jamie p: What is the easiest way to ship a parrot?
My double yellow head is currently in Hawaii (I’ve had him for 10 years–he has bonded to me and somewhat to my mother) under my mom’s care. I am now living in Arizona. Its been two years, and I am finally in a stable enough living situation to where I can keep him with me (going to college and living in an apartment wasn’t the best situation for owning a noisy parrot). I could go to Hawaii and fly him back with me, but I’m concerned about how the flight might affect him. Has anyone had to travel with a parrot before? Can he be “shipped”? What is the best way to get him from point A to point B? I want to make sure he suffers the smallest level of stress as possible from this. Unfortunately, a cruise is out of the question (don’t have the money, time, or lifestyle to allow it).
It is absolutely legal to transfer pets to and from Hawaii–and many plants are legal as well–but they try to keep a close eye on them. Pets coming from hawaii don’t require a quarantine, just going *in*. The quarantine for birds in Hawaii lasts (I believe but might remember incorrectly) about 6 months and can be conducted in your own home (I’m sure you have to provide vet documents, etc). Dogs and cats aren’t so lucky. I think they allow birds to be “quarantined” at home because they lack the ability to regulate proper care for birds.
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Answer by Ritoru A
let them fly amf nyahaha just kiddin sorry
You should be able to fly him out. There are a few companies that offer just animal flights, you might try your local area or even in Hawaii to see if anyone offers that service.
I was under the impression that you could not bring live animals or plants from Hawaii. Maybe because it is a “Pet” you are allowed to do so. I know that animals going on to the island have to go through quarantine, have you checked to see if your bird would have to do the same coming off the island?
Update: Just read your response. Awesome. Try and see if there are any Pet Carriers in Hawaii, if not call your local airlines and see what they say. You may want to see if they will allow you to fly home and pick him up and bring him inside the plane as a carry on. Some airlines will allow you to do this. Have you tried any of the cruise lines to see if they would allow a stow-away? heheAnswer by robert c
my friend had some sent air freight. took too long. one died. she said next time she was putting bird in small box under her seat, air lines said she could do that. don’t know about custom regs