Taking my pet rabbit to India

#1 Jun 16th, 2016, 01:02
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Hii All,
I would like to take my pet rabbit to India. I have heard that I need to apply for a DGFT license. I don't know the formalities for it. If some has any idea regarding this. Please help me out. Thankyou
#2 Jun 16th, 2016, 03:29
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it sounds to me like a herculean task! i hope it's a sturdy rabbit...good luck!
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Where are you relocating from. Are you moving on a transfer of residence? etc. etc.

Read relevant threads on these pages:

Pets and Pet Care in India Forum

These professionals will be able to help you (they come highly recommended on these forums):

http://www.furryflyers.com/contact_us.html
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Now this is what makes this site worthwhile!

"Travels With My Rabbit" - would make a great travelogue..........

Make sure it gets to see the Taj Mahal..........
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And be sure to take it to http://www.carrots-india.com/ if in Bangalore.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain
#6 Jun 16th, 2016, 10:34
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@ Gifty James - People do keep rabbits as pets here in India too. Fresh vegetables are easily and plentifully available in India so that part can be taken care of easily. However, the climate change can be serious for your pet. What breed is s/he? How long are you bringing him here for?
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Rabbits are not considered as pets and so DGFT Licence is required. Needless to say, it is a big hassle if you just wish to travel with it, best avoided.

Write a mail to DGFT with your query, or you can call any of their zonal offices to get an idea. That is the best you can do as private service providers for obtaining licence are rare due to very limited people travelling with a pet rabbit.

http://dgft.gov.in/exim/2000/zonal-ra-email.htm
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On a serious note, never mind the temperature change possibilities, rabbits are very susceptible to stress, is it fair to (presumably) fly Bugs in an airborne noisy tin can when s/he could be chowing contentedly at home?
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I know, but i really don't want to leave him behind ..thankyou
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Yes, I know that travelling with a rabbit can be tricky and risky. But i don't want to leave my pet behind. I need to do whatever i can to get him to India as safely as i can. But the problem is i have not got a clear idea of obtaining a DGFT license. I am just gettin very vague informations. If anyone knows how to do this. Please let me know
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How to obtain DGFT LICENSE FOR IMPORT OF PETS TO INDIA

How to obtain DGFT LICENSE? Do i need an IEC number? Please let me know the documents and procedures required .
Thankyou
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Have you mailed DGFT? I have no clear knowledge of all that is involved, but DGFT licence is usually for import, a one side thing. I do not know how a travel thing will be considered.

Moreover, have you considered that you will also need to have other certificates related to health etc. And same may apply when you are going back, your country may ask for health certificates. And if there is a quarantine period required, then that will be another big problem as it usually is a month.

I would have asked you to send a PM to 'birds', a member here on IM, she is the most knowledgeable person on these issues, but you need to have 10 posts to make a PM. Also, there was no need to start another thread.
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Originally Posted by Gifty James View Post I would like to take my pet rabbit to India.
For travel or residence?
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Dang, long post lost in cyberspace. In a period of madness I had rabbits for ranching and as pets. People think that rabbits just eat lettuce, etc. However, for balanced nutritional content a scientific food is best. Finding that in India may be a challenge. Now I never expected a snow facility in Hyderabad and my favorite neice's daughters go there. When someone querried about Guinea Pigs (even shorter lived than rabbits) it took some searching to find an apprpriate feed. It may be time well spent to do such a search beforehand..
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post For travel or residence?
If it's for travel might she have some trouble getting hotel rooms?

And if it is for travel, are you going to carry a cage with you everywhere you go?

Best to leave the little critter home if it is indeed just for travel.

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