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.



Thanks,

Flavy







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.

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:


Pet:

Birds

Country:

India

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By shafeeque on February 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

hi sir iam planing for olnine buying parrot from ukrainits leagal or illeagal ? pleas help me
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on February 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

Hi Shafeeque! We specialize in the safe transport of pets, so would not be an expert source of advice on legal matters like this. We do caution against purchasing pets online, as birds in particular can be very complicated to relocate and this could be a scam. Birds also cannot be imported to India, if that’s where you currently reside. Sorry we can't be of more assistance on this topic!
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By Valerie on February 12, 2018 at 1:30 am

I want to relocate sparrows from Mumbai to my village in Goa as the sparrow breed has just dissappeared. There is not a singled sparrows to be seen. Can I do this and what r the rules to be followed. Thanks
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By Mohamed ibrahim Basir ahamed on January 20, 2018 at 4:31 am

Hi PetRelocation,I have one pigeon here in Dubai and want to take this pigeon 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 pigeon, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my pigeon home.Thanks, mohamed ibrahim
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on January 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

Hi Mohamed,

Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!
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By Afzal mohammed on January 18, 2018 at 4:41 am

Hi there I am living in kuwait and want to take my pet African grey parrot to india Please reply me with proper guidelines Thanks
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on January 18, 2018 at 9:05 am

Hi Afzal! Unfortunately birds cannot be imported to India at this time. Sorry we can't be more helpful on this topic!
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By Mujeeb Rahman on January 5, 2018 at 6:08 am

Sir,I am Mujeeb Rahman from Riyadh, KSA.Is it still banned to import birds from Saudi Arabia to India? I have a Green Ring Neck Parrot in Riyadh. Now i would like to send him to India, Please advice if there any possibility.Thanks and regards Mujeeb Rahman
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on January 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

Hello Mujeeb,

Good question. Yes, importing birds is still banned in India.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news!
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By Ranganadh on December 22, 2017 at 10:58 am

Hi i need import hen (rooster) eggs from Philippines it will possible? any chance
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By bethany@petrelocation.com on December 26, 2017 at 9:22 am

Hello Ranganadh, thanks for reaching out!

Unfortunately, it is only currently possible to import cats and dogs into India. We're not sure when or if this ban will ever be lifted.

We wish we had better news for you and wish you the best of luck!
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By Mohammed Adil on December 16, 2017 at 11:33 am

Hi, I would like to ask if the ban on taking parrots to India is lifted or ....???
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By bethany@petrelocation.com on December 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

Hello Mohammed, unfortunately the ban is still in effect. We do not have any idea if it will ever be lifted, as it has been in place for many years. If you need help with moving your bird elsewhere, please feel free to reach out to us here and we'll be happy to offer guidance to you. In the meantime, we wish you the best!
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By Noufal on December 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

Hai am noufal, I want to clear one doubt about exporting pets, .. I want to sent 2 special cock,hens to dubai (NOT FOR BUSSINES PURPOSE) . For my friend he is UAE nationality , so what are the formalities for senting?
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By bethany@petrelocation.com on December 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

Hello Noufal, thanks for reaching out!

It is difficult for us to advise on the process of moving your birds without knowing the species of the hens or where they are coming from. With that, we would recommend looking at the UAE government's website here for further help.

Also, if you have the species and origin country information, you're welcome to reach out to us here and one of our consultants can offer more insight to you.

Thanks again for reaching out and best of luck with everything!
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