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wind_magic 03-28-2009 11:25 PM

Cruising with Birds
 
Does anyone know what restrictions there are for birds in most countries ? Also, do birds do well on boats ? I'm considering a pair of pet finches, but I don't want to get a pet that is going to cause troubles in a foreign country.

sailingdog 03-29-2009 08:46 AM

Given the Avian Flu scare, I would imagine that laws regarding pet birds are rather draconian in many places.

Undine 03-29-2009 09:04 AM

Before you get a bird, read this....
Cruising Log Jim and Deb Faughn

Not only are other countries a problem but our own as well.

KRCSWO 03-30-2009 09:33 AM

Travelling with Birds
 
Checkout other forums like BirdBoard.Com - Parrot Message Board & Pet Bird Owner Forums for info on traveling with birds. Lots of people do it. But, it can be a pain.

Good luck.

sailingdog 03-30-2009 09:46 AM

That's an understatement.. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undine (Post 467934)
Before you get a bird, read this....
Cruising Log Jim and Deb Faughn

Not only are other countries a problem but our own as well.


wind_magic 03-30-2009 09:51 AM

Okay, so no birds seems like the consensus. It sounds like you shouldn't leave port with any bird you don't plan to eat before you arrive at your next destination. :D

zaliasvejas 03-31-2009 11:03 PM

You can do what I do....
Have a stuffed one...
http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/...le=4826&size=1

US27inKS 03-31-2009 11:14 PM

Our long range plans are: get the birds a new home, then go sailing. One of our birds gets horrible motion sickness anyway. Who woulda thought?


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