Traveling from Boston to New Delhi with a Sugar Glider. Help!

#1 Nov 19th, 2012, 09:29
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I have a 6 month excursion through India fast approaching and I'm struggling to pull together all the loose ends and paper work so I can bring my pet glider with me. She was a last minute addition to the trip and I have no clue where to start with all this paper work. I know I need a health certificate and an NOC. But how do I get an NOC? And do I have to get another health certificate right before the trip? What other paper work is required?
Needless to say I'm feeling a bit lost and any advice from a seasoned traveler would be most welcomed. Seriously, I will kiss your feet if you can help.
Also, I'm struggling to find an airline willing to ship her. Gliders are not well known so most aren't open to shipping her. Any suggestions there will earn you pie.
Thanks~
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Wow, a truly novel request for a jaded palate. Wish you the very best indeed..
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Forget it. You will not be allowed to bring a glider into India as it is not considered a pet.
In any case it is a bad idea because you expose it to lots of virus & bacteria to which its immune system has no defence.
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Just to add to what birds said, even if you find some way around to bring it to India, you won't find any vet capable to treat the animal if something goes wrong (which most likely may, considering the health and other issues associated with glider)...A very bad idea in my view.
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Actually, they can't carry diseases and I had all the paperwork ready and her importation about to be approved before deciding against it, because of the exorbitant cost of her ticket (800usd holy crow.) But thanks.
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Thank you for reporting back, gracias..
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Originally Posted by MyUserName View Post Actually, they can't carry diseases.
Never knew there were species that can not carry disease
Does that mean they only die of old age?
Or when they are caught for the pet trade?

See: http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows...-pet-trade.htm
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just had to Google to find what a Sugar Glider is!!
would have been interesting seeing someone taking one of these around India-Sugar Glider at the Taj Mahal comes to mind!!
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Originally Posted by dan bushell View Post just had to Google to find what a Sugar Glider is!!
would have been interesting seeing someone taking one of these around India-Sugar Glider at the Taj Mahal comes to mind!!
I do not think the animal would find the Taj all that interesting.
Wild animals are supposed to be in the wild not in somebodies pocket.
Sugar Gliders are among the most stolen from the wild to be sold in the pet trade. Many die in the process.
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The purpose of this thread was to ask for help familiarizing myself with animal importation laws. Since none of you have knowledge of that, please kindly keep your opinions to yourself. It seems none of you are familiar with the species; your ignorance is showing.

If there is a mod out there reading this, please close the thread. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by MyUserName View Post The purpose of this thread was to ask for help familiarizing myself with animal importation laws. Since none of you have knowledge of that, please kindly keep your opinions to yourself. It seems none of you are familiar with the species; your ignorance is showing.

If there is a mod out there reading this, please close the thread. Thank you.
This is the wrong place to be if you don't want people's opinions! Well I don't think there is any place in the internet universe where you'll get the exact educated response you desire! Are you really ready for India!!!
Good Luck!
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Originally Posted by happyhippy View Post Are you really ready for India!!!
Good Luck!
Well damn, I hope so, being that I've been here for a month already. Thanks
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Originally Posted by MyUserName View Post The purpose of this thread was to ask for help familiarizing myself with animal importation laws. Since none of you have knowledge of that, please kindly keep your opinions to yourself. It seems none of you are familiar with the species; your ignorance is showing.

If there is a mod out there reading this, please close the thread. Thank you.


Maybe misguided ? Who know's !!

The trick is to wade through the personal agendas and try and piece together something close to an answer you were hoping for. I personally have the ability to put aside my lifelong battle for Mother Nature, and have a good laugh, with regards a suger Glider hoping and skiping around the Taj-------some can't.

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