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 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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By Christina at PetRelocation on March 5, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Hi Johnson,

Thanks for your question! India does not allow the import of birds, so unfortunately this will not be possible.

By Ravi on March 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

I’m leaving in mumbai india I wanted to buy a parrot from Thailand can you advise me about required procedures and documentation. And my present is necessary while traveling that bird,

By Christina at PetRelocation on March 5, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Hi Ravi,

Birds cannot be imported to India. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!

By Nagendra babi on February 21, 2018 at 10:54 am

Sir i have an Indonesian cock that I bought from Indonesia . Come to india

By Christina at PetRelocation on February 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

Hi Nagendra,

Unfortunately, India does not allow the import of birds. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!

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