An American reunion (at last) for Sarah and her parrots

Did “Cracker the Parrot” capture your heart? Here’s something interesting for you.

on the road with Animalcouriers

Way back in June 2013 Sarah contacted Animalcouriers for help moving her two pet parrots from Scotland to the US. Last weekend, the mission was finally accomplished.

Ptak is a Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus Coelestis) and Maverick is a Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus Senegalus). Both species are protected by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), so Sarah had to work through the maze of paperwork required to allow the birds to travel between the UK and the US.

Because the process took longer than expected, Sarah had to return to the US, leaving her beloved birds in the care of friends. At last the correct paperwork was issued by the US Department of Agriculture, but as it was just before Christmas, the birds’ travel had to be delayed until the new year.

After two vet checks and a lot of shuffling of red tape, Ptak and Maverick jetted off from…

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8 thoughts on “An American reunion (at last) for Sarah and her parrots

  1. sending your beloved pets through courier must be quite trying for the owners! I had to send my dog across the country once, my mother, brother were in the same train but she had to stay with guard, at the end of the journey my brother discovered that she has chummied up with the guard and the guy was feeding her biscuits from his own pocket.

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    • Oh what a charming story! I can’t imagine having my cats transported [except for right beside me]… however mine are so terrified of everyone/thing. They’re not outgoing like many pets. But I can well imagine the anxiety of anyone who has to do that.
      Sharmishtha, I’m so glad your story also had a happy ending.

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  2. I enjoy following the Animal Couriers and as I love birds this story was of particular interest. I was delighted at the happy ending. You could say the story was a ‘Cracker’.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

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