Pet Travel Question: Shipping a Bird to Ecuador

Name: Vicky
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cat and Bird
Pet Breed: Domestic Short Hair and Cockatiel
From: USA
To: Ecuador

What are the requirements for importation into Ecuador of a cockatiel? Is there quarantine and can the quarantine be at home? I have asked AA if they will carry pet bird and they have stated "No". Is there an airline which will transport a pet bird in the cabin with the passenger or will it have to travel in the cargo hold?


Hi Vicky,

Thank you for contacting us! Shipping birds certainly requires a lot of careful planning, but we've successfully transported many feathered pets and can hopefully steer you in the right direction. Here are the pet import requirements for Ecuador as well as some tips for relocating birds and a first-hand account from someone who moved her African Grey Parrot from South Africa to the UK.

In terms of airlines, it's best to check with them individually as rules can change periodically. Let us know if you'd like any help handling the move or if you have any more questions -- you can always give our office a call to speak directly to a specialist. Good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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