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    chelseatimber Read Only Funster

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    Hello
    I would just like to introduce myself. I'm an old git who has supported Chelsea all my life, not just when they have money to spend.
    We own a lovely Winnebago Aspect, to which I have fitted LPG, Satellite Dome, Rack for electric scooter (e-max). Unfortunately, I have not been able to drive it, since I bought it, owing to a broken wrist with following complications. However, after this appalling Summer, we are determined to Winter away to France/Spain. We have the dog passport, but still need to be able to get definitive information about taking our parrot (can't go without her). Has anyone taken their parrot to Europe recently and have good first hand knowledge of the regulations please?By the way, the wife drives a little Piaggio Porter, which has been converted to a basic camper. Very handy for overnighting in the pub car park after a few. haha. Hello again, to quote Neil Diamond:thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome :thumb:
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    Hi and welcome
    Your vet should be able to tell you any regs regarding your parrot and if not ask DEFRA direct
     
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    Thanks for that. Unfortunately the Vet is just as confused as we are. I did ask DEFRA a while ago and their advice was very limited. They know all about dogs but haven't a clue about birds. That's the problem, everyone just keeps sending us to some other dept.
     
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    Hello and welcome :welcomefunster:
     
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    Welcome to the Fun chelseatimber:thumb: great football team you support:BigGrin:


    :BigGrin:CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS 2012:BigGrin:




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    Hi and welcome good luck with the parrot you will find most people on here are Man City fans (ok slight exaggeration perhaps four of us)

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    Hi
    Sorry can't help about parrots.:welcomefunster:
     
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    chelseatimber Read Only Funster

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    Parrot

    Have just received a very helpful reply from a couple who have toured Europe many times with their Parrot. Apparently you can take upto five "pets" parrots (I only want to take one, she's a bitch, but she's our bitch) without the need for any documentation. This was the conclusion I came to, when I last investigated the situation about 18 months ago, but it was so hard to find anything out and so many different opinions, I still had doubts that it could ever be that easy.

    However, if there is anyone else out there who have taken a parrot abroad, I would really appreciate hearing about their experiences.

    Thanks to everyone who has welcomed us, even the Man U fans haha
     
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    can't the parrot fly to france and meet you at calais lol
    hello and welcome to the madhouse
     
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    chelseatimber Read Only Funster

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    Thought about smuggling parrot inside the dog, but not sure how it would turn out.

    OK, just as stupid as your suggestion lol
     
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    if it was a green parrot it would turn out brown thats all but who will stand around waiting for nature to pop the parrot out lol
     
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    chelseatimber Read Only Funster

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    Brings to mind the Monty Python Parrot Sketch haha.
     
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    you mean this parrot is no more
     
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    chelseatimber Read Only Funster

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    Yes.
     
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    You could always tie it to a homing pigeon. OK - not funny (only to me). :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Your right ! lol

    This is getting ridiculous now haha:Doh:
     
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    Bringing birds to France

    The EC regulations regarding the movements of pet birds have been modified in response to the avian influenza alert (bird flu), and these rules apply at least until the end of 2010. Each family is allowed to bring maximum five birds into France. One of the following conditions must apply:

    • There has been a 30 day pre-export quarantine
    • There has been a 30 day quarantine after import
    • The bird has been vaccinated and re-vaccinated at least once against avian influenza, with the H5 vaccine. The bird must have been vaccinated within the last six months and not later than 60 days prior to dispatch from the third country
    • Isolation of the bird for at least 10 days before departure and, after at least three days of isolation, a test to detect the H5N1 antigen or genome
    Compliance with the above conditions must be verified in a certificate by an official veterinarian.


    I found this on looking on the angloinfo site.
    possibly you need to check out the avian flu vaccine.

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    http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/help/pet_abroad/pet_documentation

    they have info on for parrots -
    Parrot
    May need a CITES certificate, check with authority of country of destination
     
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    Many thanks for that, which I think I have read before (confused, read so much).

    Our Parrot is on permanent quarantine/isolation because she never meets other birds. Therefore, we comply with the first, but how would our vet ( coincidently is 50 yards away) be able to verify this ?
     
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    Hello from another Chelsea fan, no help with your bird problem, but welcome
     
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