Originally Posted by DebbieSolank
I have a question for those who might have a bird as a pet, we have a cockatiel who is now 22 years old. My husband is afraid to travel to canada with him, thinking that we would not be able to bring him back into USA and because of that we are unable to do any RV trips to canada.
i am trying to tell him that it will not be an issue.
Does anyone know what are the rules to take a pet bird to Canada in a RV?
It used to be that you had to have a form filled out by a vet as to the pets health, plus rabies shots. I travel to Mexico with 2 cats. Mexico could care less. Only once was I asked for the papers on the cats, and as soon as I reached for them the agent said "ok thanks" he knew since I was reaching for them I had them.
The US has now lifted that restriction. All I have to carry is the Rabies papers, and of course they have a tag around their neck anyway.
I'm not sure about birds. I do know that there are some rules about entering the US with exotic animals, but I think they are more geared toward people bring animals back from a foreign country, not pets traveling
I went to the website I use to verify current rules for my cats and here is what it says about birds, of US origin.
"Returning U.S. origin pet birds from these countries must go into 30-day quarantine in an USDA
animal import quarantine facility. Otherwise, the bird is quarantined for 30 days at the owner’s
residence (home quarantine). Pet birds returning from Canada are exempt from quarantine.
U.S. origin pet birds and performing birds returning from countries that are considered affected
with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) also must be quarantined upon arrival for a
minimum of 30 days in a USDA Animal Quarantine Center."
Note the line that pet birds returning from Canada are Exempt. SO it looks like you could go in and out of Canada (when they open the border) but not Mexico like I do with cats.