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Q. What are the regulations for bringing Myna birds from Iran [Tehran] to the United States? -- Azar M.

A. Hi Azar,

Shipping exotic species, like birds, reptiles and small mammals, requires additional research and paperwork. Pet Relocation ships exotic pets as part of our services, however, the below links should help you if you are interested in researching your pet bird's move.

Permits

CITES (or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) protects not only endangered species but also species that might become endangered due to international trade. If you are moving internationally with an exotic species, you will want to check the CITES Species Database to see if your pet is protected. All parrots are protected by CITES, and typically require both import and export CITES permits from their respective countries. These CITES permits can take up to 6 months to obtain from US Fish & Wildlife Services. Please check the US Fish & Wildlife Services - Animal Import & Export website.

Importing Pet Birds into the United States

Returning US Origin Pet Birds
Non-US Origin Pet Birds

Cheers!
Rachel Farris

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Rachel Farris, Pet Relocation Expert

Rachel Farris, Pet Relocation Specialist

PetRelocation.com is one of the most experienced, respected and technologically-advanced pet relocation companies in the world, specializing in door-to-door domestic and international pet relocations. Pet Relocation Specialist Rachel Farris has coordinated hundreds of relocations for pets big and small — gerbils from Zurich to New York, 14 horses from California to Honduras, and one very large collection of house-cats (23 to be exact!) to the Philippines. After serving as the Team Leader for the Asia-Pacific department, Rachel is now the Director of PR & New Media.

Our pet relocation expert is here to assist you with concerns you may have about relocating to a new area or country with your pets, as well as try to answer any general pet travel questions. Traveling with pets can be a difficult and stressful process, and Rachel can help to alleviate some of those concerns. Please be aware that due to the volume of inquiries we receive, not all questions and concerns can be addressed. For a more immediate reply, please click on the appropriate link below for domestic or international pet relocation, or call 877-PET-MOVE (877-738-6683).

NOTE: The form at the bottom of this page is for gathering essential information regarding your general pet travel and pet relocation concerns. You will need to provide detailed information, such as to and from destinations, type/breed/size of pet(s), dates of travel, concerns, etc.

Door-to-Door Pet Relocation Services

Please note that PetTravelCenter.com does not transfer or relocate pets; however, if you wish to obtain a quote for door-to-door pet relocation services within the USA from our partners at PetRelocation.com, please fill out the Domestic Pet Relocation form.

If you wish to obtain a quote for door-to-door international pet relocation, please fill out the International Pet Relocation form.

Every effort will be made to get back with you as soon as possible.

Happy Pet Travels!

Recent Ask The Pet Relocation Expert Questions...

Name: Lydia
From: Seattle, WA
To: Shanghai, China
Pet: Lucy

Q. Dear PetRelocation,

My husband and I will be relocating to either Shanghai, China or Amsterdam, and I was wondering if I would be able to take my one-year-old Shih Tzu with me to fly overseas. Which airlines are most friendly to fly? Would they allow her to fly? She's healthy!

Thanks,
Lydia
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Name: Robin
From: Melbourne, Australia
To: Vancouver, Canada
Pet: My baby is called Leo, he is a Spoodle and will be 6 years old in October

Q. Dear PetRelocation,

I am very nervous, as I am not sure how my dog will cope with such a long flight. I am also getting very expensive quotes from companies in Australia, however my friends are paying a lot less for transporting their Spoodle from London to Vancouver.

Could you please tell me if you could assist? What will be the costs involved? I am already in Canada. Lastly, is it safe for him to travel, and are there any requirements that I need to be aware of for Canada?

My main concerns are that pricing seems to be high and I'm worried about Leo's well-being in the hold. Also, once I go back to Australia, will it be easier for him to go back? He is a very healthy and a bubbly dog -- all he wants is attention.

Thanks,
Robin
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Name: Terri
From: Frankfurt, Germany
To: San Francisco, California
Pets: 3 beagles ages 4, 7, 11

Q. Dear PetRelocation,

Last year I moved from California to Germany with my 3 beagles. I had all necessary documentation, microchips, etc. I am now returning to California. Since moving to Germany, I got a pet passports for my beagles. What do I need in order to take them back to California without any problems? They will travel in the cargo area of the airplane.

Thanks,
Terri
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Name: Sandra
From: West Palm Beach, FL
To: Los Angeles, CA
Pets: German Shepherd

Q. Dear PetRelocation,

We have a very large puppy that we want to give to a family member. What is the safest way to transport him (he is 8 months old and 85 lbs)? We would like to send him unescorted, if possible.

Any information you can share would be helpful, thanks!

--Sandra
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