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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

PetRelocation.com
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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: Gail
Reason: Work
From: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
To: Vancouver, Canada
Pet: Chewy, Pekingese, 11 months, 6 kgs

Q. Hi PetRelocation,

What are the necessary requirements and estimated costs to relocate my Pekingese (Chewy) to Canada from South Africa?

Thank you,
Gail
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Name: Silver
Move Reason: Work
From: London, UK
To: Los Angeles, USA
Pet: Wesley, well behaved mini dachshund, 10 years old weighing 6 kilos
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Name: Crystal
From: Los Angeles CA
To: Portland, ME
Pet: Chase; Dog Bull Terrier/Pointer mix; 1 yr; 60 lbs

Q. Hi PetRelocation,

I need to fly my dog to Maine but I can't afford to spend $600 or more on the "IATA #82" reinforced crate plus the flight cost. Is there a place I can rent the crate for this one way flight?

I bought a plastic flight crate and have been told by United airlines that I need a reinforced pet crate for the flight. I do not have the funds to buy the crate and the flight ticket. I need some suggestions.

He is not an aggressive dog.

Thanks,
Crystal
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Name: Rasha
From: Beirut, Lebanon
To: Melbourne, Australia
Pets: I have two cats, both two years old from a shelter. Both have up-to-date vaccinations and are microchipped.

Q. Hi PetRelocation,

I will be leaving Lebanon permanently for Australia in November, but I know that moving pets between these two countries is difficult. Given Australia's pet quarantine laws, what is the most streamlined way to move my cats? Is there a way to prevent them from having to stay in quarantine for months?

Thanks,
Rasha
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