Friday, December 23, 2011

Importing Parrotlets into Australia


my name is Monika and I have a pair of parrotlets that are perfect pets. I live in Germany. Now I will go for three years to Australia. As I understand I'm not allowed to take the birds with me.

Now I search for breeders of parrotlets in Australia but I can't find any. Do you know if there is any possibility to get parrotlets in Australia. I love this birds so much.

Best regards


Dear Monika:

Thank you for your email. Australia is one of the few countries that neither allows the export of their birds nor the import of other countries. You are correct - they will not allow you to legally import parrotlets. As far as being able to purchase any birds there, I do have a few people who live in Australia and, although the last time Australia 'tried' importing was over a decade ago, you might be able to find a pair or two - they would cost at least $10,000 or more. And, in all likelihood they would be smuggled. If they had been imported legally, they would be very old. And still extraordinarily expensive. I'm so sorry.

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
Secretary, International Parrotlet Society

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