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Old 10-31-2019, 09:08 PM   #1
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Illegal Parrot Shipping Offer

There's a company offering to send me a parrot (from FLA to KS) through USPS. This is illegal, and cruel. Usually, I try to mind my own business. Should I turn them in? And, if so... to whom? The U.S. Post Office?
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:32 PM   #2
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HI. Since it is coming from Fla and you want to stop this cruel shipment. look up the Government of Florida and contact the Attorney General by e-mail. Tell them who the company is and where the shipment was going to be delivered.


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Old 10-31-2019, 09:37 PM   #3
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Yes... a good idea... I just figured Post Office would be interested, too... since it clearly violates one of their rules, and might even be a federal offense.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:08 PM   #4
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I think the post office would know if they were shipping a parrot..

I am not sure on this but I think when they ship a bird and it arrives by USPS it just is in their possession for one/same day. I think they pick up the bird from the airlines and bring it to your house.

If you think they are breaking laws then for sure contact someone but I would think they know what they are shipping and know if it is against policy. They had to turn in that package to be shipped so there had to be someone that approved it and took/shipped it.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:21 PM   #5
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The post office has no idea (or turns a blind eye) what kind of bird is in that box, they've approved for game fowl. Mango came via USPS, all the way, from a breeder, that may not know it's illegal. Mango did not go on any airline. He simply went from one state, to the next, via USPS. Took about 48 hours, and he did not have any water, the whole time. Airline rules are... anyone picking up the bird, must bring their I.D., and be the person listed as the "sent to" on the bird's box. No one can "pick up the bird" from the airline, and put it on a mail truck. It's simply illegal to put a non-game bird... or a parrot... on a mail truck, at any point in the destination, from what I understand. Also... if the bird was flying, at any time... I would be charged accordingly. I cannot believe that my local post office would/could travel 10 hours round-trip, to pick up my bird from the airport, without my I.D., and not charge me for that.
I didn't know any of this, when I purchased Mango... but, I know, now, because I'd like to breed birds... and, I've been doing research.

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Old 10-31-2019, 10:25 PM   #6
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I believe that the post office can ship chicks/poultry/chickens in special containers. But, the rules may have changed. IDK anymore.
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I do think it is legal but for adults over 6 ounces from what I have read. I am not advocating the shipping via USPS but I do think you can under certain conditions.....
https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c5_008.htm#ep198129

It does not specify anything other then "Adult Birds" over 6 ounces and pass all the other regulations listed but I am not looking them up.. hehe

Before I found the pet shop where I got Pip I was looking at shipping a parrotlet to me because I was having a hard time finding a breeder or anyone that sold them in my area. I would have used the airlines since there is one less than an hour away but there are several places online that list USPS as an option but they could just be pricing for larger birds.. idk

Edit: @Dave Maybe they are talking about poultry only but I know some of them do ship them USPS or at least have that as an option on their website. I would think if you brought in a live animal box to be shipped that they would really inspect it to make sure you were shipping an approved animal but maybe not.. idk
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:33 PM   #8
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Yes, Dave... game fowl. I believe they will ship day old chickens, geese, doves, turkeys, and ducks. They specifically state NO Parrots, of any kind.
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Bryan... I appreciate it... perhaps I just do not understand... this is what I am reading...
https://www.plannedparrothood.com/sh.../shipping.html
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Bryan... I read that... are they talking about game poultry? I don't know how to "dismiss" the link I posted.
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