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Old 12-26-2020, 02:48 PM
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So I'm thinking of getting a bird that I would like to keep long-term, but in about 3-5 years, I will be moving out and likely somewhere far due to my job. The most likely place I will be moving is Guam, because I know a lot of people who worked there in the same field of work and can give me a lot of referrals.

So I'm wondering:

1) Is it easy to move birds that far (note that Guam is american territory, so no visas or anything like that)

2) What else should I know if I move a bird that far?

I would get the bird within the next year or so, if everything works out and it is possible to take it with me. Once I move there, I'll likely be there for the rest of my life so no moving, except maybe into a bigger house one day, but not 100% sure.

So the bird would be with me where I am now for, again, 3-5 years, and then I would move if I got a job offer.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2020, 03:03 PM
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Re: Moving With Bird

I think someone mentioned to you in your other thread that your bird would have to go through quarantine, not something you want to put an animal through and doesn’t really make you a good candidate for parrot ownership.

You really want to wait until you return stateside before pursuing parrot ownership.
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Re: Moving With Bird

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I think someone mentioned to you in your other thread that your bird would have to go through quarantine, not something you want to put an animal through and doesn’t really make you a good candidate for parrot ownership.

You really want to wait until you return stateside before pursuing parrot ownership.
How long does a quarantine last? I mean, I'd assume it's something a bird can recover from.
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Re: Moving With Bird

Again, not something you should be voluntarily considering. depending on the country it can be 2-6 months. Military folks deal with it and it’s a nightmare for all involved, including the animals. Going through the quarantine process should be an option of last resort for the desperate who have no alternative.

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Re: Moving With Bird

There are a lot of weird rules and some of it depends on the bird special acquired. Sometimes getting a bird into a place is easier than taking it out, so you need to check both ways. There can be CITES paperwork requirements as well.
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Alright, I will take your guy's advice and ponder on it.

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Re: Moving With Bird

Quote: Originally Posted by MagicSmokeBirdKeeper View Post
So I'm thinking of getting a bird that I would like to keep long-term, but in about 3-5 years, I will be moving out and likely somewhere far due to my job. The most likely place I will be moving is Guam, because I know a lot of people who worked there in the same field of work and can give me a lot of referrals.

So I'm wondering:

1) Is it easy to move birds that far (note that Guam is american territory, so no visas or anything like that)

2) What else should I know if I move a bird that far?

I would get the bird within the next year or so, if everything works out and it is possible to take it with me. Once I move there, I'll likely be there for the rest of my life so no moving, except maybe into a bigger house one day, but not 100% sure.

So the bird would be with me where I am now for, again, 3-5 years, and then I would move if I got a job offer.

Any advice is appreciated.
I have been moving with large macaws for 31 years with the military so I have gotten pretty good at it. I have taken them over seas and back several times. CITES permits, US Fish and Wildlife, and USDA Veterinarians yup we are familiar. Preparation is the key to any successful move.

Guam is a US territory so no CITES would be needed but I can't tell you what you will need in 3-5 years but I can tell you what the requirements are at the moment. Birds coming into Guam are required to go through a 7 day quarantine here at a Vet Clinic and be tested for West Nile. I have friends in Guam and this is the information that they sent to me, hope I can post it. Although the requirements will most likely change by the time that you go you will still have the contact information for Guam
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Re: Moving With Bird

Well I am unable to attach all of the pages I guess I have reached my limit for pictures
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Here are the remaining pages of the document. I wish you good luck!
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