moving with a large parrot
This may have been posted at one time but I can't seem to find it. Question:Has anyone on here traveled down with a large parrot? I have a Blue & Gold Macaw that I just can't leave behind when we move down but I am kind of nervous putting him in the cargo area of an airplane, anyone done this and do you have any suggestions or help in the matter??? thanks to all and we will see you real soon
I guess you're moving to STX? However, the foremost "bird" vet in the islands is Andrew Williamson on STT and I have no doubt that if you call his office at (340) 775-3240 he'll give you all the information you need and a lot more that you didn't even think about!
Seriously, he's a font of information on birds (and tortoises too) and I know he'll be of great help to you.
Yes, we are moving to STX. and I will call him for sure today. It is my last real concern before moving. Everything else we have settled or at least know what is going on. Thanks so much for the response
hi kay, the phone # in this my help even though the post is over 2 years old
American Airlines no longer transports birds, we had to get our parrot down here in June on a private flight.
So how did you find a private flight and how did you get around the dept of agriculture? Humane society told us they just needed a certificate of health issued no more than ten days before arrival, but now we've heard from others that the dept of ag and the DP and R (whoever they are) will not let the bird in without official applications for which the process can take up to 3-4 weeks!
Exactly who is in charge and knows what the real truth is?
We went to an avian vet in Florida paid about 65 dollars for a health cert, then our bird flew over on a private plane