs Clarence except poultry so am i allowed to bring Roosters with papers?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on May 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Hi Rohith! Thanks for your comment. We only handle the transportation of dogs & cats to India. For specific information, you might want to reach out to the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries in India as they might be able to assist. Hope this helps!

By Camelia De Luca on April 6, 2018 at 1:06 am

Hello I would like to ask as well I got 2 birds one cocktail and one canari in Abu Dhabi and we are leaving to Bahrain kindly please advice what is the way I wouldn't like to leave them behind and I can not only take one they used to be together.Thank you waiting your kind response

By Maegan at PetRelocation on April 9, 2018 at 9:28 am

Hi Camelia, Thanks for your question! We'd suggest reviweing the export requirements of moving birds out of UAE and into Bahrain. You can find the United Arab Emirates Export Requirements here. It also might be best to hire a local company to assist with the transport. If you'd like a quote for our services, feel free to fill out our . Arrrange A Move form here. Thanks!

By Naveen Kumar on April 2, 2018 at 10:22 am

I am presently in Nigeria & soon shifting to Ghana, I would like to take my 2 African Grey Parrots to either to India and keep it there permanently or shift them to Ghana.Kinldy suggest the best possible ways.

By Sandip on March 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

Hi, is this possible to import a pair of lop eared rabbits from Australia to india ?

By Christina at PetRelocation on March 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Hello Sandip! Thank you for your question. Only dogs and cats can be imported to India at this time, so you would not be able to move rabbits there.

By shameer on March 17, 2018 at 8:12 pm

Hey just want to check with you guys, I am planning to take my Cockatoo to india , is it possible to take it back to india ?

By Lakshay on March 15, 2018 at 8:42 am

i have a pet bird he is Alexandrian parrot can we move India to Canada with it.

By Shumaila on March 14, 2018 at 5:03 pm

Hi,I have macaw parrot in pakistan,Can I import the parrot in hand carry from Pakistan to Melbourne? if yes then how much the charges and what things I need to submit to the custom and quarantine department of Australia.cheers

By Maegan at PetRelocation on March 15, 2018 at 8:52 am


Unfortunately, birds are not allowed into Australia from Pakistan. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. If you need additional clarification, feel free to reach out to DAFF. Good luck!

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