It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
This information is provided to assist with the importation into Canada from Australia of all live birds, including live poultry, day old chicks and hatching eggs for private or commercial purposes.
An import permit is required.
Information about the process required to import animals into Canada can be found on the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.
For import purposes, the expression "pet bird" means a personally owned and cared for bird, and applies only to species commonly known as "caged" birds such as psittacines (birds in the parrot family), songbirds, toucans, canaries, finches and cardinals. The expression does not apply to pigeons, doves, species of wild or domesticated fowl, or game birds. There is a separate
Micor entry for Pigeons to Canada.
If you are importing live birds from Australia into Canada, you should check the specific
Import Measures for Live Birds for the latest information regarding Australia’s eligibility to export live birds to Canada. You should also consult the
additional requirements for pet birds imported from countries other than the United States.
Refer to these and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.
Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements
The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.