Need help migrating with african grey parrots

#1 Dec 8th, 2012, 16:56
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Hi,
We own two african grey parrots and they are a part of our family. We are migrating to Australia end of 2013 and would really like to find out about migrating with them. We hear of bans regarding export of exotic birds, however we are wondering if any exceptions can be made for pet birds. Please please help us with any information on this!
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Originally Posted by Gillianjane View Post Hi,
We own two african grey parrots and they are a part of our family. We are migrating to Australia end of 2013 and would really like to find out about migrating with them. We hear of bans regarding export of exotic birds, however we are wondering if any exceptions can be made for pet birds. Please please help us with any information on this!
You have perhaps already tried to Google this. I searched Importing Pet Birds into Australia and got immediately to the DAFF site:

DAFF Australia site

Probing a little further I got to a page for Importing Live Birds from Countries Other Than New Zealand (or some such) and checked for India:

Live Birds from India

There is a great deal of bumf, but certainly one critical part is this:
Condition C9108
DAFF Live Animal Imports facilitates the import of animals and reproductive material into Australia.
DAFF does this by applying import conditions that are determined by Biosecurity Australia.
Biosecurity Australia has not developed import conditions for this animal and as such DAFF cannot facilitate your import.
Biosecurity Australia can be contacted on Ph: 61 (02) 6272 4465, Fax: 61 (02) 6272 3399 or go to Animal Biosecurity Home Page.
You can also register as a stakeholder to receive advice on the development of import conditions of interest to you.
Permission to import may also be required from the Department of Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities by Ph*61*(02)*6274*1900, Fax*61*(02)*6274*1921 or email: wildlifetrade@environment.gov. au.
The bold sentence makes it sound like you're unlikely to get anywhere through these people. Perhaps you can find another route. I'm afraid I wouldn't hold out much hope. I understand that Australia are very very strict one hears of people being clapped in the slammer for violating food imporation restrictions by bringing in an undeclared candy bar. Good luck.
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#3 Dec 9th, 2012, 10:54
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I did look around Australia's rules. The biggest hiccup is moving the bird to south Australia which we hve excluded from my to-go place. Other than that from Australia's side there are permits that we would need to get them into Australia.
The biggest problem is INDIA. They have a ban on exporting all live exotic birds but not on importing. But I hear there are special permissions and other ways we can move the birds..
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I am not entirely sure but I believe you can export exotic birds that are not endemic to India.

You may also want to contact Dr. Choudhray in Delhi for more information: http://www.choudharypetclinic.com. He is involved in lots of export of stray dogs so may know how to go about birds as well.

Or you can contact Manta for Angel Eyes at info@aneleyes.in and www.angeleyes.in. Manta does do a lot of work with birds and has excellent connections in the birding world.
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As per your response below,please suggest what are the alternate means of taking the bird along or special approvals that are possible.we are also migrating to Australia with our pet cockateil and are not getting any headway with these guys.please suggest

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